O.B. Davis Funeral Homes - Miller Place

1001 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY


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Patricia E. McCabe

October 24, 1955September 10, 2020

Patricia E. McCabe (née Elliott), age 64, of Miller Place, New York passed away on September 10, 2020. Patricia was born October 24, 1955 in Bay Shore, New York.

Beloved wife of Kevin R. McCabe. Loving mother of Brian (Kelly) McCabe and Kathryn McCabe. Proud grandmother of Sienna, Kennedy and Madison McCabe.

Visitation Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at O.B. Davis Funeral Homes, 1001 Route 25A, Miller Place, NY 11764. Funeral Mass Monday, September 14, 2020 at 9:45 AM at St. Louis de Montfort Roman Catholic Church, 75 New York Avenue, Sound Beach, NY 11789.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.obdavismillerplace.com for the McCabe family.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 13, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, September 14, 2020


Patricia E. McCabe

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Bonnie Zulli

September 17, 2020

Sending my deepest sympathy to Trish's family. Trish was someone that just radiated with joy; spreading her passion for teaching and her kindness to her students and her colleagues alike!

Joanie McCool-Kelly

September 14, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family of Tricia Elliott McCabe. After attending IJ with she and her sisters, I had the fun time of being one of the bus girls at The Wagon Wheel back in the day and I never considered it work as we were always laughing and having fun. Kevin, you were part of the crew as well.
Years later, my late husband and I had the great pleasure of running into her again at The Printers Devil. Again we always laughed.
I will always remember her with fondness for her kind and caring way. She will be sorely missed by he family and friends but please know she is smiling down on you from the heavens. God's Blessings and may the sun always shine on her.

Maureen Rogers

September 14, 2020

Kathy Eaton

September 14, 2020

My heart and prayers go out to Trishas loved ones...I was saddened and shocked when I heard the passing of such a vibrant woman who left us all too soon...
I have so many wonderful memories of Trish...Too many to list! I will forever remember our hikes, the beach, girls weekends in Vermont and book club...These are the memories I will forever hold in my heart of Trish...
Trish was the true meaning of “Mama bear”. Her family was everything to her. She will be missed by so many, but never forgotten. Heaven gained a wonderful angel...
God bless you Trish,
Your friends, Wayne and Kathy Eaton

Ruth Squillace

September 14, 2020

"Tish" was one of the first deep friendships I made at SWR. Nearly two decades of knowing this wonderful, insightful, loving woman has enriched my life. For nearly a decade, we shared lunch in the back office of the high school library. The days when there was time for lunch and the "breaking of bread." When I think of her, I think of those lunches or talks at the threshhold to her office door with Kris and Pat. She would come in after a weekend and I'd say, "What did you do?" She was wonder woman...most would say they did chores, watched a movie. Not Tish. She was always painting or tiling, decorating or planting. She was the woman who could truly do it all. She possessed a unique gift for being able to multi-task without ever compromising her time with her family - the heart and soul of her life. I loved listening to stories of each of her family members. Her life was a reflection of her - beautiful. When she had to travel to other buildings as a result of schedule changes, I have to admit, my life at SWR was never the same. I've missed those daily talks and lunches, for she made every day brighter and lovelier. She was strong and capable. She also fought for her students and had a unique ability to help them achieve incredibly difficult goals. She helped them believe in their abilities and to work hard. A fierce advocate, she was. But she was my friend and an incredible one, at that. I will miss her all the days of my life.

Corinne Milmoe

September 13, 2020

Trish had a way of making everyone at SWR - her students, their parents and her colleagues - feel valued. She had excellent insight, unending patience and perseverance, a wonderful playfulness, and impressive creativity. She never stopped learning and sharing what she learned. I was delighted when any of my speech students also worked with Trish because I knew that we would check-in and collaborate throughout the year. I saw how the kids loved her. Whether we were brainstorming, sharing student progress or just chatting, I always walked away with a big smile.

And it was clear how she adored her family, always showing off pictures of her grandkids. My thoughts are with her family and all of the people touched by such a wonderful woman. Trish will be sorely missed.

Maureen Ahern

September 13, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Trish McCabe back in 2007. We had recently adopted my son from Russia who was going to attend the second grade at Wading River Elementary and spoke only Russian
As soon as I met her I knew things were going to be alright.
She was extremely devoted to the kids , empathetic, and proficient.
Needless to say, my son loved going to ESL class with Mrs.
In 2012, we adopted another child from Russia and she was going to enter the 6th grade ..She also spoke only Russian.
Once again, Trish McCabe came to our rescue. .
She navigated the programs, spoke to classroom teachers and set my daughter up immediately with ESL classes. The first thing she said to me was .. “ she will be speaking English by December, but you may not like what she has to say.” I laughed.. To this day, my daughter still talks about Mrs. McCabe.
I also admired how devoted Mrs. McCabe was to her own family. I am an art teacher and remember when her daughter was applying for art colleges, and how fondly Trish spoke of her. I also remember how happy she was to become a grandmother.
Mrs. McCabe has left a positive impression on my family forever.

Jennifer Larsen

September 13, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Trish in a few of my classes over the last few years. She was always ready to jump in and add to the lessons and she was such a great force in the classroom. I loved hearing her stories about her family and her childhood. She was always so funny and animated. Having a 20 year old daughter myself, Trish was always giving me advice or guidance on how to navigate through some trying times. Trish, you will be greatly missed. 💔💔

Alison Quenzer

September 13, 2020

Trish was one of the nicest people that I ever worked with. She helped students that were in my class and she also worked with my niece and nephew when they moved here. She was kind, thoughtful, professional, and hard working. Even though she was always running from building to building, she took the time to say hi and ask how you were doing because she really cared. You will be missed❤️ My heart goes out to your family and your sweet grand babies.

Philip Tansey

September 13, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Kevin and the entire McCabe and Elliott families. I have so many fond memories of Tisha. When my mother married her father, I transferred to North Country Road Middle School mid school year. Tisha must have already been in High School, but would often be at my new school, most likely as part of a mentorship program or something. She would always look for me and check to make sure everything was ok with me. When she noticed that a girl had a crush on me, and shadowed me wherever I went, Tisha thought that this was hysterical. She never let me forget that. That was her style. She always looked out for others, but never missed an opportunity to enjoy a good laugh. She semi patiently taught me to drive a manual transmission on her Dodge Dart which she was very proud of, and then she and Lisa drove me all the way to Florida to visit Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida for a sixty minute tour of the campus. Neither one of them ever complained when I decided to attend Pace University in NYC instead. But the memory of Tisha that sticks out to me the most, was when she owned her VW bug with the faulty starter that often required a push start. When her car failed to start, Tisha would storm into the house and command immediate assistance. Whoever was home at that time would race out to her car, and as we pushed the car from the back, Tisha wearing her Wagon Wheel waitress uniform, would push from the open driver side door, and when the speed was just right, she would jump in the car and pop the clutch to start the engine, and then wave to us as she drove off. I’ve never met anyone like her, and will always remember her with love and laughter.
Philip and Lorraine Tansey (Powder Springs, GA)


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