Robert Joseph Kavanaugh, 74, of West Haven, husband of 40 years to Linda Petrillo Kavanaugh, passed away peacefully at his home on May 2, 2010. Besides his wife, Robert leaves his daughters, Deborah Kavanaugh of Milford and Kelly Notaro (RJ) of North Haven; grandchildren, Audrey and Jack Notaro; siblings, James Kavanaugh of East Haven and Maureen Bourcier of Lady Lake, FL. Born in New Haven on January 12, 1936, Robert and his wife have lived in West Haven for the last 40 years where they raised their daughters. He honorably served in the US Army from 1955 to 1957. He worked as a tire builder for Armstrong Rubber Co. for 18 years. He enjoyed working as an attendant at the beach in West Haven while employed by the Park and Rec Dept. Photography was a favorite past time, he was an avid sports fan, and loved nothing more than spending time with his family and grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of Ascension, 1040 Dunbar Hill Rd, Hamden, on Wednesday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. Friends may visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, on Wednesday morning from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in New Center Cemetery, North Haven.

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  1. Dear Linda and family, We send our sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your beloved husband,father, and Grandfather . I am sorry that I will not be able to attend Bob’s service ,as I will be at treatment. I want you to know that we will have you all in our thoughts and prayers. love from cousins Louis,Marianne & Gianna Petrillo

  2. Dear Linda, Debbie and Kelly, I was so sorry to read of Bob’s death in this morning’s paper. My condolences to all of you for your loss. I’m sure the girls don’t remember me as it has been many years, and time certainly flies. Linda, I will keep you all in my prayers while you go through this difficult time. Love, Britta

  3. Kelly, Debbie and Linda, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad (husband). I have so many memories of being at your house and can remember it like it was yesterday. My heart goes out to all of you and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. ~Alisha

  4. Linda, Kelly and families: Use to catch up with your dad and I will miss our conversations at Dunkin Donuts. Always talking about our children. Joan Ryder Allen (Alisha’s mom) 42 Kenwood Rd Milford, Ct. 06460

  5. To the Kavanaugh Family, You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Respectfully, Charlie Kessler

  6. Mrs. Kavanaugh, Debbie, and Kelly, My sincere condolences on your loss. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you cherish. I always remember him as being such a gentle soul and know he was deeply loved. With Deepest Sympathy, Karyn Whitney-Doherty

  7. R.J. and Kelly Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children at this sad time. I know you have a lot of great memories with your Dad and I hope those help you get through this.

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