STILLWATER — Thomas Dennis Canary, Jr., 70, passed away Monday, September 23 at The Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital.
Born February 10, 1943 in Stillwater, he was the son of the late Thomas D. Sr. and Helena C. Bacon Canary. A lifelong resident of Stillwater, Tom graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1960.
On April 25, 1965 Tom married the love of his life, the former Lucielle Anne Volpe, celebrating 48 years of marriage this year. He worked his early years at the West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company in Mechanicville before going to the GE Silicone Plant in Waterford, retiring after 32 years in 2002.
After retirement, Tom tried to improve his golf game by working a couple of years at the Saratoga Lake Golf Course. He had many other hobbies and interests. Tom loved his music, whether it be playing his acoustic guitar, going to a concert at SPAC to see AC/DC or Aerosmith, listening to country and blues or the bagpipes. Tom also loved to tinker with restoring cars, especially the Corvettes that he and Lucielle would “cruise” around the countryside. He loved vacationing in his Florida home and watching cooking shows.
Tom was a member of the Stillwater Rod and Gun Club, the Earl J. Manning Post 490 American Legion, the former St. Peter’s Church and All Saints On The Hudson, the Senior Citizen Center and their Bocce League. Tom's true treasure was his family, spending time with them was priceless, loving his grandchildren and great-grandchildren as only a grandfather can.
In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his daughter, Deanna Stickney and Randy Mosher; two granddaughters, Deborah Bombard and her husband Tim and Guinevere Phelps; one grandson, Robert Stickney; two great-grandsons, Timothy and Nathan Bombard; one sister, Helena “Candy” Connor; his adopted family member, Kathy Baker Starks; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and cousins.
Relatives and friends may call from 4–7 p.m. Thursday, September 26 at All Saints on the Hudson North Church, (St. Peter's), 881 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, September 27 at All Saints on the Hudson North Church.
Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Peter's Cemetery, Stillwater.
Memorials may be made in Tom's memory to The Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital c/o The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.
Arrangements are under the direction of the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.