of Quincy, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 18 surrounded by his family at the John Adams Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Quincy. He was 85 years old and the beloved husband of Francesca (Gandolfo) Cannella for 59 years.
Born in Aragona, Sicily on August 29, 1930, he was the loving son of the late Fortunato & Maria (Lorenzano) Cannella. Mr. Cannella led a very simple life cherishing time spent with his family. He enjoyed bingo and word puzzles.
Mr. Cannella was the loving father of Maria Dunlea & her husband Michael of Weymouth, Domenica Skarbinski & her husband John of Hanson, Maddalena "Lina" Koblinsky & her husband Dennis of Weymouth and Fortunato "Frank" Cannella of Quincy. He was the cherished grandfather of Elizabeth Ryan & her husband Barry, Michael Dunlea, Kristina Skarbinski & her fiancé Ryan Flanders, Victoria Skarbinski, Amanda Kolbinsky, Great-grandfather of Gianna Ryan and the dear brother of Maddalena, Guiseppina, Alfonso, Vincenzo and the late Stefano Canella all of Italy.
Funeral from the Bolea-Buonfiglio Funeral Home, 116 Franklin Street, Quincy on Wednesday March 23 at 9am. Followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph's Church, 550 Washington Street, Quincy at 10am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-8pm. Interment in Blue Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be made in Mr. Canella's memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
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