September 28, 2018

Cavanaugh, Reverend Daniel J.


 1936 – 2018

Reverend Daniel J. Cavanaugh, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Joseph Parish, Ambler, died on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

Father Cavanaugh was born on October 15, 1936, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Thomas and the late Bridget (McGlone) Cavanaugh.  Father Cavanaugh attended Saint Rose of Lima Parochial School, Philadelphia; and Saint Thomas More High School, Philadelphia, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.

Father Cavanaugh was ordained on May 21, 1966, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, by Most Reverend John J. Krol.  Father Cavanaugh served as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Abington; Saint Cornelius Parish, Chadds Ford; Sacred Heart Parish, Havertown and Notre Dame De Lourdes Parish, Swarthmore.  He served on the Faculty, Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield for ten years.  He served as Parochial Administrator and Pastor, Saint Madeline Parish, Ridley Park.  He was appointed Pastor, Saint Joseph Parish, Ambler, in 1997, and named Pastor Emeritus there in 2006.  He then served as Senior Priest, Nativity B.V.M. Parish, Media

Reception of the Body will be held at Nativity B.V. M. Church, Media, on, September 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM, followed by a viewing.

Most Reverend John J. McIntyre will celebrate a Funeral Mass for Father Cavanaugh at Nativity B.V.M. Church, Media, on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 11:00 AM.  Among those concelebrating the Funeral Mass will be Reverend Edward H. Bell, Reverend Monsignor Richard T. Bolger and Reverend John J. Kilgallon who will be the homilist.

Father Cavanaugh is survived by his sisters:  Sr. Ellen Cavanaugh, R.S.M., and Patricia Breen and nephews and nieces.  Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Media.