Obituaries 09-29-2011

Daniel Bradley

Of Plum Island, formerly of Charlestown

Daniel P. Bradley of Exeter Way, Plum Island, formerly of Charlestown, died on Sept. 22 at Mass. General Hospital in Boston. He was 73 years old.

Born in Somerville on Jan. 18, 1938, son of the late Daniel P. and Mary (Gilfoyle) Bradley, he worked as an Engineer for 37 years at Raytheon until his retirement in 1995.

He will be sadly missed by his family and is survived by his beloved wife, Carole (Mahoney) Bradley; his two loving daughters, Michele Bradley, and Danielle Bradshaw and her husband, James, all of Newbury; three sisters, Mary Tower and husband, Louis and Frances Sullivan and her husband, Leo, all of Squantum and Patricia Bradley of East Boston, his sister-in-law, Judith Vezinat of Stoneham; four grandsons, Garrick Headrick, Shawn Bradley-Fairweather, James Riley, and Daniel L. Bradshaw, and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Winchester Hospital Center for Cancer Care, 620 Washington St., Winchester, MA, 01890; or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN, 38148-0552. Arrangements were by the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, Amesbury.

Walter ‘Purpie’ Canney

Retired Boston Police Detective

Walter L. “Purpie” Canney of Charleston died at home on Sept. 24 surrounded by his loving family.

A US Army veteran of World War II, he was a 40 year member of the Boston Police Department and a retired Sergeant Detective, a member of the Retired Boston Police Association, Boston Police Detectives Benevolent Society and the Big Red One Society.

He was the beloved husband of Margaret T. “Peg” (Ducey); loving father of Joseph H. Canney BPD and his wife, Cathleen of Medford, Paul L. Canney and his wife, Cathy of Natick, Mary E. Canney-Zingg and her husband, Robert M. of Westwood and Barbara J. Klepinger and her husband, James of Pennsylvania; brother of the late Paul Canney. He is also survived by seven cherished grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, Charlestown. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Sacred Hearts Community Mission, 73 Adams St., Fairhaven,MA. 02719 or the charity of your choice. Send acknowledgements and memories to the family at

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