Westley Joseph Cavanagh

August 11, 1934 ~ July 7, 2019 (age 84)


Westley Joseph Cavanagh, 84, beloved husband of Heather Bentley Cavanagh for 60 years passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, July 7, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by parents Henry Joseph Cavanagh and Emily Potier Cavanagh, sisters Joyce Gras (Charles) and Iris Verdun (Raymond) and brother Henry “Hank” Cavanagh, Jr. (Audrey). He is survived by wife Heather, son Keith (Tammie) and daughter Karen, grandchildren Kalie and Scott Cavanagh.
Wes ran a successful roofing business for over 50 years. He had an excellent rating with the Better Business Bureau and as well as residential; he worked for schools, funeral homes, the N.O. Archdiocese, Dillard University etc. The work was always done correctly to a high standard so there were many referrals. Wes served in the US Army from 1956-58 stationed mainly at Fort Belvoir, VA. He was an ardent LSU football fan and had season tickets for over 30 years. He loved to fish and kept us well supplied. After he retired he rode his bike daily in nearby City Park. He loved German Shepard dogs and trained the first one of seven in obedience up to a Utility Dog Degree, winning many shows and over a hundred trophies. Wes loved his family and was always ready to help anyone.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend Episcopal Services at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To sign the on line guest register, please visit


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July 15, 2019

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Greenwood Funeral Home
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124

Episcopal Services
July 15, 2019

11:00 AM
Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel
5200 Canal Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124


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