Mary June Kavanagh

Mary June E. "Junie" Kavanagh (Guilfoyle)

Saturday, October 2, 1926 - Monday, February 4, 2019
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October 2, 1926 - February 4, 2019
New Windsor, NY formerly of Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY

Mary June Kavanagh formerly of Cornwall-on Hudson, NY passed away peacefully on February 4, 2019 surrounded by her loving family in Venice, Florida.

“ Junie” was born in Utica, NY, the daughter of Josephine Dougher Guilfoyle and Henry Guilfoyle. She graduated from Utica Free Academy and attended The College of St. Rose and graduated in 1949 with her Nursing Degree.

In May 1953, she married Bertram P. Kavanagh of Troy, NY. Family life began in Troy as Junie and Bert welcomed 4 children. In 1967, the family relocated to Cornwall on Hudson. Junie continued her nursing career in various positions. Eventually, she furthered her education and became one of the first Nurse Practioners in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. She was well respected and admired for her many years in a number of the elementary schools.

Junie was a devout Catholic, worshipping at both St. Thomas of Canterbury and St. Patrick’s. For over 20 years, Junie lived independently in Plum Point, New Windsor and Venice, Fla. where she had many friends.

The family would like to acknowledge Carmela and John Staples for their enduring years of friendship to her and all the Kavanagh family. We also would like to recognize Rose Pospiech and Frank Tepedino for their devoted care and companionship.

Junie was pre-deceased by her husband Bert in 1992 and her sister, Constance Giggey. She is survived by her 4 children: Bridget Nelligan and her husband James of Massachusetts, Patrick and his wife Theresa of Newburgh, Brendan and his wife Christine of Pennsylvania and Chris and his wife Eva of Connecticut, 9 grandchildren: Patrick Kavanagh, Matthew Kavanagh, Gerard Nelligan, Colin Kavanagh, Kiera Nelligan, Molly Kavanagh, Sean Kavanagh, Brett Kavanagh, and Bryan Kavanagh; 5 great-grandchildren; and her brother-in-law: Jim Giggey.

Visitation will be at Quigley- Sullivan Funeral Home, 337 Hudson Street, Cornwall on Hudson, NY on Thursday February 7th, from 4 pm - 8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be at St Patrick’s-St Mary’s, 55 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY at 10 am Friday February 8th. Interment will follow the Mass at St Thomas Cemetery, Cornwall, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Newburgh Ministry, 9 Johnston Street, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home Inc.
    337 Hudson St
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  • Service

    Friday, February 8, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, February 8, 2019 10:00am
    St. Patrick's R.C. Church
    55 Grand Street
    NEWBURGH, NY 12553
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    Rev. Fernando Hernandez
  • Interment

    St. Thomas Cemetery
    Mailler Avenue
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Donations are being accepted for: The Newburgh Ministry.


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Roger M. Bouffard

Posted at 03:57pm
To Mrs. Kavanagh's family,

Our condolences to your family. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Mrs. Kavanagh comfort you and your family, today and always.

Roger M. & Yvonne F. Bouffard
Waterside Village
Venice FL

Alice Staples

Posted at 11:03am
We always had fun with Junie, and will remember her fondly.
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Susan Dabroski

Posted at 08:50am
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Ife Rollins

Posted at 08:41am
Bridget, you and your family are in heart at this sad time. I can see where your bright spark comes from in this photo of your dear Mother! My sincere condolences.

Charles Hanretta

Posted at 08:14pm
My condolences to the Kavanagh families. Your parents were some of the nicest people to know, as well as their children. Great family. Sincerely, Charlie Hanretta, Clayton, Delaware

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