Obituaries 01-09-2014

Margaret ‘Peg’ Canney

Lifelong Townie, Dedicated Parishioner of St. Francis de Sales Church

Margaret T., “Peg” ( Ducey) Canney of Charlestown died on December 29 after a brief illness in the Mass. General Hospital surrounded by her family.

Peg was a life long townie and a dedicated parishioner at St Francis de Sales Church, working in the choir, setting the altars and helping with cleaning the church and rectory. She attended the St. Francis de Sales School and the Rosary Academy, Watertown.

The beloved wife of the late Sergent Detective Walter L. Canney, she was the daughter of the late Leo Sr., and Mary (Hickey) Ducey; loving mother of Joseph L. Canney, B.P.D., and his wife, Cathleen of Medford, Paul L. Canney and his wife, Cathy of Natick, Mary E. Canney – Zingg of Westwood and Barbara Klepinger and her husband, James of Pennsylvania; loving sister of Helen Reilly of Stoneham, Mel Fitzgerald of Woburn and the late Kay Lynch, May Sullivan, Dottie Monaco, Leo “Bud” Ducey, Jr. and William Ducey, SSJC.

She is also survived by seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were by the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, Charlestown.

Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Memorials may be made to the Sacred Hearts Community Mission, 73 Adams Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719

For acknowledgements and memories

Walter Troy

Longtime Owner of Troy Insurance Agency

Walter F. Troy, a lifelong resident of Charlestown, passed away on Friday, January 3. He was 74 years old.

Walter graduated with the Class of 1958 from Charlestown High School. He then proudly went on to join the United States Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962 and was stationed in Iwakuni, Philippines. Following his honorable discharge as a Corporal from the Marine Corps, he attended Northeastern University, graduating in 1966 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

He was the owner of the Walter F. Troy Insurance Agency on Main Street in Charlestown for over 30 years.Walter was a member of the American Legion Post 26, the Somerville City Club and a proud supporter of the Lt. Michael P. Quinn Scholarship Fund.
He was a loving and caring person who was devoted to caring for his family. He enjoyed photography and drawing and traveled the world extensively. He especially loved to visit family in Ireland. He loved a good argument, especially when he knew he was right. Walter was cherished by his family and friends and will be deeply missed.

He was the beloved son of the late Nicholas and Julia (Gallagher) Troy and the beloved brother of the late Edward T. Troy and Nicholas F. Troy; cherished uncle of Edward F. Troy and his wife, Kelly and great uncle of Joseph E. Troy, all of Mansfield.
Walter’s funeral service will be held today, Thursday, January 9 at 9:10 a.m. from the John H. Sawyer Funeral Home, 329 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Collation will follow at the Mount Vernon Restaurant, 14 Broadway, Somerville. All are invited to attend.

Sally Flanagan

Loving, Thoughtful and Spirited Person

Sally (Leahy) Flanagan of Port Orange Florida, died on January 6.

Sally was a loving, thoughtful and spirited person with a spectacular singing voice.

Born in Somerville and formerly of Hull,

she was the beloved daughter of Mary H. “Marie” (Maguire) Leahy and was predeceased by her father Edward F. Leahy. She was the loving sister of Edward F. Jr. and his wife, Eileen of Connecticut, Robert M. and his wife, Lourdes of New York, Paul G. and his wife, Rose of Connecticut, Mark J. and his wife, Alicia of Pennsylvania, Peter C. and his wife, Kristine of Connecticut, Timothy D. and his wife, Maria of Charlestown and Thomas A. and his wife, Barbara of Pennsylvania; loving aunt to six nieces and 16 nephews; loving cousin to John T. “Johnnie” Leahy who provided selfless love and care for Sally during her prolonged illness.

Her Funeral will be held from the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, 322 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown, Saturday, January 11 at 9:15 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Francis de Sales Church at 10 a.m.

Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be Friday, January 10 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Interment will be private

Sally was a loving, thoughtful and spirited person with a spectacular singing voice.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sally’s name may be made to the Missionary Society of St. James the Apostle, 24 Clark Street, Boston MASS 02109. For acknowledgements and memories to the family

Helen Emberley

Of Peabody, Formerly of Charlestown

Helen F. (Keigney) Emberley of Peabody, formerly of Charlestown, died on December 29 after a long illness with her husband of 57 years, William F. Emberley, by her side.

Helen, who attended the St. Mary and Edwards Middle Schools in Charlestown, was the beloved daughter of the late John and Helen (Connolly) Keigney; loving sister of Rita Kelley of Medford and Michael Keigney of Charlestown.

Memorials in Helen’s name may be made to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923

Arrangements were by the Murphy & Turnbull Funeral Home, Charlestown. Interment was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. For acknowledgements and memories

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