Edward J. McCann - Central Falls

Edward J. McCann - Central Falls

Edward J. McCann passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Monday, May 12, 2014, at the age of 84.

Edward was a member of the City of Central Falls Fire Department since 1961 and rose to the rank of Battalion Chief in 1982. He retired from the Department in 1985.

During his career, he once served as president of the International Association of Firefighters, Local Union 1485. He was formerly a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Battalion Chief McCann was husband to the late Teresa McCann and father to the late Christine McCann Vaudreuil. Edward is also survived by his loving son, Kevin McCann and his wife Paula; his loving daughters, Kathleen Corrigan and husband Bruce, Karen Aissis and husband George, Susan Trocina and husband Rodney and Eileen Nunes and husband Manny; and son-in-law, Kenneth Vaudreuil. He was also the brother-in-law of the late John McCann. Edward also is survived by 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

His funeral will be held Friday, May 16th at 9:30 a.m. from the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. John Vianney Parish at 11am. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Cumberland. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint John Vianney Parish, 3609 Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 or to Mount Saint Rita Health Center, 15 Sumner Brown Road, Cumberland, RI 02864. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com