Harold Clay Cavilliere

September 15, 1922 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 97)


Harold Clay Cavilliere, age 97 passed away at Covenant Nursing Home in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 7, 2020. Harold was born on September 15, 1922 in Napoleonville, Louisiana. He served his country in the Navy during World War II, assigned to USS Saratoga. He worked at Zatarains after retiring from JAX Brewery. Harold was well known as the Bead Man in his neighborhood. Once he had to give up driving, he was often seen riding around on his three wheel bike with his dog, Peanut, in his basket. Harold had a love for all things Mardi Gras, gardening, card games, football, horse racing, fishing, pets and especially his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Madeline Berger Cavilliere and Clay Cavilliere; his wife, Rose Cavilliere; Infant son, Harold Cavilliere, Jr. and granddaughter, Amy Eiermann. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia Cavilliere Eiermann (Byron) of Cypress, Texas; Diane Cavilliere West (Kerry) of Jefferson, Louisiana and Carol Cavilliere of New Orleans, Louisiana. Also survived by his Grandchildren, Michael Butler (Christie); Jerry Butler (Vontrell); Mindy Eiermann (James Collins) and his great Grandchildren, Mikayla Butler and Aurora Eiermann Collins.
Special thanks to the staff of Covenant Nursing Home and Passages Hospice for the loving care provided.
Relatives and friend are invited to attend the funeral on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd. Metairie, Louisiana 70001. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana. Condolences may be expressed at

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March 10, 2020

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
1600 N. Causeway
Metairie, LA 70001


Greenwood Cemetery
City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

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