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Henry, David C.

David C. Henry, 92, of Canton passed away peacefully on September 19, 2016. He is survived by his true love of over 68 years, Grace F. (Whooley). Dave was the son of the late Helen (Ford) Henry and David C. Henry. He was the loving brother of the late John Henry (Marjorie) and James Henry […]

McDonald, Mary T.

Mary T. McDonald (Burton), 65, of Bourne, formerly of Stoughton, passed away September 16 at home surrounded by her loving family after a three-year, courageous battle with cancer. Born in Boston, she graduated from Whitman Hanson High School, Class of 1969, and received her associate’s degree from Fisher College. She has lived in Bourne for […]

Gaynor, Norma Jean

Norma Jean Gaynor (Macdonald), 76, of Canton, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. Devoted wife of 55 years of the late Michael M. Gaynor, who predeceased her by nine months. Loving mother of Danna Gaynor Muir and her husband, David W. Muir, of Bridgewater and Wendy M. Devine […]

Hildegarde Rulli, Nancy

Nancy Hildegarde Rulli of Rockport, formerly Nancy Pratt of Sea Girt, NJ, and of Manhattan, died on September 13, 2016. Nancy is best known as a female professional trumpet player, one of the first women to take on that role. At the age of 88 she was still playing under the name Nancy Hildegarde at […]

Why does the town hate the Canton River?

Editor’s note: The Canton River, also called the East Branch of the Neponset River, passes through downtown Canton and through the former Plymouth Rubber factory site. A portion of the river has been redirected into a man-made diversion channel constructed by the Army Corps of Engineers. Dear Editor: Why does the town of Canton hate […]

Margin Notes: The Kitchen

I have my own kitchen for the first time. It’s small, only three steps or so across, with a monster-like fan. The stove looks as if it’s been half chopped off and the cabinets are stubborn, making you yank them open. And yet, it’s my own kitchen. I get excited just being able to wake […]

Ogg, Duncan

Duncan Ogg, 75, of Canton and Wells, Maine, passed away unexpectedly September 8, 2016, at his home in Wells. Born in Grafton, he was raised in Grafton and Illinois. He attended Hebron Academy in Maine and graduated from the University of New Hampshire, where he was the captain of the football team. Duncan was a […]

Canton Historical Society announces fall fundraisers


The Canton Historical Society is a private, nonprofit organization, incorporated in 1893 for the purpose of collecting and preserving everything related to the history, topography, and family genealogy of the town of Canton. In the past year, the society held a special exhibit for the town at the Canton Public Library featuring many of its […]

Daniels, John J.

John J. “JD” Daniels III, 38, of Braintree, formerly of Canton, passed away unexpectedly September 3 at home. Born in Boston, he was raised in Canton and graduated from Canton High School, Class of 1996, where he played on the football, basketball and baseball teams. JD went on to graduate from the University of Vermont […]

Sullivan, Evelyn

Evelyn Sullivan (Ryan), 88, of Barefoot Bay, FL, formerly of Canton, passed away September 2 at Jordan Hospital in Plymouth. Born and raised in Medford, she graduated from Medford High School. She was a devoted wife and mother to her 14 children and enjoyed spending time with her family, bowling, playing backgammon, playing cards, and […]

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