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Albert J. Kavanagh

July 30, 1936 — February 15, 2024

Sterling

Albert Julian Kavanagh passed away on 15 Feb 2024. He was born on 30 July 1936 in Bath, ME, to his parents Arthur and Barbara Kavanagh. He had two brothers, David and James. 

Al’s family was his world. He raised a family of six children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, all of whom he adored. And of course that includes everyone’s significant others and their dogs.

He loved being in nature. Al hiked, walked and explored the outdoors tirelessly. Trips to Mt. Wachusett and Mt. Monadnock were always on his mind. Trains captivated him from a young age, too, from the Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia to his fascination with the Mt. Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire’s White Mountains that he visited later in life. 

He traveled all over the States to visit his children and their children, culminating in the trip he had always wanted to take: a road trip across the country to drive to and up and down the west coast. He made this voyage when he was in his 70s.

Al was able to have a second childhood through his grandchildren and their friends. While he didn’t have a competitive streak himself, he wouldn’t miss his granddaughter Sarah’s soccer games and Jake’s football games. He loved trips to museums and hikes with Bryan and Mitchell, and exploring the Pacific Coast with Hannah, Daphne and Skylore. Long walks and adventures in the midwest with Chaznie, Olivia and Ethan. He would play any game and endure any activity to humor and entertain his grandchildren. He loved what his loved ones loved. 

Later in life he loved his adopted home of Sterling, MA. He regularly walked around the town, and neighbors and locals would look out for him and make sure he was safe. He was active even through his 80s, walking five to six miles per day. One of his favorite destinations was the park in town where he loved taking in the flowers, the music, birds, the laughter of children, the life of the world happening around him. 

In his final days he was surrounded by and spoke to his family who adored him as much as he adored them.

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