Richard A. Cavoli, 70, passed away unexpectedly, on March 25, 2023, with his family by his side.
Richard was born in Utica, May, 23, 1952, a son of the late Emilio and Marion (Goff) Cavoli. He was raised in Utica and attended local schools. Upon graduation, Richard entered the United States Army; and later became a carpenter by trade. Richard was joined in marriage to Diana Shook, July 14, 1975, with whom he shared over 47 loving years of marriage. He worked for the Oneida County DPW, Buildings and Grounds, for over 40 years until his retirement in 2018. Although Rich “retired” he never really stopped working. He was an excellent carpenter and could never say no to anyone that wanted some work done. An avid bowler, Richard enjoyed camping trips, and was a big movie buff, if he could stay awake. He enjoyed playing cards and loved going to the casino. Let’s not forget his daily purchase of lottery tickets and hopes of winning the “big one”.
Richard is survived by his wife, Diana (Shook) Cavoli; son, Richard A. Cavoli Jr.; siblings, Gerald and MaryAnn Cavoli, Donald and Sue Cavoli, and Barbara Ritz; brother-in-law, Anthony Gaetano; sisters-in-law, Linda Shook (who was like a sister) and Kathleen “Kathy” Beach; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins, including a special cousin, Roger Goff. He was predeceased by his sisters and brother-in-law, Diane Gaetano, Theresa Cox, and Jeanette and Angelo Scarfino; brothers, Carl, John “Jack”, Robert “Bobby”, and Joseph Cavoli; and in-laws, Allan and Olive Shook (who were just like parents to him).
Per his wishes, Richard’s family will honor him privately.
The family would like to thank the Deerfield Fire Department for their quick response, care, and compassion during this difficult time.
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