Earning Your Trust for Four Generationsour-history1
Families in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley have known Cavanagh Family Funeral Homes, Inc. & Private Crematory for over a hundred years. During that time, we have established a reputation for offering compassionate service and fair pricing.

Here is a brief look at the rich history of our funeral home:

  • 1885 — Bart H. Cavanagh establishes the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home and rents a storefront across from St. Vincent’s hospital.
  • 1939 — Bart’s son, Vincent P. Cavanagh, expands funeral home services into Delaware County; first in Glenolden, and since 1954, in Norwood.
  • 1975 — Vincent’s sons, Bart H. and William L. Cavanagh, acquire the Patterson Funeral Home in Media, and offer services under the name of Cavanagh-Patterson Funeral Home.

Today, after over 100 years, families find comfort with us as they plan, knowing they can trust us – their neighbors – to create a dignified, memorable tribute for their loved ones.