Sean P. Cavanaugh, 49, of Shrewsbury

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obit-sean-cavanaughShrewsbury – Sean P. Cavanaugh, 49, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly in his home Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

He is survived by his wife, Angela Dutra-Cavanaugh; his daughter, Stephanie Russo of Framingham; his mother, Nelia Cavanaugh; his brother, Richard Cavanaugh; and nieces, Katherine and Lydia Cavanaugh, and nephews, Christopher and Joshua Cavanaugh, all of Shrewsbury.

Sean was born in Brighton, son of Nelia (Martocchia) Cavanaugh and the late Richard Cavanaugh. He was raised in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School in 1985.

He was first employed as a shipper in the stockroom at ChipCom. With his friendly and outgoing personality, he made many friends at ChipCom who helped him advance to a job as a computer technician trainee, and he soon learned the intricacies of routers and computer software and the moved on to 3Com, continuing his job training.

Thirteen years ago, now a skilled and accomplished software engineer, he was hired by EMC where he provided service to EMC customers remotely assessing and solving their software problems almost anywhere in the world. Sean became highly knowledgeable engineer, especially with respect to VMware which became a very important and successful segment of the business.

Sean was very family oriented and enjoyed trips to Popoli in the Italian province of Abruzzi, visiting the home still owned by his family here in America. He spent time in Brazil with friends and family of his lovely wife, Angela, and was pretty good at speaking Portuguese. He loved boating and being on the water and on the beach.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Sean’s family Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 3-8 p.m., in the Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. His funeral will be held Thursday, Oct. 27 from the funeral home with a funeral Mass celebrated at 10 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in the family lot at Mount Auburn Cemetery of Cambridge.

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