Paul J. Cahill, Jr. Print

Paul J. Cahill, Jr.

Retired U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant
 Paul J. Cahill, Jr., 69, of Madison, NH, died Tuesday, March 1st at Baltimore-Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD with his wife by his side. He was the beloved husband of Susan J. (Daugherty) Cahill who survives him and with whom he would have celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on March 21st of this year.
 Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, September 4, 1946, a son of the late Paul J. and the late Nancy (O’Neil) Cahill, he was a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island. Eager to further his education, he then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Maryland.
  Paul proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years as a Historian during which time he attained the rank of Chief Master Sergeant and was awarded several meritorious Service Medals.  Some of his proudest achievements were: The Eighth Air Force Historian of the Year Award for 1988, The Allan S. Major Award for the best History program in SAC in 1988 and The USAF Program Excellence Award for 1989 for managing the best History program (Unit Level) in the USAF-2nd Award.  
 Following his retirement from the Air Force, Paul was employed as an Administrative Assistant with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Portsmouth.
 He was a longtime parishioner of St. Catherine of Sienna in Portsmouth where he served as Eucharistic Minister and Lector.
 Among his many activities, Paul enjoyed genealogy, traveling, golf, vegetable gardening and loved the outdoors including fishing, swimming and boating. He was also an avid reader and fan of the Patriots and Red Sox. He was a member of the U.S. naval Golf Academy as well as a former member of the school board at St. Patrick School in Portsmouth. 
 Above all else though, he cherished the quality time he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren.
 In addition to his wife Sue, Paul is survived by two daughters Erin E. Kennedy and her husband James J. of Brookline, NH and Cristin M. Cahill and her fiancé Todd Strugnell of Hudson, NH; four grandchildren J.J. Kennedy, Danny Kennedy, Courtney Dennis and Garrett Frohman; a sister Cynthia Riccio and her husband Al of Chelmsford, MA; three brothers Sean Cahill of Yarmouthport, MA, Timothy Cahill of Madison, NH and Liam Cahill and his wife Cathy of Centerville, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
 He was also grandfather of the late Kathryn Ann Kennedy, brother of the late Patrick Cahill and brother-in-law of the late Rosemary Cahill.
 Friends may call at the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. in Lowell, MA from 3 to 7 P.M. Tuesday. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in Lowell at 10 o'clock. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery. E-condolences/directions Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Johns Hopkins Hospital, 750 East Pratt St, 17th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. Arrangements by Funeral Directors James F. O'Donnell, Jr. and John W. Crane (978 or 866) 458-8768.
Condolences (12)
  • George A. Woods  - Brother of Rosemary Joan (Woods) Cahill (D. - 2013
    I was recently doing some obituary research work on the Woods Family and came across the notification that "Chief" Cahill had recently passed away. I had been to Yarmouth Port in Dec 2013 to attend my sister's (She was the wife of Sean Cahill)services. And that was probably the last time I had the chance to meet with the "Chief". I would like to touch base with a member of his immediate family so I can offer my condolences in "person" and on behalf of the Woods Family. Thank You GAW
  • Pat and Rob Vanidestine  - Peace to our friend
    Dear Susan, Erin and Cristin: Words cannot express our sadness. We are truly sorry we cannot be with you at this time. Paul will remain in our hearts forever. We have so many great memories of the pool on Ocean Rd, St Croix, ski trips and golfing. We pray God gives you the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your hearts. Love, Pat and Rob Ocala, FL
  • Jim Ciborski  - Air Force Friend
    Paul set the standard for us and was a role model for those trying to achieve just a little of what he accomplished. I will miss him and his wisdom.
  • Lynne Mari  - Our condolences
    Cristin and family, A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Please accept our sincere condolences. Love, Lynne and Michaela
  • Bill & Mary Bradford  - College reunion friends
    Our condolences to Paul's family at this difficult time. He was a valued member of our University of Maryland - Munich alumni group and will be missed.
  • Kevin & Sharon Lally  - Prayers and Condolences
    Our prayers and condolences are with you and your family.
  • Dr. Hand & Staff
    Paul will be truly missed at our office. He is one reason why we get up and come to work each day. he was always smiling, always telling us about the books he has read or is reading. Sue we wish you and your family peace at this time. Larry Hand Lilly Tracey June Allie
  • Lisa Rose
    Our prayers to the Cahill family. Love, Al, Lisa and Tony xo
  • Randy Bergeron  - You Will Be Missed
    In 1984 Paul was the best trainer for me to become an Air Force historian. It is a profession to this day that I enjoy and has provided for my family. I owe him so much!
  • Robert & Rosemary Wayss  - Sue, Erin and Cristin and family
    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of you. May you find strength and peace knowing Paul is at home with the Lord. Let your fond memories be your strength, peace will follow. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Blessing Bob & Rosemary
  • Margaret Wayss
    I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Cahill's passing. He was a wonderful family man. I think I spent as much time at the Cahill's home as I did at my own for many years. I am praying for peace and comfort for Mrs. Cahill, Erin, Cristin and all of their family.
  • Roger & Carolyn Smit  - Newly aquainted friends
    Wishing your family peace and heartfelt sympathy to all of you in your loss of your loved one. We only knew him for a short time but knew he was a good kind person. He will be missed. Roger & Carolyn Smith (parents of Todd & Wandee his next door neighbor in Md.)
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