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March 4, 1922 – Sunday, May 13, 2012

Service Information
St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Maple Lake, MN
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Helen M. Cavanaugh, age 90, of Buffalo and formerly of Maple Lake passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Park Terrace in Buffalo.

She was born on March 4, 1922 in Albion Township the daughter of Joseph F. & Helen C. Larkin Raiche.

On August 30, 1949, Helen M. Raiche and Raphael T. Cavanaugh were joined in holy marriage at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake.

Helen was formerly employed as a secretary at The Wright County Courthouse.

Helen was a self taught (award winning) piano player. She had a personality that said she lived life to the fullest and had a fantastic smile with Irish wit. Her faith was important to her and her family was a top priority.

Survived by Kenneth (Kathy) Cavanaugh of Fergus Falls, Coleen (Douglas) Marschel of Buffalo, Timothy (Paula) Cavanaugh of Hutchinson and Patricia (Timothy) Pawelk of Buffalo; grandchildren Troy Marschel, Stephanie Hannon and Jason Cavanaugh and ten great grandchildren; a sister: Ruth (Robert) Molinaro of Wyoming, Minnesota; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Frank, Edward and James Raiche and by a sister: Kathleen Loch and by a grandson: Andrew Cavanaugh.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Helen M. Cavanaugh will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. Father Victor Valencia will be the Celebrant.

Interment will follow at St. Timothy Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 15th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Further visitation will be held on Wednesday morning, May 16th from 9-10 A.M. at the church.

Casket Bearers will be Troy Marschel, Jason Cavanaugh, Douglas Marschel, Timothy Pawelk, and John Erhard.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. marlys northenscold

    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow and always. She was a grand lady and how fitting to pass on the day she did. In HIS way all is so perfect.
    Hugs and Prayers!

  2. Mary Jo Stubstad

    So sorry to read about the passing of Helen. My Dad, “Frank Larkin” and Helen were residents at Park Terrace together and liked to talk about their name in common. I remember her as such a sweet and happy lady. Peace & Prayers to you.

  3. Skip Ristvedt

    My mother, Marie Ristvedt, will truly miss Helen’s beautiful smile and her wonderful piano playing!

  4. Nancy & Kevin Weishert

    Our deepest sympathy to your family.

  5. Carol J Wurm

    I was sorry to hear about Helen. She was such a nice person, always had a smile for you. My thoughts and prayers
    are with your family. Carol J Wurm


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