O. B. Davis Funeral Homes

2326 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY


Cornelia Cavell

March 3, 1922September 20, 2019

Cornelia Cavell, 97, of Centereach, NY, on September 20, 2019. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Joseph. Survived by her loving children Louise Cavell (Val), Donna Tamburello, Joseph Cavell, Jr. (Gail), Laura Khan (Tariq), Peter Cavell (Sharon), Johnna McFall, the late George Cavell (Gloria), the late Thomas Cavell and the late Mary Cavell. Cherished by eighteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. Devoted foster mother to twelve. Reposing at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 2326 Middle Country Road, Centereach, NY 11720 on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass, 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Assumption B.V.M. R.C. Church. Interment to follow at Calverton National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the Cavell Family is requesting donations be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 USA donors@stjude.org



  • Visitation Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Cornelia Cavell

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Louise Cavell

October 11, 2019

Mom: You gave us so many years of Love and Happiness but you left too fast. I didn't get the chance to tell you how much I loved and adored you. You were the light in my life, I will Love & Miss you until we meet again. Love, your Angel

donna tamburello

October 9, 2019

Mom, it has been just 19 days since you left to join dad in Heaven. He has waited a long time to see you so I know he is so happy. But I miss you so much and wish you were here with me. I have so many wonderful memories of you that I am holding so close to my heart.
Rest in peace, mom.
Love you always,

Suzanne McDonald Parras

September 22, 2019

Your mom was always a beautiful loving caring person. She had a way of making you feel special. Even after many years of not seeing her...when I bumped into her at walmart...she still remembered me and had time to talk. Xo. I'm so sorry for your pain

Lois Sohn

September 21, 2019

I have known Louise’s mom for many years. She was a wonderful wife & mother. Full of love for all. Both her & Louise’s dad had a delightful sense of humor . I remember being at their home & played 3 #’s 127. Her dad phoned as we were at her sisters house & told Louise that we hit. He couldn’t believe it as it was our first night there. I had a blast with her entire family.
Louise our hearts go out to you and your family. With much sincerity.
Lois & Julie