Patrick "Paddy" Canny
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Patrick (Paddy) Canny, 84, of Greenville, SC, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012, at his residence, with family at his side.
Born in County Clare, Ireland Patrick successfully worked the family farm there until his arrival in America. Soon after , he was employed by the University of Buffalo . After 20 years' service ,Pat retired to Florida. It was there that he met and married Maryann (Croghan) Rinck. Soon after, they made their home together in Greenville SC.
In addition to his parents, Maryann (Woods) and Michael Canny, Paddy is preceded in death by his two brothers-in-law Andy McGuirk and Sean Brosnahan.
He will be sadly missed by his sisters, Mary McGuirk of Buffalo ,NY and Bridget Brosnahan of Ontario, Canada. Also mourning the loss are his seven nieces, his nephew , and their spouses and children, plus extended family members and friends.
The family will receive guests at Saint Mary Magdalene Church in Simpsonville at 10 AM on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Patrick with a donation to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, SC 29680
The Palmetto Mortuary
1313 Miller Rd Greenville, SC 29607
Published in The Greenville News on Nov. 25, 2012