John W. Canavey

Retired Deputy Fire Chief Cranston Fire Department

Canavey, John W., 76, of 55 Anne Drive in East Greenwich passed away on Wednesday April 30, 2014. John was also a United States Air Force veteran who was assigned to the Intelligence Division. Born in Providence, John was the son of the late John and Dorothy (Boyer) Canavey. He was the loving father of Ronna Antonelli and the late Mark Blanchette. He is also survived by his sister Sallymae Shaw and her husband Bruce, grandchildren Joseph and Nicole Antonelli and was the brother of the late Charles T. Cavaney. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 10:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery in North Kingstown. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Hospice Care of Rhode Island 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904 would be appreciated.

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eileen(brissette) damico - 05/01/2014

Sorry for your loss

Mike & Jane Williams - 05/01/2014

So hard to lose the old gang - Jack was a great guy - Heaven gained an Angel and he's with his beloved Brother. Sorry for your loss

Andrea Luther (Powers) - 05/01/2014

Dear Ronna, So sorry about your Dad. I remember when we lived across the street from each other and Danny, Debbie and I got locked out of the house. Your Dad came to the rescue with a ladder. He opened a window and sent Danny up to go in and open the door. Debbie was about 3 years old. She put her hands up and said, "Me next."
Your Dad was our hero, that day! I have told that story for the last 45 years.

Ray and Ginny Pacheco/Florida - 05/01/2014

Truly sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Always great to talk to and remember many coffee get togethers in years past.

BONNIE WHEELER - 05/01/2014


Sue Cormier - 05/01/2014

Ronna- My deepest condolences to you, Joe, and Nicole. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tom Nichols - 05/02/2014

Jack,rest in peace buddy.I just hope they have a Hungry Howies in heaven.

Ron Gabriel - 05/04/2014

To the family of Jack:
A wonderful person to work with, intelligent , witty, and always there. Another great brother at CFD that will be sadly missed. To Bruce and Sallymae may God give you peace beyond understanding at this difficult time.

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