Mass of Christian Burial
Obituary of Kathleen Cannon
Kathleen Delaney Cannon, 95, life-long resident of Lewiston and formerly Niagara Falls, died on Friday, September 21, 2018 at her home in Lutherville, Maryland, with family members by her side. Born in Adams, Massachusetts to Elizabeth Hughes Delaney and her husband, Joseph Vincent Delaney, the family of seven moved to Niagara Falls when she was a small child. Kathleen attended Sacred Heart School and graduated Niagara Falls High School. She followed her beloved sister, Elizabeth Delaney Phillips, to New York City, where she worked at Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital, and later, Eastern Airlines. In 1947, she moved back to Niagara Falls to marry and then to raise a family with her life long love, noted architect, Will Alban Cannon, Jr. She acted in children’s theater for many years, and volunteered for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and served on the Board of the Old Fort Niagara Association.
Funny, outspoken, charismatic and beautiful—“Kay” loved her children and their spouses, Barbara Cannon Jones (Robert) of Summit, NJ and Will Alban Cannon, III (Elizabeth) of Towson, Maryland and her grandchildren, Kathleen Jones Sheehan (Patrick), Elizabeth Cannon Jones, Robert Carlisle Jones, Julia Delaney Cannon, Will Alban Cannon IV, and Grace Barbara Cannon beyond measure, and received their love in return. She was blessed with a great grandchild, Delaney Marie Sheehan in 2016.
Competitive and athletic, she excelled at most sports, but her passion was golf, and within one 18 month period, she scored three holes in one at Mariner Sands, Stuart, Florida, where she and her husband, Will maintained a second home for the past thirty years. She delighted in winning the Presidents Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club in her mid-eighties. In recent years, she grew tired of watching the Buffalo Bills lose game after game, and we give her credit for the big win last weekend.
Kay was known for her style, her attention to detail, her positive spirit, and her devotion to her family and to God. Words can not express how much her family will miss her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Niagara University Chapel on Saturday, September 29 at 10 am, Burial will be private.
Memorials may be sent to Gilchrist Cares (gilchristcares.org) 11311 McCormick Road Ste 350 Hunt Valley, MD 21031.
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