William H. Canty
FUNERAL HOME
Cornell Memorial Home Inc
247 White St
Danbury, CT
Mr. William H. Canty
Mr. William H. Canty, age 93, of Danbury, died unexpectedly but peacefully in his home on Friday, December 22, 2017. He was the husband of Helen Reilly Canty.
Mr. Canty was born June 22, 1924 in Norwalk, to Thomas H. and Ethel Smith Canty. He was a graduate of Norwalk High School and Bates College. Mr. Canty proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army Air Forces as a radio operator during World War II. After the War and completing his college degree, he returned to Norwalk where he worked as a chemist at R.T. Vanderbilt Company until his retirement in 1986. He was a longtime resident of Norwalk, Wilton, and Danbury.
Known as "Hank" to his loved ones, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family will forever be grateful for his kind heart, generosity, sense of humor, youthful spirit, intelligence, and thoughtfulness. He was a man who always put his family first, delighted in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was the star of every dance floor he stepped foot on.
Alongside his beloved wife of 73 years, Hank created a home overflowing with warmth, love, and laughter. As in all aspects of his life, he was meticulous in keeping up with the details of the lives of his many children and grandchildren. He began countless traditions that are cherished and carried on by three generations of his family.
Hank will be lovingly remembered by his wife, "Sis," and their children: Suzanne Hilson and her husband Raymond of Norwalk, Kathleen Lesh of Danbury, Deborah Gula and her husband Gary of New London, Timothy Canty of Southbury, and Mary Beth Canty of Danbury. Hank will also be missed by his nine adoring grandchildren, three great-grandsons, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, brother Thomas Canty, and sisters Helen Canty Coates and Ethel Canty.
His family treasures a lifetime of memories with Hank, and will carry him in their hearts. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
The Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury is in charge of arrangements. To place online condolences, please visit www.cornellmemorial.com.


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Published by The Hour & Danbury News Times on Dec. 28, 2017.
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My heartfelt sympathies go out to you dear Canty family and friends during this difficult time. I invite you to read the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 as this can bring you comfort. Knowing that there's a hope for the ones we have lost in death can be so reassuring.
January 3, 2018
Thanks Joe and Nancy. It was so nice to hear from you.
Gary Gula
December 28, 2017
Deb & Gary
Nancy and I would like to offer our sincere condolences on your loss
Joe & Nancy Tucci
December 28, 2017
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY!
A GRATEFUL AMERICAN
December 28, 2017
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