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Edward Cancro Obituary

Edward Anthony Cancro

1928-2013 Mr. Edward Anthony Cancro, beloved husband of Susan Bishop Cancro, passed away on Saturday October 5, 2013 at North Adams Regional Hospital. He was a former longtime resident of Clarksburg. He was born in North Adams, on December 6, 1928, son of Anthony and Rose (Pessolano) Cancro. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Drury High School. Mr. Cancro was a veteran of World War II and served in the Navy. He then served in the Army 101st Airborne Division during the Korean War. Edward was a 60 year lifetime member of Local 98 IUOE where he worked as a heavyequipment/crane operator until his retirement. He had served on their Executive Board for many years. Edward was a member of the First Baptist Church of North Adams and was a member of Lafayette Greylock Lodge and past Worthy Patron of Greylock Lodge AF & AM. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Susan Bishop Cancro whom he married on April 17, 1954 at the First Universalist Church in North Adams; and his daughter, Lisa (Robert) Moreau of Lunenburg; his grandson, Jonathan (Valerie) Cancro; and great -grandson, Jackson Cancro of South Salem, N.Y. He also leaves his sister, Rosalie Morgan of Pownal, Vt.; and his brother, Francis Cancro of North Adams; and is also survived by cousins, nieces, and nephews; including his core support group of his cousin, Elaine (Lawrence) Leonard of Williamstown; his nieces, Lois Filiault and Corrina Cancro of North Adams and Doreen (Michael) Dix of Plainville. He was predeceased by his brother, Carmen G. Cancro. FUNERAL NOTICE: A committal service for Edward Cancro will be at a later date in Clarksburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Ashmere, c/o First Baptist Church, 131 Main St. North Adams, Mass. 01247 or the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Dept., Cross Rd. Clarksburg, Mass. 01247. For further information, please visit


This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.
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Published online on 10/8/2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.

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October 11, 2013
I have great memories of Ed, Susan, and Lisa. I used to visit you with my parents Louie and Phyllis Babeu. Susan and breath at a time. Much love, Kim Babeu of Tucson, Arizona
Kim Babeu (Tucson, AZ)

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