CANTY Simon Peter on January 27, 2015, of the Wollaston area of Quincy, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital after a long illness. He was 79. Peter is survived by his wife, Ellen (Maher), daughter Blanche Yanovich and her husband Frank of Quincy, grandsons Jacob Yanovich of Quincy and Lucas Yanovich of Waterville, ME, his brother, John Canty of Charlestown, his sister Catherine Kennedy and her husband Richard of Everett, many nieces and nephews, and his sister-in-law, Blanche Rossi of Quincy. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Simon P. and Marion (Burnham), brothers, George, Martin, and William, and sisters, Mary Heuston and Barbara Wardwell. He was born and raised in Charlestown, moving to Quincy in 1976. After marrying Ellen in 1958 he joined the US Army and was stationed in Iceland. He made his career as a sheet metal worker, recently retiring from Metalsmiths in Dorchester. He enjoyed visiting “the guys at the shop” often. Much of his work was done at Boston’s Children’s Hospital where he also made many friends. Peter had the great opportunity to travel the world with his wife; visiting Europe several times, taking cruises to Central America including the Panama Canal, and venturing as far away as China and Japan, but his true enjoyment came from road trips which he shared with his grandsons. In 2006 Peter drove his wife, sister-in-law, and grandsons on vacation to Alaska and back. He and Ellen have visited all 50 states, most of them by car. Peter has been a role-model to his family and friends; an easy-going man with traditional manners and family values. His strength and courage during his struggles of the last two years have been an inspiration to everyone who knew him. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to his funeral on Saturday February 7, at 10:00 A.M. in the First Baptist Church of Wollaston, 81 Prospect Avenue, Quincy. Interment with military honors to follow at Blue Hill Cemetery, 700 West St, Braintree. Visiting Hours Friday February 6, from 4:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at the Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, 26 Adams Street, QUINCY CENTER. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peters’ memory may be made to: Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, 401 Park Dr, Suite 602, Boston, MA 02215 Hamel, Wickens & Troupe hamelfuneralcare.com
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Published in Boston Herald on Feb. 1, 2015