Dr. Donald J. Cannon

  • Died: June 25, 2021
  • Location: Mulberry, Florida

James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home

1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125

Tel. (617) 265-9840

Tribute & Message From The Family

CANNON, Dr. Donald J. Of Mulberry, Florida, formerly of Dorchester, died June 25, 2021.
Beloved husband of Charlotte A. (Raymond) Cannon.

Loving father of Alex and his wife Libby Cannon of Godfrey, IL, Benjamin and his wife Amanda Cannon of Nashville, TN, and Nicholas and his wife Courtney Cannon of Dallas, TX.

Son of the late Joseph T. Cannon and Louise (Perry) Cannon.

Survived by 14 grandchildren.

Family and friends will honor and remember Donald's life by gathering for a graveside service at Holyhood Cemetery, 584 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, on Friday morning, July 2, 2021, at 11 A.M.

Donald graduated from Boston Latin, Class of 1958, Harvard University, Class of 1962, and received his Doctorate from Boston College.
He worked as a chemist and consultant, which brought him all over the country. Before retirement, Don worked as a Professor at the University of Tampa and Florida Southern College.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 3470 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33805 or at www.chaptershealth.org.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a great Colleague. His knowledge of toxicology and clinical chemistry was exceptional. I enjoyed his company as well as that of Charlotte. I thank them again for hosting me in their Florida home.

Posted by Amadeo Pesce - San Diego, CA - Friend   July 10, 2021


Dear Charlotte,
We're so sorry to hear of Don's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.
Don was a kind man with a great sense of humor. He will certainly be missed by many.

Posted by Ken & Debbie Taylor - Mulberry, FL - Neighbor   July 04, 2021

Dear Charlotte, I was so sorry to hear of Donny's passing. My prayers are with you, his sons and grandchildren. I grew up in Savin Hill and Louise and my mother (Rita) were best of friends. Louise was my godmother. I have many memories of Sea View Terrace and the first that comes to my mind are the portraits of Captain Joe and Louise. Donny called me, maybe 10 years ago, just to catch up on family and friends. May he rest In Peace.

Posted by Judy (Peecha) Mullaney - South Weymouth, MA - Family Friend   July 04, 2021

Charlotte, you and Don were a good match for each other. His humor and laugh remain as good memories of his brilliant mind - a fun neighbor who has been missed.

Posted by Gay Harlowe - Mulberry, FL - Neighbor   July 03, 2021

Dear Charlotte, We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. We both have such warm and friendly memories of him, and you, and of the times the four of us spent together, both in Florida, and in California. It was a privilege, and a pleasure, to have known him - and we send our love and best wishes to you, in this time of loss. Love, George and Dale

Posted by George Raymond - Palm Springs, CA - Family   July 01, 2021

Dear Charlotte, My sincere sympathy to you & the rest of Don's family. Always loved being with you and Don. So much great conversation and laughter. Loved to hear his stories and so enjoyed his sense of humor and irreverence. Will miss him. Lots of love, Cathy

Posted by Cathy Schmalz - Pemberville, OH - Friend   July 01, 2021

I grew up with Donny in Savin Hill, Dorchester, Boston, MA back in the 1950's. Don was a good friend and his mother was always great to all the local kids who played on and around Sea View Terrace. His memories are in my heart and prayers today. Rest well my friend.

Posted by John Macchi - Coral Springs, FL - Friend   July 01, 2021

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