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METHUEN - Robert T. "Bob" McCann, the husband of the late Constance "Connie" (Fairweather) McCann, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2018. He was 87. Bob was the son of the late Esmeralda and Alexander McCann and the brother of the late Barbara Mathers and Gilbert McCann. Bob was born and raised in Lawrence, MA and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1952. Upon his graduation, he found his calling for public service and honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Throughout his life, he found great joy in serving his family, his community and his country. Bob served as the president of South Lawrence Little League for 25 years and served for many years on the Greater Lawrence Technical High School's Committee coaching and mentoring hundreds of kids all over the region. He was involved with several veterans' organizations including serving as the commandant of the Merrimack Valley and Massachusetts Marine Corps League. In addition, Bob spent more than 20 years fighting for veterans and their families as Director of Veterans Services in Lawrence. Perhaps his most proud accomplishment was seeing the construction of three veterans' memorials on Lawrence Common and the veterans' memorial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lawrence. His life and undying patriotism serve as prime examples of what it means to be an American.
He leaves behind many family members including his daughters, Kathleen B. McCann and her husband, Timothy Hall of Derry, N.H., and Karen Difruscia and her husband, Marc Difruscia of Tewksbury; sons, Kevin R. McCann of Methuen, Keith T. McCann and his fiancé, Deborah Coady of Pelham, N.H., Robert A. McCann and wife, Jennifer McCann of Methuen with whom he resided, and Timothy P. McCann of Derry, N.H.; his grandchildren, Kevin R. McCann, Alec M. Difruscia, Alysa R. Difruscia, Kendall T. McCann and Maxwell A. McCann. Bob also leaves behind several nieces, nephews, and great-grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday February 11, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Dewhirst-Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen. A Funeral Mass will be on Monday February 12, at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 321 S. Broadway, Lawrence. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Center at the Nevins Adult Day Health Center, 12 Ingalls Ct., Methuen, MA 01844. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
Published on February 8, 2018
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