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Christopher Patrick Cannon

May 8, 1974 ~ October 13, 2021 (age 47)


Fitchburg-Christopher Patrick Cannon, 47, a life-long Fitchburg resident passed away at home on Wednesday evening October 13, 2021.

Christopher was born in Fitchburg on May 8, 1974, a son of Katherine Ann (Cleary) Cannon and the late Michael Patrick Cannon. 

Besides his mother, Chris is survived by his wife, Colleen (Dickhaut) Cannon; the two most important people in his life, his children, Michael James Cannon and Rory Katherine Cannon; his brother and best friend, Timothy S. Cannon and his wife Erin; Timothy’s children, James P. Cannon, Caitlin E. Cannon and Ella C. Cannon; his stepfather, Joseph P. Wagner; his aunts, Joan Cannon Ekberg and husband Bill, Irene Cannon-Geary, Peggy Greenwood and her husband Bill, Noreen Cleary and her husband Mark Rucks, Eileen McGrady and her husband Terry, his uncles Thomas Cleary and his wife Deb, and Kevin Cleary and his wife Alice, many cousins, extended family, and countless life-long friends. Chris is a graduate of Fitchburg High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Fitchburg State University.  He has worked at Clark University in Worcester for many years.  Christopher’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his children, especially watching them play sports. He was a passionate dek hockey player, a talented basketball player, and an avid poker player. He loved all animals, especially his beloved pets, Rosie and Roscoe.

You are invited to attend visiting hours on Thursday, October 21,2021 from 5-8pm in The Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 243 Water St. Fitchburg.  A private burial will take place in St. Bernard Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Cannon Children’s Fund” held at Rollstone Bank, 780 Main Street, Fitchburg or an animal shelter of your choice.                

To leave an online condolence for the family and to view the video tribute visit       

John F. Masciarelli, James M. Hebert and Terresa Shea, Funeral Directors.

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October 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and the Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes
243 Water Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

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