William J. Canning

June 13, 1943November 15, 2021
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William J. Canning, age 78, of East Meadow, New York passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021. William was born June 13, 1943.

A visitation for William will be held Saturday, November 20, 2021 and Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at O. B. Davis Funeral Homes, 1001 Route 25A, Miller Place, New York 11764. A funeral mass will occur Monday, November 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Infant Jesus RC Church, 110 Myrtle Ave, Port Jefferson, New York 11777. An interment will occur Monday, November 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM at St Charles Cemetery, 2015 Wellwood Ave, Farmingdale, New York 11785.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Canning family.


  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 20, 2021

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 21, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, November 22, 2021

  • Interment

    Monday, November 22, 2021


William J. Canning

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Joyce Nicolai

November 20, 2021

If I had one wish today I know what it would be.
Hugging and kissing you would mean the world to me.
But things that we may wish for sometimes cannot come true,
I only have my memories of special times with you.
We were just together a few months ago,
We had such a great time, I hated to see you go.
I know I’ll cry and feel real sad….
But - you were the BEST brother a girl ever had.
My heart is broken.
Love, Joyce

Gail Palumbo

November 18, 2021

Bill Bill
The band in heaven has a new member.
Oh wait…. It’s BillBill we will miss him forever.
He is smiling and tapping his feet,
Everyone is dancing, no one in their seats…
This new guy is “awesome” an angel said…..
“I know” said another. I see great times ahead.
Although tears of sorrow are streaming down our face,
They are having a “BLAST” just beyond those pearly gates………

ROCK on Bill-Bill
ROCK on………..

We love you

Annie Breslin

November 17, 2021

I was so saddened to hear of Billy's passing. I have many memories of him with my dad, Ray and the band. I can just picture them now practicing in my basement.. hearing them laugh and bicker. They had such a great friendship and I'm so thankful for Billy always checking in with my mom after my dad passed. We will miss him. There is NO doubt in my mind that he is now hanging with my dad up there, jamming out...