Louis F. Cannavale
Dr. Louis F. Cannavale DDS, age 82, of Albuquerque, NM, was called to his eternal resting place on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Dr. Cannavale was born on April 3, 1938, in Brooklyn, NY, to Frank and Michelina Cannavale.
He received his Doctorate of Dentistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey on July 1, 1963. On November 24, 1974, Dr. Cannavale was married to his beloved wife, Victoria Cannavale. Dr. Cannavale dedicated his career to serving the Native American community as an Oral Surgeon for the Indian Health Service reaching the rank of Captain in the United States Public Health Service, a branch of the Coast Guard. He was highly respected and admired by his colleagues and patients that he served on reservations in Kansas, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico over the course of his 40-year career. He was the Chief of the Service Unit Dental Program at the Southwest Polytechnic Institute in Albuquerque until he was forced to retire. Following his retirement, he continued to practice dentistry as a contractor at Indian Reservations across the state of New Mexico. Dr. Cannavale was also dedicated to serving his church, Paradise Hills United Methodist Church, where he and his wife, Victoria were members for over 40 years. He served in a number of capacities in the Church over the years including as an active leader of the Methodist Men's Fellowship. His favorite part of serving the church was interacting with people and making them laugh.
Dr. Cannavale was preceded in death by his loving wife, Victoria Cannavale; his parents, Frank and Michelina; his younger brother, Francis John Cannavale Jr., and by his first wife, Mary Ann Cannavale. He is survived by his son, Jason Cannavale, his spouse, and their precious grandchildren, Taryn, Sebastian, and Jillian. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to either Paradise Hills United Methodist Church //www.phumcnm.org/giving/ or For God's Glory Alone Ministries //www.fggam.org/donate/
Due to the current pandemic a private family service will be held. The family would like you to view the service which will be live streamed and available for viewing for Victoria and Dr. Louis Cannavale on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Please visit our online guestbook to view the service for Victoria and Dr. Cannavale at www.FrenchFunerals.com