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Memorial created 04-29-2006 by
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Maureen Bridget Cavanaugh
January 7 1955 - April 4 2005

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12-02-2010 9:23 PM -- By: SEOzzy,  From:  

03-22-2010 3:13 PM -- By: Kerrick Madison,  From: Dalls, Tx  

She was a very good Writer

05-12-2009 6:50 PM -- By: Katrina,  From: N.C  

You Maureen should have pages upon pages of passing thoughts and thank you's for making this world a better place to live in. You did the ultamite scarafice of all which was always putting yourself and your needs behind those of others. You were truely a kind a selfless person, which there are not many of people like you around anymore. Here you are a year younger then me and having acomplished so much more than i could even have dreamed of. And now you are no more, but a memory, and a great memory at that. After reading your story I will never forget you either. Thank You, for making this world a better place...

01-07-2009 12:11 PM -- By: Kelly,  From:  

Happy Birthday to Maureen. God Bless

04-04-2008 2:26 AM -- By: ,  From:  

Happy Angel-Versary In Heaven.

Hugs, Rose

07-15-2006 11:57 PM -- By: Jacqueline Brellochs,  From: Ithaca, NY  

My tribute was given at the time of her passing and is under "guest book from Penn State University memorial page".

[NOTE: This is what she had written at that time:] "My connection with Maureen was through the Board of Directors of the Newfoundland Club of America. Relations were on the chilly side when I first came on in 1992 and Maureen was Recording Secretary. However, a year and a half later she phoned and offerred to circulate a petition for me to run for office again. When she resigned her Board position due to health and school, I wrote how much her input would be missed. Her reply was one I have treasured ever since. After a seven year absence, I came back on the NCA Board and last summer was pleased to be the Board member assigned to be the go-between for Maureen as chair of our Constitution and By-Laws Committee and the Board. She was a brilliant person who was deeply concerned about questions of conflict of interest. We were fortunate she was willing to add to her already heavy schedule to try to make an important difference for the Newfoundland breed she loved. I was privileged to work with her, even in limited capacity. I wish I had been able to know her better, in a more personal context. I read with awe, all the things she accomplished and how. I am so sorry for what she and Chris had to go through . . . a real tragedy."

07-15-2006 4:23 PM -- By: Mary Lou Roberts,  From: Glenside, PA  

Our reason to meet was Newfoundland dogs. Our reason to be friends was mutual respect. I'm only sorry I didn't have the opportunity to know Maureen longer. She was special.

07-01-2006 11:08 PM -- By: yeida,  From: Puerto Ricp  

What a nice lady, God bless

06-15-2006 1:13 PM -- By: Alena,  From: California  

I've read Prof. Cavanaugh's memorial several times now and find such comfort in it... not because I grieve for her (I didn't know her)but because I've been thinking a lot lately about how complicated life is... how you think you want one thing but then get another, but the thing that you got is really what you needed in the first place... about how time and relationships and love are all so complicated but it's exactly those complications that make it beautiful and worthwhile, an adventure. Maureen's life was a true adventure. I wish that I had known her but thank you for giving us this glimpse into her life. I am sorry for your loss of her but hope that you find some comfort in the creation of kindred spirits who enter her/your realm.

06-11-2006 1:49 PM -- By: Judy Chancellor,  From: Yukon, Oklahoma  

Maureen, an Earth Spirit Capricorn, indeed lived life the fullest !!! I am sorry for your loss. Love Judy, mother of Andy Baltzell in VM too.

06-05-2006 11:16 AM -- By: Nancy Cavanaugh,  From: Minnesota/Falls Church  

Listening to the music, seeing the many pictures causes a flood of memories. From the small St.Bernard puppy, Milhouse, to the great Newfs. The pictures of Bridget in Greece - where life was good is startling - for it is as if she is Maggie, our older sister. The lack of photos from the 90;s-2005, also leaves a last portion of her life unseen. Missing her, missing the chance to ask questions, to seek uncderstanding, is one of the hardest parts of losing her. This is a truly beautiful memorial, that still cannot capture her essence, her smile, her life.

Web Master Note: Nancy is Maureen's older sister.

05-08-2006 12:24 PM -- By: Cathy,  From: Warminster, PA  

Wow! This is such a beautiful memorial for such a remarkable woman. Thank you for sharing her story! My thoughts are with you and your family ~Cathy

05-02-2006 10:12 PM -- By: Lee,  From:  

Professor Cavanaugh sounds truly wonderful, as a person, a friend, a human, and a teacher. Your story is so touching. I am so very sorry to all of the people who knew and loved this special lady much comfort flying your way.

04-30-2006 6:43 PM -- By: Marc Mnich,  From: Atlanta, Ga  

I am sorry for your loss of Maureen. You are a true friend...




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