Our Community Mourns the Loss of Christine Kavanagh
St. Mary Academy - Bay View


It is with great sadness that we share that Mrs. Christine D. Kavanagh passed away on January 6, 2022.

Mrs. Kavanagh has been an invaluable member of the St. Mary Academy - Bay View faculty for the past 39 years, as the dynamic, creative, and caring Director of the Performing Arts program. She has inspired and touched the lives of so many students and has directed award-winning cabaret-style performances that are known across New England and performed internationally.  Our entire Bay View community mourns the immense loss of Mrs. Kavanagh. Let us pray with gratitude for the many ways she touched our lives with the gift of her life. May she now rest in the loving embrace of God. 


May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face.

The rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again.

May Love hold you.

May you be held in the palm of God’s hand.


If you wish to make a donation to the Christine D. Kavanagh Endowment for the Performing Arts, you may make a gift here.

The obituary for Mrs. Kavanagh can be found here.

Watch the funeral Mass below. (Live-streamed from the Cathedral of Sts. Peter & Paul in Providence, RI. January 15, 2022)