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James T. Canty

September 8, 1935 - January 25, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Visitation: Wednesday January 30th 4:00-8:00 p.m. Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston

Funeral Mass:  Thursday, January 31st 11:00 a.m. St. Mary’s Church, Holliston

Burial: Following mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Holliston

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James T. Canty, 83, of Holliston, passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Metrowest Medical Center in Framingham. Born in Somerville, he was the son of the late Mary (McCarthy) and Cornelius Canty. He was the husband of 55 years to  Lorraine (Gargan) Canty of Holliston.

James was drafted into the Army and served in Germany. He was a retired Colonel of the Massachusetts State Police. After retirement, he went on to work in the banking industry for 10 years. James was a big family man and took pleasure in spending time with the ones he loved.

Besides his wife, he is survived by 5 children, Deborah Canty and her husband, Michael Howlett of Moultonborough, NH, James Canty and his wife, Rebecca of Hopkinton, Cheryl Obid and her husband, Sano of Holliston, Richard Canty and his wife, Amy of Natick, and Kevin Canty of Holliston. He also leaves behind his sister, Mary Canty of Brighton, and 5 grandchildren, Zachary, Kyle, Jake, Marie, and Katherine. He is predeceased by two brothers, Frank and Paul Canty and his grandson, Brad Canty.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 30th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 31st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church of Holliston. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or cancer.org