Monica Evans Cavanaugh - December 10, 1949 - April 27, 2021

Monica Evans Cavanaugh

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Monica Evans Cavanaugh

Dec 10, 1949 – April 27, 2021

Monica Evans Cavanaugh passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 27th after a long heroic battle with cancer.

Monica was the smile we often needed, the kind person we knew we could lean on, the advisor that often knew what we needed, even if we didn’t know ourselves. She was the foundation that would bring and keep us together. Mostly Monica was an unwaveringly wonderful person who left her mark on her family, the Butte Community, her customers, and friends far and wide. She will be long remembered and missed.

Monica is survived by her loving husband, John “Jake” Cavanaugh, her sons Cody Cavanaugh and Jerod (Cindy) Driscoll. Her grandchildren Tiffany Gruber, Calub Thilmony, Alexus Thilmony. Her Sister-in-law, Marie Steyh Cavanaugh. Her Sisters, Colleen (Butch) Pomeroy, Patrice Evans, Marlene Davis, and Catherine Cox. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews: Hatem (Megan)Chahine, Corey (Kim) Thornton, Mick Pomeroy; Eric (Danielle Nye) White; Griffin (Brittany) Davis, Gwenna(Caleb) Meyer; Caiti (Jeff) Eby, Hank (Ashley) Cox, Michael “Mac” Cox, Abby (Cameron Corcorine) Cox; Will (Joyce) Steyh, and Sue (Scott) Irvin. Many great nieces and nephews.

Monica was preceding in death, by her parents Robert “Bob” and Bonnie (Mullins) Evans and her brother Robin Evans.

Relatives and friends may call from 10:00AM to 11:00AM Saturday in St. Ann’s Church for visitations.   Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00AM.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Butte medical community and the staff and at St. James Healthcare, Compassus Hospice, the entire Butte Community, and her many friends and customers over the years at Cavanaugh’s County Celtic and Beyond.

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Saturday, May 01, 2021
11:00 AM

St. Ann's Catholic Church
2100 Farragut Ave
Butte, Montana 59701

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Nona L Doyle of Butte, Montana | 1929 - 2021 | Obituary

Nona L Doyle

 

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Friday, Apr 30, 2021
10:00 AM

Nona L Doyle

September 11, 1929 - April 26, 2021

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Nona L. Doyle

September 11, 1929 – April 26, 2021

 

            An infectious smile has left this earth only to smile down upon us from the heavens above. This smile was the one we all know as Nona L. Doyle who passed away peacefully this 26th day of April at the Copper Ridge Nursing Home.

            Nona was born on September 11, 1929 to Victor L. Larson and Sybil (Newkirk) Larson in Bozeman, MT. Nona went to elementary school (a one roomer) in Trident, MT and later junior high and high school in Manhattan, MT.

Nona worked numerous jobs in her young years from babysitting, waitressing and one of her favorites, working at a ranch in Big Sky, MT that she called “cow camp” during roundups, haying season, and elk hunting camp. She just loved to be around people and people loved to be around her.

            Nona met the love of her live in a little cafe in Manhattan while hanging a poster for a school dance. She was asked if she needed help from the cook there (the soon to be love of her live) Robert Doyle. After graduation, Nona married Robert at the age of 18 and they moved to Butte (where Robert was from) to start their long and happy life of 73 years. They were blessed with four children, Leaona, Daniel, Robert Jr. and Jeffery.

            Nona was a stay-at-home family provider for many years until she started to work for the Butte School District as a playground attendant and hot lunch server in 1963 at the Kennedy School. She proudly served there for 46 years retiring in 2009 at the age of 79. She always said those were some to of the best years of her life. She always said she never met a bad kid and she treated them all as if they were her own. She was known as the “Lunch Lady”. One of her favorite jobs was (as she called it) the “Hoist Engineer” where she ran the hoist for her husband and his father at their Red Devil Mine in north Walkerville.

            Nona was always a very social person belonging to several clubs and organizations like The Butte Strikettes, The Butte Bowling League, The T.O.P.S. club and the Big Butte VFD Auxiliary.

            Nona was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, her father Victor Larson, her mother, Sybil Larson, her son Robert Jr., her son-in-law John Anderwald, her sisters Barbara Heil and Dolly Swank, her brother Charles Larson and her dogs, Sandy, Mandy and Jellybean.

            Nona is survived by her daughter Leaona (Jim) Dorcheus, sons Daniel (Jackie) Doyle, Jeffery (Jerri) Doyle. Her grandchildren Jonet Doyle (Tracy) of Indiana, Wendy (John) Tadday, Kristine (Alan) Faulkner, John (Cheryl) Doyle, Christopher (Maureen) Doyle, Sean Doyle (Samatha) of Utah, Ashlea (Dave) Neill, Blake (Chantal) Anderwald of Missoula, Trina (Damien) Gerry, Alisha (Joe) Bowman of Kansas, Trent Doyle, Jason Doyle and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:00AM in the Duggan Dolan Chapel.   Rite of Committal will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Donations in Nona’s name can be made to the Chelsea Animal Shelter, Butte Food Bank or to an organization of the donor’s choice.

 

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Friday, April 30, 2021
10:00 AM

Duggan Dolan Mortuary
1805 Meadowlark Lane
Butte, Montana 59701

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Helen Veronica Hall of Butte, Montana | 1938 - 2021 | Obituary

Helen Veronica Hall

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Thursday, Apr 29, 2021

Helen Veronica Hall

March 01, 1938 - April 26, 2021

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     Helen Veronica Harrington Hall has gone to be with Jesus and his Blessed Mother whom she looked forward to being with as her health failed. Her Catholic faith was very important to her. She passed away on April 26, 2021. She was born in Butte on March 1, 1938 to Joseph and Florence (Phondorf ) Harrington. She attended St. John Catholic grade school and graduated from Butte High School in the class of 1956.

     Helen met the love of her life Garland Hall when she was 15 years old and they were married at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on June 23, 1956. Their union brought forth five children: Garland (Annie) Hall, Fr. Robert Hall, Mark (Gabi) Hall, Veronica Hall, and Michael Hall. Her siblings who all have lived long lives into their 80’s and beyond: Msgr. Joseph Harrington, Marlene (Arthur -deceased) Dick, Irene (Terrance) Ryan, Sandra Harrington (Kenneth Baze)

   Helen had 3 grandchildren: Nathan (Rebecca) Schwartzmiller, Beth Schwartzmiller and Dannielle Hall. She has 4 great grandchildren: Braelynn Schwartzmiller, Ava Schwartzmiller, Kayden Johnston, Bentlee Schwartzmiller. She is also survived by many nephews, nieces, cousins, and dear friends.

   Helen had a life long love for the game of golf and was a member of the Bonnie Highlanders at the Highland View golf course. Her fellow golfers nicknamed her Helly Lopez.

     Helen was very proud of her Irish heritage and was a member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernia. She also had a deep devotion to our Blessed Mother and was a member of the Legion of Mary. She was a daily Mass attender and became friends with many who attended Mass also.

   Helen loved to play cribbage with her family and on every Friday would have fun playing cribbage with her son Bob, her daughter Veronica and granddaughter Beth.

Helen enjoyed and loved her trips to Ireland, Rome, New Orleans, and California with her son, Fr. Bob.

     Preceding Helen in death was her parents, her husband Garland, her son Michael, her father and mother in-laws, Robert and Margaret Hall, her brother in- laws Robert Hall, Harvey Hall, Arthur Dick, and sister in-law Betty Hall, her nephew Dale Neumann, and her niece Nancy LeClair.

   Helen’s new life with the Lord will be celebrated on Thursday, April 29 at 11am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 1500 Majors. Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 28 from 4-6pm. The Rosary will be recited at 6pm. Interment will follow the Mass and will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Butte Depot, 818 S. Arizona.

     Special thanks to Senior Solutions Hospice. Arrangements are being made by Duggan-Dolan’s Funeral Home.

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

St. John the Evangelist Church
1500 Majors
Butte, Montana 59701

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Thomas Patrick Mulcahy of Butte, Montana | 1932 - 2021 | Obituary

Thomas Patrick Mulcahy

 

 

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Wednesday, Mar 03, 2021

Thomas Patrick Mulcahy

July 29, 1932 - February 23, 2021

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U.S. VeteranThomas Patrick Mulcahy, 88

 

Tom Mulcahy was born in Butte on July 29, 1932 to Catherine A. Harrington Mulcahy and Maurice J. “Dugga” Mulcahy.

 

Tom was the classic working-class Butte Irish Catholic Union Democrat, dedicated to sports, religion and doing good things for others, especially those less fortunate. Along with his sister Catherine Alice, and brother Maury, Tom was raised by his father, a fireman, and mother, a nurse, on North Wyoming Street at the corner of Wyoming and Woolman, in the shadow of the railroad bridge to the Steward Mine. The basketball hoop nailed to the bridge and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which was within shouting distance, represented two anchors to Tom’s full life.

Tom attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from Butte Boys’ Central in 1950, always excelling in athletics. He was inducted three times into the Butte Sports Hall of Fame - in 1993 as an individual and also in 1987 and 1993 as a member of two championship Hall of Fame teams, the 1949 State Champion American Legion baseball team and the 1950 State Champion Butte Central basketball team.

 

After graduating Butte Central, Tom spent a year playing basketball at Montana State College in Bozeman (now MSU) before entering the Navy. Shortly after entering, he was given a medical discharge after which he began a lifelong connection to Gonzaga University in academics, athletics, coaching and alumni affairs. He was inducted into the Gonzaga Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991 for coaching, baseball and basketball, where he was a 3-year star and captain in both sports. Tom also served on Gonzaga’s Alumni Board and the Gonzaga President’s Council. Upon returning to Gonzaga after his period in professional baseball, Tom was an assistant coach in both baseball and basketball.

 

His professional baseball life began when he was signed in 1956 by the Pittsburg Pirates. Signing for the Pirates at that ceremony was Bing Crosby, Gonzaga graduate and part owner of the Pirates. That professional contract was the culmination of a decade of amazing baseball played at the Legion level, in the Copper league, in college, and in semi-pro leagues like the Western Canadian League and Mon-Dak League. Tom was a lifetime member of the Association of Professional Baseball Players of America, after playing professionally for the Hollywood Stars, Lincoln and Topeka in the Western League, Spokane Indians and Lewiston in the Northwest League. Tom’s amazing baseball record is chronicled on a special page on the Western Canadian Baseball website. You can visit there by clicking here.

 

In addition to his Gonzaga degree, Tom also earned degrees from Santa Clara University and the University of California-Berkley. His advanced degrees in theology, sociology and languages served him through his life. He had a particular affinity for language, often surprising family and friends as he fluently slid back and forth between English, Irish and Serbian languages.

 

Following his graduation from Gonzaga, a Jesuit university, and a period of semi-pro and professional baseball, Tom entered Mount St. Michael’s Seminary in 1957 and following that rigorous path was ordained a Catholic priest of the Jesuit Order in 1968.

 

In his fifteen years as an active Jesuit, Tom spent time on missions to several Montana Indian Reservations, which were chronicled by a series of Native American paintings Tom did based upon the Edward S. Curtis photographs Tom acquired at that time. He counted being a wonderful artist among his many talents.

 

Blending sports, religion and academics, Tom also taught and coached football and basketball at Kennedy High School in the Seattle area; taught and coached football, basketball and golf at Jesuit High School in Portland; and, unusually as a priest, was designated an Associate Scout for the San Diego Padres in the Pacific Northwest, starting in 1969.

 

In Spokane during that period Tom, as a priest, was Director of Student Activities at Gonzaga, but also spent summers as batting practice pitcher for the Spokane Indians, then managed by Baseball Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda, with whom Tom developed a lifelong friendship. Lasorda immortalized their relationship in the story he told to the LA Times in 1984: “You knew Tom used to be a priest, didn’t you”” Lasorda asked. “Father Tom was pitching batting practice for me one day a few years ago and one of the guys on the other team wanted him to hear confession. So he takes the guy down the first base line and hears his confession. What’s the guy do in the game? Bang. One home run. Bang. Two home runs. Bang. Three home runs. I told Father Tom no more confessions before games.”

 

In 1972 Tom and Shirley Pemerl rekindled a relationship from their undergraduate days at Gonzaga. They were married after he left the priesthood, a marriage of love that would last seventeen years, and their friendship has endured to this day. At that time Tom was called to work in the front office of the San Diego Padres, for whom he had scouted several years.

 

Living in San Diego and working in the Padres front office for 20 years, Tom developed programs and raised money so that underprivileged youth could attend Padres games. He became deeply involved in community and charitable affairs in San Diego. Naturally, because of his Butte Irish history, Tom was a founder of the Annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade, founder and Board member of the Irish Congress of Southern California and member-at-large for the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He also served on the Governing Board of Mission Valley YMCA, and on the Boards of Directors for the San Diego Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Nice Guys of San Diego (charitable), Old Mission Beach Athletic Club and the Kensington Fund for the Needy. Tom also was founder and fundraiser for the Marine Family Christmas Fund, a task to which he was dedicated to until his passing. Each winter he coordinated a fund-raising golf tournament in Yuma, AZ, to raise money to provide food assistance to active service families in the San Diego area. Tom also was a 60+ year member of the Knights of Columbus.

           

After ending his twenty years with the Padres, Tom took on restaurateur duties as co-owner of Mulcahy’s San Diego as well as being the host at Bully’s. Many a tall tale was told in those venues, often about Butte, for Tom was always expressing his pride in being from the Mining City. He then retired to his home town, where he lived in Butte’s Finlen Hotel, less than a quarter mile from where he was raised. But he was a snowbird, spending several winter months each year in San Diego working on the Christmas Fund and the last of the twenty-five Tom Mulcahy Invitational Golf Tournaments for charity. You can see a film about the Yuma golf here.

 

In Butte, Tom was a Board Member of the Friends of the Butte Archives. He was an avid historian, conductor of genealogical research, and an inveterate collector of historical memorabilia of all sorts. As such, he has a large and ever-growing collection in the Butte Archives. In Butte, Tom also coordinated biennial reunions of players from the old Copper League until their numbers dwindled.

 

Tom collected more than memorabilia. Though in essence a private person, throughout his life he collected friends – friendships that lasted a lifetime. Whether in sports, charitable work, a good golf game or just bending an elbow together, Tom was always the captain, leader, or coordinator. Many of those lifelong friends have preceded his passing and some remain to mourn his loss.

 

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Maurice Mulcahy; mother, Catherine Harrington Mulcahy; brother, Maury Mulcahy; sister, Catherine Seccomb; uncle, John “The Yank” Harrington; and aunts, Sister Mary Harrington, Rebecca Harrington, and Teresa Blickhan; nephews, Lee and Gary Seccomb; nephew-in-law Jim Britton; grandniece Erin Mailander; grandnephew Joseph Seccomb. Also preceding him in death were sister-in-law Sally Mulcahy, brother-in-law Ernie Seccomb and Mary Seccombe, as well as numerous cousins from the Mulcahy Clan.

 

He is survived by his friend and former spouse, Shirley Pemerl Mulcahy; nieces and nephews Gail (Evan) Barrett, Sandy (Jim) Regan, Brian Seccomb, Paul (Toni) Seccomb, Dan (Lilia) Seccomb, Margie Seccomb, Pat (Marie) Seccomb, Bob (Lisa) Seccomb, Jay (Kelley) Seccomb, Terri (Paul) Mailander; Karen Mulcahy, Sallyann (Michael) Mulcahy, Connie Mulcahy and Jim (Rose) Mulcahy; grandnephews and nieces Siobhan and Brendan Barrett; Jeff, Beth, Kathleen, and Patrick Regan; Samantha and Kristina Seccomb; Dylan (Kara) Shaw and Morgan (T.J.) McKenzie; Claire Britton; Emma and Anthony Seccomb; Chaz, Cati and Kyle Seccomb; Cheyenne Moulin; Tim, Madelyn, and Nick Seccomb; Kathleen (Casey) Kropp, Margie, Laura and Mark Mailander; Kirsten (Jon) Barrett and Erika Barrett Thompson; Jon Clark Spranget; Caralee and Sean Kelly; Ian Brody, Jonas and Eric McNair; and numerous great-grandnephews and nieces. 

 

Funeral is scheduled for St. Patrick’s Church on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. No visitation is scheduled and COVID protocols will be observed including social distancing and face masks. An interment will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be considered toward the Butte Archives, AnRiRa Irish Festival, ACTION, Inc. or the Butte Emergency Food Bank.

 

 

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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

St. Patrick's Catholic Church
300 W. Mercury St.
Butte, Montana 59701

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Barney "Sonny" Ronald Maki of Butte, Montana | 1945 - 2021 | Obituary

Barney "Sonny" Ronald Maki

 

 

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Monday, Feb 15, 2021

Barney "Sonny" Ronald Maki

September 19, 1945 - February 06, 2021

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U.S. VeteranMr. Barney Ronald "Sonny" Maki passed in the arms of his Savior on Saturday, February 06, 2021, having been baptized shortly before his death.  Barney was born in Trimountain, Michigan on September 19, 1945 to Barney John and Edna (Waino) Maki.

 

Raised in the cultural center of Butte, Montana, Barney "kidnapped" his Irish gal, Charmaine Lowney, and married her on July 13, 1968.  They remained devoted to one another until his passing. 

 

Barney received his education in Welding Fabrication, Drafting, and Small Engine Repair from Butte Vo-Tech, using the benefits of his G.I. Bill.  He was employed first by the ACM (Anaconda Copper Mining Company) and later at Rhone-Poulenc, formerly Stauffer Chemical, as a Fabrication Welder.  He taught his steadfast spirit of hard work to his sons and grandsons in every mechanical need by teaching them his mechanical abilities.  "Learn to repair or you don't drive.” was his motto. Hunting and fishing was his greatest adventure.  "God's Country" was made for Barney.  Strong conviction and courage in suffering included many battles besides Vietnam.  Sonny suffered heart surgeries, seven in all, knees surgeries, two cancer surgeries, and COVID-19.  Cancer and heart failure finally led to his death.  

 

Preceding Barney in death were his parents; his sisters, Sharon Baldwin and Marlene Johnson; and his brother, Dennis Maki.  He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Charmaine; his sons, Randy and Todd Maki; his daughter, Patti (Dave) Allinson; 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother, Dave Maki; and sisters, Sandy Rooney, Ginger Weinheimer, and Jane Lacey.

 

His final hunt is over. He journeys now through God’s Country in Heaven.  Remember, you are loved!

 

Friends may call on Monday after 10:00 am in St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am.  Please observe all social distancing regulations. Masks are required. Rite of Committal will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

 

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Monday, February 15, 2021

St. Ann's Catholic Church
2100 Farragut Ave
Butte, Montana 59701

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