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James C. Cavanaugh

July 6, 1970 — May 4, 2023


James C. Cavanaugh , “Jim”, age 52, of Taunton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 4, 2023. He was the loving husband of Renata J. (Slezak) Cavanaugh. They had been married for twenty-three years.

Born in Boston, he was the son of the late James Cavanaugh and Marie (Steeves) Mandra. He was raised by his mother Marie and her late husband Bernard Mandra.

Jim previously worked in quality assurance at Genzyme. He was a talented singer and musician who passed down these talents to his son, Shayne. Jim was an avid fisherman who spent most days fishing at Scadding Street in Taunton- a passion he shared with his wife and daughter. Besides his wife Renata, he leaves his two children, Shayne Cavanaugh of Taunton and Jassy Custer and her husband Christopher of Lebanon, NH; a brother, Christopher Cavanaugh of Somerville; and a sister, Melissa Doucette, of Windham, NH.

According to the wishes of his family, Jim’s funeral services will be privately held. Arrangements are entrusted to the professional care of Sowiecki-Snyder Home for Funerals & Cremation Services, 69 West Britannia Street, Taunton.

For online condolences, please visit us at or on Facebook at Sowiecki-Snyder Home for Funerals & Cremation Services.

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