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Brad F. Canty

May 30, 2000 - July 24, 2017

Visitation: Thursday, July 27th 4:00-8:00p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton

Funeral Mass: Friday, July 28th 10:30a.m. St. John the Evangelist Church, Hopkinton

Burial: Following Mass at Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton


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Brad F. Canty, 17, of Hopkinton, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017. Brad leaves behind his best friend and brother, Kyle Canty, his parents, Becky and Jimmy Canty of Hopkinton; his maternal grandparents, Agnes Torento of Milford and Frank Torento of Hopkinton. He  also leaves behind his paternal grandparents, Lorraine and James Canty of Holliston, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Brad was a generous, kind, loyal and selfless brother, son and friend, constantly putting others before himself. Brad was a true unsung hero. He was an active member of the Hopkinton Swim Team and recently successfully completed his lifeguard certification and was employed as a lifeguard for Sandy Beach in Hopkinton.

Brad was a strong and courageous young man who battled a multitude of ongoing gastrointestinal disorders for many years. Brad didn’t allow this debilitating illness to negatively impact himself. Brad had a strong love of our country, animals and concern for others’ well being.

Brad’s dedication and determination to overcome led him to achieve honors this year in school. Brad would have been a senior in High School this fall. Brad’s desire was to pursue Environmental Science in college.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 27th from 4-8p.m at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com.  A funeral mass will be held on Friday, July 28th at 10:30a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church of Hopkinton. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Hopkinton. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brad’s memory may be made to Canty’s Underdog Scholarship Fund, 5 Cunningham St. Hopkinton, MA