William J. Cannon, 91. of West Hartford, beloved husband of Janice (Penney) Cannon, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019.
Born in Hartford, son of the late William and Mary (Kilkenny) Cannon, he was active with the American Legion Baseball League and had played semi pro baseball for the Elmwood Merchants. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the U.S.S. Wilkes-Barre. He received the WWII Victory Medal.
Bill retired from the West Hartford Fire Department, after 38 years of service, with the rank of Captain. He was also a member of the VFW, West Hartford and the American Legion Post 96.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, Brian Cannon and his wife Kyle, John Cannon and his wife Debra and Richard Cannon and his wife Gail, and a daughter, Colleen Cannon; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a niece and her husband, Nancy and Tom Booth and a nephew Bob Cannon. He was predeceased by a son Michael Cannon and a brother, James Cannon
Calling hours are Friday, (March 1), from 6 to 8 pm at the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Burial will be private. Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com