A Mass and full military honors were given for Capt. Michael Ryan McCaddon, M.D., during his funeral Tuesday at St. Ann Church and burial in Calvary Cemetery.
The Rev. Matthew Green of Holy Family Parish presided at the Mass, which drew family members, friends, dignitaries from Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, where McCaddon was a resident in the obstetrics and gynecology department. The 54th Massachusetts Honor Guard, based in Milford, was on hand as well.
His widow, Leslie McCaddon of Rockport, and family received an Army commendation medal at the graveside service "for his selfless and excellent service in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center and to the Army," said Lt. Col. Brad Whitcomb and Capt. Chris Squires.
They both traveled to Gloucester from Tripler and Honolulu to attend the funeral and burial services.
They also received the flag that adorned his casket and the spent shells from the three-volley-salute by the honor guard.
Leslie McCaddon has said that the death of her husband, who took his own life at the age of 37 at the Tripler Center on March 21, followed a lengthy bout with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder — and came due in part to a military culture that discourages personnel from seeking mental help.
Two of the couple's three children also participated in Tuesday's services.
Photographer Allegra Boverman contributed to this story. She may be reached at 978-283-7000 x3448, or firstname.lastname@example.org.