William Cannon

William J. Cannon

Saturday, March 5th, 1927 - Monday, February 25th, 2019
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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
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    Friday, March 1st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00am
    Friday, March 1st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00am
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
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Rod Patrick

Posted at 09:30am
My thoughts and prayers are with your family celebrating the life of Mr. Cannon! Sorry I couldnt make the trip from Colorado to be there for you all!
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Sarah Cannon

Posted at 03:48pm
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Posted at 01:55pm
We are all thinking of you and your family. Our warmest condolences, , Sandeep, Crista, Kathy, Michelle, Cece, Britt, Laura and Darleen
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Posted at 08:04am
My deepest condolences to the family for their loss. May the many good memories you have of William bring you comfort. The God of all comfort sees the tears brought on by the death of our loved ones Psalms 56:8. He yearns to bring back those sleeping in death Job 14:14,15 to a time when sickness,suffering and death will be no more. Revelation 21:4.

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