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Richard J. Cahill, 70, husband of Nancy E. (Fougere) Cahill of Newburyport, died Wednesday November 23, 2016 in the Anna Jaques Hospital following his extended illness.
Born in Salem September 7, 1946, he was the son of the late John A. and Marjorie (Meaney) Cahill. He was a 1964 graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School and enlisted in the US Marine Corps, serving during the Viet Nam War. Married in 1970, the Cahills moved to Newburyport where they raised their family. He was most recently employed with the Internal Revenue Service in Andover, from which he retired in 2009. He enjoyed cultivating his home vegetable garden, and loved spending time on the ocean and in the mountains of Maine with his family and friends. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge #909 in Newburyport.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughters, Tammie S. Perry and her husband, Michael of Haverhill and Tara Cahill of Newburyport, and his grandson, Joshua M. Perry of Haverhill. He also leaves a brother, Daniel Cahill of Florida and two sisters, Elizabeth Brancaleone of Gloucester and Rosemary Gryniewicz of Windham. N.H. He was the brother of the late John Cahill, formerly of Georgia.
Private funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. To send a condolence to his family, please visit www.whittier-porter.com.
Published on  November 25, 2016
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