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Edmund J. McCann Jr.

September 23, 2011

Edmund J. McCann Jr.
SEEKONK - Edmund J. McCann Jr. "Bo" formerly of Seekonk Ma., died September 22, 2011.
He was the husband of the late Dolores (Rocco) McCann to whom he was married for 49 years.
Mr. McCann was born in Providence in the Holy Name Parish, the son of the late Edmund J. McCann Sr., and Irene (Finberg) McCann. He was a sales representative for the Okonite Wire and Cable Company for 38 years and then the Arthur J. Hurley Company.
Mr. McCann served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a 1946 graduate of Lasalle Academy, Providence and a 1952 graduate of Providence College. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Seekonk where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. He was also involved in the Minstrel show, the parish auction and the church choir.
Mr. McCann was actively involved in the LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro Ma, where he was a retreat coordinator
He was an avid piano player, a diehard Boston Sport fan, loved playing cards and played Scrabble every night after dinner with his wife.
He is survived by his daughter Bettina R. Wholean and her husband Greg, his sons Edmund J. McCann III and his wife Diane, Anthony R. McCann MD and his spouse Tom, Bud McCann and his wife Karen, and Jon Rocco McCann and his wife Sherry.
Mr. McCann also leaves his grandchildren, Melissa, Jen, Edmund J. "Bo" McCann IV, Michael, Jillian, Meg, Gregory, Nicholas, and Madyson, and his great grandchildren, David, Emily, Jake, Max, Olive, and Simon.
He was the brother of the late Bro. Robert McCann FSC, and the grandfather of the late Kelsey Catherine and Anna Dolores.
The funeral for Mr. McCann will be Monday, September 26, at 9: 00 am from the Manning-Heffern Funeral Home 68 Broadway, Pawtucket. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady Queen of Martyr Church, Coyle Drive, Seekonk, Ma, at 10:00 a.m. His burial will be with full military honors in Mt. St. Mary's Cemetery, Pawtucket. The calling hours for Mr. McCann will be Sunday 2-5 p.m in the funeral home. For online condolences please visit
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Parkinson's Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box # 5018 Hagers Town MD, 21741-5018 in Mr. McCann's memory.


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