Tom Cavanaugh, of Little River, South Carolina, completed his journey through life on January 1, 2023, after a 4-year battle with cancer.
He and his wife, Jan, retired to the Little River community 21 years ago to enjoy the weather and the golfing. Many longtime friends were made in their new community as well and more fun
activities were added. He and his wife enjoyed travelling in their motor home to various parts of the U.S. visiting friends and family along the way.
Tom was retired from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in Boston, MA in 2000 as a Deputy Sheriff. He was very proud on being a Deputy Sheriff and made sure everyone he met would hear it. Additionally, he belonged to the Masons and the American Legion, with the final Post 186 being in Little River. Tom always had a story for everyone wherever he went. “There was never a dull
moment”. He made people laugh! Then there was the serious side: he loved his wife and family. He was always quick to say “I love you” at any given moment.
He was loved in return by his wife; children: Thomas, Tracey, Jennifer and William; 13 grandchildren: Thomas IV; Joseph, Anthony, Brittany and Alexia Zappi; Angela, Paul, Christina, Dennis and Gus DeLuca; Zachary, William and Brock Cavanaugh: several great-grandchildren; his wife’s family; and a multitude of people he met along his path.
Burial will be private.
St Jude and Tunnel To Towers Foundation were two of Tom’s favorite charities. Please consider donating to one of those, or to the charity of your choice, in his name.