Barbara (Ferrin) Cavanaugh, 94, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the Hunt Community in Nashua, NH after a long period of declining health. She was born on July 18, 1926 in Sommerville, MA, daughter of the late Myron H. and Ruth (Cummings) Ferrin.
Barbara was an executive secretary at Raytheon in Bedford, MA for 24 years before retiring. Her faith was very important to her. She was a devoted member of the Merrimack Valley Baptist Church in Merrimack, NH and a longtime volunteer at Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua, NH. She loved going to the beach, reading, playing cards and Scrabble, and spending time with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her second husband of 29 years, Oliver R. Cavanaugh, who died on August 16, 1996, and her three brothers, Myron Jr., Arthur, and Fred. She was also predeceased by her step-daughter, Suzanne Cavanaugh.
Barbara’s survivors include her two daughters, Janice D’Agostino and her husband Gary of Berlin, MA, and Joanne Sapers and her husband Mark of Merrimack, NH; three grandchildren, Christina Wilson, Paul D’Agostino and Julianne Lino and her husband Greg; two great grandchildren, Madeline Wilson and Dylan Wilson. She also leaves behind three step-daughters, Carol Shaw, Betsy Patten, and Nancy Patrick, and their families. She is also survived by a dear lifelong friend, Betty Knapp, of Lebanon, TN.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all the staff at the Hunt Community Pavilion for the loving and compassionate care they provided to Barbara, especially this past year.
SERVICES: Services will be held privately. Interment will be at Newton Cemetery in Newton, MA.