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MARY ELLEN CANNON Mary Ellen Cannon of Ocean Ridge, FL and Muskegon, MI, died March 8, surrounded by her family while in the care of Hospice of Palm Beach County at Bethesda Memorial Hospital. Born in Providence, RI, she graduated from Beverly Hills High School and attended Stanford University in California. She married George W. Cannon, Jr. of Muskegon, MI, on St. Patrick's Day 1954 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Santa Barbara, CA. They made their home in Muskegon and raised six children on Mona Lake. They moved to Ocean Ridge, FL in the 1980s. Mary Ellen was an active parishioner of St. Mary's then St. Francis deSales in Michigan and St. Mark's in Boynton Beach, FL. A life-long gardener, craftsperson and sportswoman, Mary Ellen maintained interests in theater, travel, art, foreign languages, medical research and alternative medicine. She will be remembered for her laughter, compassion, charity, creativity and sense of adventure. She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, George W. Cannon, Jr.; daughters, Katharine "K.T." (Bill Eger) Cannon-Eger of Keaau, HI, Christine (John Bucher) Cannon Bucher of Hillsboro Beach, FL, Constance "Kiki" Cannon of Englewood, CO and Carolyn Cannon of Chicago, IL; sons, George (Lori) W. Cannon of Muskegon, MI and Timothy James (Amy) Cannon of Telluride, CO; 12 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass Saturday, March 13, at 10 AM St. Mark's Catholic Church in Boynton Beach, FL. Services in Muskegon, MI will be held later this summer. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published in The Palm Beach Post from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2010
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