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Philip J. Cannata

October 7, 1924 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 95)

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Philip J. Cannata of Winthrop passed away at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on April 19, 2020. He was 95 years old. Born in Boston he was the beloved son of the late Jennie (Rabita) and John Cannata. A resident of Winthrop for over 60 years he served proudly in the Army during the Korean War reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. After his honorable discharge he went on to work as a sheet metal worker at C.P. Blouin.

He was one of the kindest men we ever knew, always so genuine in his interest in what you were doing, always offering a warm embrace and a loving smile. Family was the most important to him whether a small family gathering or a large Fourth of July party. For over 50 years he and his wife would meet friends every Saturday night at Prince Pizza in Saugus.

He was the devoted husband of Rose (Falzarano) for 63 years. He was the loving father of John P. Cannata and his wife Deborah of Peabody and Philip C. Cannata and his partner Marcio Correia of Florida. Dear brother of Jeanette Gillen of Winthrop and the late Mary Consolo, Vincenzina Ruggiero, Lucy LaMattina and Charles Cannata. Cherished grandfather of Matthew J. Cannata. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and interment in the Belle Isle section of Winthrop Cemetery are private.

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