Fr. John A. Cannon

  • Born: September 2, 1922
  • Died: May 31, 2017
  • Location: Darby, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

The Reverend John Alexander Cannon was born in Oxford, Pa. in 1922. He attended West Catholic High School for Boys and St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He was ordained a priest on May 22, 1948, and died on May 31, 2017, in Manor Health Care in Yeadon, Pa.
He was the son of the late Alexander T. and Mary Ellen [nee Keeley] Cannon, his late sisters were Margaret Mary Conway [Daniel] and Frances Cecelia Legg [Richard] and he was the nephew of the late Henrietta T. and Katherine E. Cannon.
Father Cannon is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. All are grateful to him for his guidance and support.
In the course of sixty nine years, he resided and served in Philadelphia and suburban counties.
His Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald and Concelebrants on Wednesday, June 7th at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of St. Francis Country House, 1412 Lansdowne Ave, Darby, Pa. 19023. A viewing will take place 9AM -10:45AM. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Media, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in his memory be sent to Villa St. Joseph, 1436 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, Pa. 19023.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest In Peace Father "Boom Boom" Cannon, may the Lord Bless You and Keep you, The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace. Amen.

Eternal rest unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in Peace, Amen.

Posted by Jim & Fran Wilson - New Hope, PA - Acquaintance   June 12, 2017

Sending prayers for Fr. Cannon and his family.

Posted by Mary Anne Nies - Downingtown, PA - coworker   June 05, 2017

Prayers for Fr. Cannon and his family.

Posted by Michael Gartland - Sumter, SC - Student   June 04, 2017

Family Album

Community Photos

This simple photo of the " Bible of 'Ol ", was a book that John Cannon, just had NOT or ever, read enough. So along with any memorabilia, you may / may not be able to place in his coffin, ( A Holy Blessed Bible), another option, since, I realize this ad memoriam will be too late, for date of his final resting place before Judgement. What will God Do?... Done? This "never priest" had more youthful genetalia, in his hand than his vestments ever saw in the washing machine. -- Awesome Idea -- assuming some of you will know the EXACT LOCATION OF HIS unjust FINAL resting place, of which they DID find room for his overeaten body, PARENTS OF THE ABUSED CHILDREN... THIS, ASSURED, WILL NOT BE EASY... Scan a copy of your molested child, ( preferred about age of penetration or perpetration, as YOU SEE FIT ). Take photo to the plot and simply DRIVE THAT NAIL of "your child's pic", to a stake and drive, oh POUND that stake into the Blessed Earth, as one more..." You got my child, devil, you wil