James P. Concannon
April 2, 1926 – June 10, 2018
CONCANNON, James P., lifelong resident of Norwood, passed away June 10, 2018. He was 92 years of age.
Jim, a 1st generation American, was the devoted son of the late Bridget (O’Flaherty) and Michael Concannon, of Ireland. Loving brother of the late Mary Sanders, Catherine Fitzgerald, Barbara Kelly and Eleanor Concannon. Beloved uncle of John, Mary, Tommy, Jim, Charles, Mae, Jim, Barb Ann, Patty, Kevin and Sheila. Cherished great uncle of several nieces and nephews. Upon graduation in 1944 from Norwood High School, Jim enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He served as Seaman 1st Class during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Europa. Following his honorable discharge, Jim became employed at Kendall Mills in Walpole as a textile worker until his retirement. During that time, he was an active participant and president of the local union.
Family and faith were Jim’s top priorities, he was a constant source of love and support. At any point “Uncle Jim” was ready to lend a hand. His work ethic was an example for all. He will be deeply missed. Jim’s extensive garden and flower beds were a source of great pride. His green thumb was the envy of all.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 13th at 11:00 am in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood. Interment with military honors will be in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 9:00-10:30 am prior to the Mass at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte. 1A), Norwood.
Memorial contributions in memory of James P. Concannon may be made to Catholic Charities.
- Visitation Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, June 13, 2018
- Interment with Military Honors Wednesday, June 13, 2018