Eleanor G. Cannon

Eleanor G. Cannon

June 30, 2015


Eleanor G. Cannon, a resident of the Gino J. Merli Veteran Center, Scranton, formerly of Englewood, FL, died early Tuesday morning in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after an illness.  She was the widow of James Cannon.   The couple had been married 57 years.

Born January 25, 1922 in Boston, Massachusetts she was the daughter of the late Earl and Isabel (Rice) Willard.   She was a graduate of Hamden High School.  After high school, she attended Larson Junior College.   She was a United States Navy veteran serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve (Women’s Reserve), during World War II.

Surviving are grandchildren Malinda Barends and her husband Shannon of Fleetwood, Kathleen Anderson and her husband Bryan of Exeter Township, and  Robert Cannon of Mohnton; great-grandchildren Dylan, Michaella, and Gavin Barends; a sister, Ann Jackson of Houston, Texas; and a daughter-in-law, Bronwyn Cannon of Mohnton.

She was also preceded in death by her sons Michael, Robert, and Willard Cannon.

Military services and interment will be held at a future date in the Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.

To share a memory or to leave a condolence please visit www.vanstonandjames.com

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center Activities Fund 401 Penn Ave. Scranton, Pa. 18503.

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the

Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.

One Comment

  1. Michael Mescavage,Cdr.

    May your loved one soar on Eagles wings for the Great Courage SHE has shown,
    Our Freedom which SHE fought for and Her love of country for which she gave.
    The members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart
    Michael J. Mescavage, Cmdr.
    Dept. of Pennsylvania
    Military Order of the Purple Heart

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