Funeral Arrangements for Hero In Our Midst Robert “Bob” McCann

UPDATE…. 2-10-18

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday February 11, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm at The Dewhirst-Boles Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Methuen.  A Funeral Mass will be on Monday February 12 at 11:00am in Sacred Heart Church, 321 S. Broadway, Lawrence. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Mary Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Center at the Nevins Adult Day Health Center, 12 Ingalls Ct., Methuen, MA. 01844. To leave an online condolence, please go to

Robert T. “Bob” McCann, the husband of the late Constance “Connie” (Fairweather) McCann, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2018. He was 87. Bob was the son of the late Esmeralda and Alexander McCann, and the brother of the late Barbara Mathers and Gilbert McCann.
Bob was born and raised in Lawrence, MA, and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1952. Upon his graduation, he found his calling for public service, and honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Throughout his life, he found great joy in serving his family, his community, and his country.
Bob served as the president of South Lawrence Little League for 25 years, coaching and mentoring hundreds of kids all over the region. He was involved with several veterans’ organizations, including serving as the commandant of the Merrimack Valley and Massachusetts Marine Corps League. In addition, Bob spent more than 20 years fighting for veterans and their families as Director of Veterans Services in Lawrence. Perhaps his most proud accomplishment was seeing the construction of three veterans’ memorials on Lawrence Common and the veterans’ memorial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lawrence.
His life and undying patriotism serve as prime examples of what it means to be an American.
He leaves behind many family members including his son, Robert A. McCann and his wife Jennifer McCann of Methuen, as well as their two children Maxwell McCann and Kendall McCann. His daughter Karen DiFruscia and her husband Marc DiFruscia of Tewksbury, in addition to their children Alec M. DiFruscia and Alysa R. DiFruscia of Tewksbury. His daughter Kathleen B. McCann and husband Timothy Hall of Salem, N.H. His son Timothy P. McCann. His son and grandson Kevin R. McCann and Kevin R. McCann, Jr. His son Keith McCann of Pelham, N.H. In addition, he leaves behind several great-grandchildren.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Sunday, February 11, from 2-4 p.m. and on Monday, February 12 from 9-10:30 a.m. at The Arthur J. Scott Funeral Home, 298 South Broadway, Lawrence. A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Lawrence on Monday, February 12, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Adult Day Health Center, c/o Nevin’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 12 Ingalls Ct, Methuen, MA 01844.