Francis Gavaghan

October 07, 2021 - March 21, 2009


Francis J. Gavaghan, 88, of Freedom, formerly of Washington Township, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009, after a long illness. Beloved husband of Colleen (Sullivan); loving father of Mary Pat (James) Jones, Rosanne (Robert) Stevens, Kathryn Gavaghan (Scott Sanner), Patrick (Beth) and Brian (Wendy); proud grandfather of Allison, Madeline and Bridget Jones, Kathryn, Tyler and Caroline Stevens, Jack, Timothy and Eileen Sanner, Matthew and Luke Gavaghan, and Nora and Daniel Gavaghan; brother of James and Ann Nolan, of Indianapolis, Mary Battista, of South Bend, and the late Joseph, Robert, Eileen Meiners and Kathleen Gawrys; son of the late James and Nora (O’Brien); also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank was born in Indianapolis. He served as a lieutenant during World War II in the Army Air Corps, flying more than 60 missions as a navigator/bombardier in B52s in the South Pacific Theater. He was a graduate of Perdue University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and worked for many years in the Nuclear Fuels division of Westinghouse Electric. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry, PA 16066, 724-772-8800. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Ferdinand Church, 2535 Rochester Road, Cranberry. EVERYONE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment in Holy Savior Cemetery, 4629 Bakerstown Road, Gibsonia. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, 3471 Fifth Ave., Suite 811, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, or to the Activities Fund at Worthington at Adams, 500 Seven Fields Blvd., Mars, PA 16046.

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