Patrick Cahill

Woonsocket SCHOOL  DISTRICT 55-4

Patrick Miller Cahill, 90, of Woonsocket, passed away March 22, 2018, at his home in Woonsocket.

Funeral services were Monday, March 26, at St. Wilfrid Catholic Church in Woonsocket with burial in St. Wilfrid’s Catholic Cemetery, under the direction of Basham Funeral Service of Woonsocket. Visitation was Sunday, March 25, from 6-8 p.m., also at the church.

Patrick was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Woonsocket, to Neil and Mollie (Miller) Cahill. He was a 1945 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

Patrick married Mary Lou Anton on May 29, 1950, in Wessington Springs. He worked for the United Sates Postal Service for 44 years.

He was a World War II vetran, past commander of the American Legion Post 29, Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus, a lifelong member of St. Wilfrid Catholic Church, and served 23 years on the Wessington Springs Hospital Advisory Board. Patrick enjoyed camping, fishing, baseball and his grandchildren. He was proud of his mother, who homesteaded by herself in Meade County, and his grandparents, who homesteaded in the Storla area in 1883.

Survivors include three sons: Dr. William (Renada) Cahill of Huron, Dan Cahill of Woonsocket, and Tom Cahill of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; four daughters: Kim (Jim) Chambers of Butte, Mont., Lori (John) Strandholm of Sheridan, Wyo., Lynn (Craig) Brueske of Woonsocket, and Kari (Troy) Stulken of Pierre; brother-in-law, David Anton of Fresno, Calif.; sister-in-law, Bernadine Bjorkman of Sioux Falls; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Patrick was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou; a son, Michael; two brothers, Donley Ronish and Fr. Neil Cahill, S.J., Jr.; and a sister, Mary Jo Wachtler.

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