Mae Kavanagh, 71, Dumont Resident

DUMONT, N.J. – Mae (Kennedy) Kavanagh, of Dumont, died Monday, March 28. She was 71.

She was born in Tubrid, County Kilkenny, Ireland, to the late Ellen (Kealy) and John Kennedy and immigrated to the United States in 1962, settling in the Bronx, N.Y., prior to relocating to Dumont. She was employed as a child care professional for more than 40 years at ECCS Child Care of Norwood.

She was the mother of Eleanor M. Clary and her husband, Tony, Richard J. Kavanagh Jr., Yvonne Kavanagh, Joan Mernick and her husband, John, and David Kavanagh and his wife, Chrissy; grandmother of Jessica, John Jr., Jack, Conor and Myla; and sister of Paddy Kennedy, Kay Kennedy-Murphy, Joan Nissen, Lil Kellighan and Eileen Norton.

Visiting hours will take place from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Frech-McKnight Funeral Home, 161 Washington Ave., Dumont. A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Haworth. Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Tenafly. 

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