Eileen Fitzgerald Cavanagh, age 61

of Quincy

Eileen Fitzgerald Cavanagh, age 61

Eileen Fitzgerald Cavanagh, age 61, passed away, Monday, May 30, 2022, in the comfort of her home in Quincy, surrounded by her four devoted children. Eileen courageously battled co-existing diagnoses of Huntington’s Disease and brain cancer in recent months. She did so with the same unwavering faith and strength that she displayed throughout her life.

Eileen was born in New Britain, Conn. and spent most of her life on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She attended Notre Dame Academy in Hingham and is a proud alumnus of Northeastern University (BSN) and Suffolk University (MPA). Eileen found her passion working within the OBGYN Department of Brigham and Women’s Hospital for over 30 years.

Eileen will be warmly welcomed into eternal life by the love of her life, her late husband Kevin Cavanagh, as well as her best friend and sister, Mary Ellen Nevins. Eileen will also be joining her late parents, Laurence and Patricia Fitzgerald. Eileen will be deeply missed by her loving children: Conor and Cindy of Weymouth, Kerry and Patrick of Boston, Erin and Guillermo of Boston, Sean of Quincy, and her beautiful granddaughter Cassidy. Eileen will also be missed by her many additional communities of loved ones, including her dear nieces and nephews, in-laws, cousins, neighbors, and friends who we consider family.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Holy Trinity Parish at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 227 Sea Street, Quincy, on Friday, June 3, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours have been omitted. Eileen’s interment will take place privately. A celebration of Eileen’s life will be held at the Fairview Inn, 133 Ocean Street, Marshfield, at 1 o’clock. All are welcome to attend.

For those who wish, donations in Eileen’s memory may be made to The Huntington’s Disease Society of America, by visiting: https://app.donorview.com/FundRaiser/CampaignInfo?prm=tqITQp5N0w3BYK94HwsDgB1WosiCtMQprdkQ_yrGx2fJMJ-MHmXx2ZGQ8DNYz-ID95O7AnDE0R-1zUQD0mvQFQ_NKHNEzi1X7SqAthLR9N9Vo0i1gJS11nh9luUIblA0RhUJk16VAZ8vLu3fuW2ZMpAam313spH0TOumt52bAIShUj1uaHvg8fMWy06A1j5Tk67rilgdNAoAO6m5Pw3_j6pvwG_nxVIXkum0IVzTS_O1Gf9hY-xYEjeOJiQNo3TN0&fbclid=IwAR2uUyuUsZc7eBx3Ot1ZJXiy94EBW2DmSEzvXShI_0Z0w_bO5luZUR1Ox64

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  • What amazing children you all were taking care of your beautiful mom my love for all of you is so heartfelt 💚💚💚💚

  • Eileen, I admire that you were goal driven. You earned your nursing degree, Graduate degree, married the man you deeply loved. You raised four children who earned degrees after your beloved husband Kevin died. You had a job you loved as a nurse researcher at Brigham and Woman’s. You moved your family closer to Boston after your husband died, to be closer to Catholic schools you and your husband were dedicated to. Eileen served the church as a CCD teacher. Eileen, your faith as a Catholic was always strong, and you carried that through in deeds, volunteering as a CCD teacher. I love and will miss you. Please hug Web, Larry, Pat, and Mary Ellen for me. I will see you on the other side NU Gal. To Eileen’s adult children, your decision to care for her at home, was an act of love and devotion. I admire how you all worked together as family team. All my love, Donna

  • Eileen felt like a second Mom to me because she treated me as such. She always made me feel welcomed when Erin would drag me along to family events. If Erin was in trouble, I too was grounded, but I equally felt the kindness and care a Mom would give to one of her own. Eileen’s comforting and caring nature continues to live on in Erin, Kerry, Sean and Conor. Taking care of their Mom in the comfort of her home is the bravest thing a family can do. That devotion and admiration was taught by Mom and Dad. They are always with you.