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MIDDLETOWN, RI- Edward J. McCaughey, 98, of Middletown, formerly of Pawtucket died on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary White McCaughey and their children, Edward J., Marcia and Stephen McCaughey.
Born and raised in Pawtucket, RI he attended Providence Country Day School, The College of the Holy Cross and Boston University School of Law.
Mr. McCaughey practiced law in Pawtucket and represented that city in the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The family moved to Middletown in the 1960's where Mr. McCaughey pursued a career in business. He was a communicant of St. Lucy's Church. He enjoyed playing bridge on the Navy base and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He loved jazz and hearing it played at the Newport jazz clubs.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 10-11 in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport, RI, with a service to follow at 11.
Burial will follow in Newport Memorial Park, Howland Avenue, Middletown, RI
Donations may be made in his name to the Robert Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.
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