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Obituary: Albert A. Cannon

Mr. Albert A. Cannon was a retired captain in the Attleboro Fire Department.

Albert A. Cannon, 85, of Robinson Avenue, South Attleboro, a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather passed on April 28, 2013 at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth E. (Oldham) Cannon. Born in Malden, on Nov. 8, 1927, he was the son of the late James and Seline (Harris) Cannon. 

Albert was educated in Attleboro schools and was a graduate of Attleboro High School. He was a firefighter in the City of Attleboro for 33-years, retiring as an acting captain in 1983. Albert served his country proudly as a member of the United States Navy during World War II.

He was a very active member of American Legion Post 312 in South Attleboro, where he was Past Commander. He also was a member of BPOE Lodge 1014 in Attleboro, and the South Attleboro Lions Club, where he received the Melvin Jones Award. Albert was also an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. 

Albert is survived by four children; Michael A. Cannon of Waldorf, Maryland, Firefighter Thomas A. Cannon of South Attleboro, Janice R. Roy of South Attleboro, and Joyce A. Chalifoux of Attleboro, an aunt; Daisy Moore of Attleboro, ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Irene Britenfield, and the late Lila Parent. 

A funeral will be conducted on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. from the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Theresa's Church, 18 Baltic St., Attleboro, celebrated by the Rev. Jon-Paul Gallant, Pastor. Albert will be laid to rest with full military honors in Newell Burying Ground, South Attleboro. 

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