William H. “Bill” Cannon

May 24, 2007

William H. “Bill” Cannon
U.S. Veteran

US Army

WILLIAM H. “BILL” CANNON – in Woburn, May 24th. Beloved husband of Sally L. (Figucia) Cannon. Devoted father of William H. “Bill” Cannon Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Baltimore, MD, Dennis R. Cannon and his wife Beth of Wilmington, Cheryl Craft and her husband David of Derry, NH, Brenda Cornwell and her husband Jim of Vancouver, WA, and Glen J. Cannon and his wife Mary Jo of Joppa, MD. Dear brother of James Cannon and his wife Kathleen, Robert Cannon and his wife Clare, and Mary Mulrenan and her husband Bill, all of Woburn, and the late Margaret Boviard, Nora Mossman, Marion Ward, Catherine Dery, Francis Cannon, Rev. John Cannon, Anna O’Connor, and Thomas Cannon. Beloved “Papa” of Matthew, Jeremy and Charity Cannon, Katie and Colleen Craft, and Carolyn, Elizabeth and Jay Cornwell, and adored great-grandfather of Nora, Alexandra, David M., Natalia, and Jean Luke. Further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and brothers- and sisters-in-law. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, May 29th at 9:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Calling hours Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

OBITUARY:

William H. Cannon passed away quietly on Thursday evening, May 24th, at Winchester Hospital, surrounded by his family after a valiant struggle with cancer. The husband of Sally (Figucia) Cannon, he was 78 years of age.

Widely known as “Bill,” he was born in Woburn, the son of the late Nora and Patrick Cannon. He attended St. Charles Parochial School and completed his education at Woburn High School, graduating with the Class of 1947.

He entered the US Army in 1950, serving with the US Signal Corps mainly in Germany, heping with the reconstruction under the Marshall Plan. It was here that he first learned the craft that would sustain him for the rest of his life. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant before receiving his honorable discharge two years later.

In the meantime, Bill married his childhood sweetheart, Sally (Figucia), with whom he shared 56 years of wedded bliss.

After working for the Boston Edison Company for 26 years, Bill started his own business, Cannon Electric, Inc., which has been in operation to this day, staffed also by his son and wife.

Anyone who has known Bill will always remember him for his friendly, outgoing manner, gentleness and humility and kindness. He was rarely without a smile for everyone, even throughout his illness. His entire life was devoted to his wife and family, participating in all aspects of their lives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Margaret Boviard, Nora Mossman, Marion Ward, Catherine Dery, Anna O’Connor, Frank, Father John, and Thomas Cannon.

He is survived, in addition to his wife Sally, by his children: William H. “Bill” Cannon Jr. and his wife Cheryl of Baltimore, MD, Dennis R. Cannon and his wife Beth of Wilmington, Cheryl Craft and her husband David of Derry, NH, Brenda Cornwell and her husband Jim of Vancouver, WA, and Glen J. Cannon and his wife Mary Jo of Joppa, MD; his brothers: James Cannon and his wife Kathleen, Robert Cannon and his wife Clare, and Mary Mulrenan and her husband Bill, all of Woburn.

He was also the beloved “Papa” of Matthew, Jeremy and Charity Cannon, Katie and Colleen Craft, and Carolyn and Elizabeth and Jay Cornwell, and adored great-grandfather of Nora, Alexandra, David M., Natalia, and Jean Luke, and is further survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and brothers- and sisters-in-law.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Tuesday, May 29th at 9:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 10. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Calling hours at the funeral home are on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Jack & Cindy O`Connor
    10 Indian Fern Drive
    Nashua, NH 03062
    1-603-891-4331

    Sally,

    I just learn about Bill and I`m so sorry about your loss. As a kid growing up you and Bill where like parents to me. I remenber Bill always being full of life with a great positive attitude and he will be greatly missed.

    Are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    God Bless you,

    Love Jack & Cindy O`Connor

  2. Dear Cannon Family,
    The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Woburn offers our sincere condolences and prayers for Bill. He was a great friend of the Church and was always there when we needed him. We considered Bill as one our long time stewards and he will be missed but never forgotten. Our prayers are with your family at this time.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Annunciation of the Virgin Mary
    Greek Orthodox Church of Woburn.

  3. Sally: I am so sorry to hear of your loss – please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that Bill is now in a better place – free from illness. All my love to you and your family during this awful time. Love, Lynne (Bondi) Donovan

  4. To Cheryl & the Cannon family

    May God be with you at this time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Bill sounded like a wonderful father & husband. He may be gone, but he’ll live on in your heart and memories forever.

    With Sympathy,
    Cathy Spofford

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