Dennis J. Callanan

March 30, 2015

Dennis J. Callanan

DENNIS J. CALLANAN – of Woburn, Monday, March 30th, sixty-one years of age. Beloved husband of Bernadette M. (Drapeau) Callanan. Devoted father of Tanya M. Melanson and her husband Paul of Franklin. Loving brother of James Callanan and his wife Grace of Medfield, Larry Callanan, David Callanan and his wife Barbara, all of Natick, Mary Finlayson and her husband Larry of NY and Weymouth, Joseph Callanan and his late wife Patty of Everett, and the late Frank Callanan. Cherished grandfather of Julia, Caroline, and Eva Melanson. Dear brother-in-law of Susan Callanan of ME, Ray Drapeau and his wife Melinda of Woburn, and Roger Drapeau of Cambridge. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, April 18th at 10 a.m. There will be no calling hours and interment is private. Remembrances may be made in Dennis’s memory to Woburn Little League Girls’ Softball, P.O. Box 140, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Professional services are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

OBITUARY:

Dennis J. Callanan passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 30th at Winchester Hospital. The beloved husband of Bernadette M. (Drapeau) Callanan, he was sixty-one years of age.

Born in Brighton, he was one of seven children of the late James and Ursula (Morrison) Callanan. Dennis worked for ACS for the past twenty-five years as a Medical Biller.

He married the love of his life, Bernadette, and they raised a beautiful daughter together. They decided to make their home in Woburn. As a family they enjoyed many trips to Florida where they had fun exploring and going to the beach. Dennis was very active in Woburn Little League Girls Softball as a coach for his daughter’s teams throughout the years. As his family grew, Dennis was delighted at becoming “PaPa” to his three loving granddaughters. He enjoyed cheering on his beloved Red Sox and every Saturday morning he could be found listening to his favorite Irish music.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was predeceased by his brother, Frank Callanan, and his sister-in-law, Patty Callanan.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Bernadette M. (Drapeau) Callanan; his daughter, Tanya M. Melanson and her husband Paul of Franklin; his siblings, James Callanan and his wife Grace of Medfield, Larry Callanan, David Callanan and his wife Barbara, all of Natick, Mary Finlayson and her husband Larry of NY and Weymouth, and Joseph Callanan of Everett; his granddaughters, Julia, Caroline, and Eva Melanson; his in-laws, Susan Callanan of ME, Ray Drapeau and his wife Melinda of Woburn, and Roger Drapeau of Cambridge; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Saturday, April 18th at 10 a.m. There will be no calling hours and interment is private. Remembrances may be made in Dennis’s memory to Woburn Little League Girls’ Softball, P.O. Box 140, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Professional services are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Bernie, Tanya and family~ My sincere condolences for your loss. Dennis is fondly remembered. May you always cherish the wonderful memories you shared. Thoughts and prayers to your entire family.
    -Amy (Olson) Fitzgerald & family….

  2. To Bernie and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. I was so sorry to hear about the sudden lose of Dennis. He was such a nice person and former neighbor.
    Ginny and Paul Hiltz and family.

  3. DAVETTE ROUNDTREE
    TRANSIT AND CHARTER SERVICE COORDINATOR
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY

    MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND THE FAMILY. DENNIS IS ONE OF THE NICEST GUYS I HAVE EVER MET. HE WILL BE MISSED HERE A HARVARD UNIVERSITY TRANSIT SERVICE. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.

  4. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are alive in our hearts. We have Fond memorie of Dennis. Prayers and thoughts to all of you.

    Missy and Joe McCusker

  5. Bernie, it has been way too many years since we spoke, my living in Virginia, please accept my condolences… My heart is heavy with your loss. Dennis was like one of my brothers growing up..too young, too soon. Peace be with you and your family…much love, Kathie

  6. Would that I wasn’t here in Oregon so that I could pay my respects in person. It was with real sadness that I heard of my cousin’s passing. I’ll remember Dennis as a truly nice guy, and of course I wish I had seen more of him over the years. So to all of his loved ones, my prayers and condolences…Mark Morrison

  7. Bernie and Tanya and family,
    We are so sorry for this sudden loss. Dennis was a well-loved man and we know you will miss him terribly. Please know that you and all the extended family are in our daily prayers. May warm memories bring you comfort. We pray for peace in your hearts in the future. God Speed Dennis.
    Much Love,
    Cousin Kathleen and Jessie Jennings, Jr.

  8. Bernie and family. Our deepest sympathy we were heartbroken to hear this news. All our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult
    Bob & Joanne Hammond

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