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In Memory of

James Edward Canniffe

May 15, 1935 - September 11, 2017

Obituary


James Canniffe of Marblehead, former financial advisor and teacher died Monday, September 11th, surrounded by his loving family at The Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers.
A life long resident of Marblehead, Mr. Canniffe attended Marblehead High School where he was a member of the Drama Club. In 1953, he graduated with two prestigious, academic awards: The Harvard Book and The Dartmouth Bowl.
He went on to study English Literature at Princeton University and graduated in 1957. In 1959, he received his Masters in English from Harvard University, and three years later, he...

James Canniffe of Marblehead, former financial advisor and teacher died Monday, September 11th, surrounded by his loving family at The Kaplan Hospice House in Danvers.
A life long resident of Marblehead, Mr. Canniffe attended Marblehead High School where he was a member of the Drama Club. In 1953, he graduated with two prestigious, academic awards: The Harvard Book and The Dartmouth Bowl.
He went on to study English Literature at Princeton University and graduated in 1957. In 1959, he received his Masters in English from Harvard University, and three years later, he earned a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College.
His first job out of business school was at the securities firm, Stone & Webster. Then he spent over two decades at the investment house, The Arthur W. Wood Company. More recently, he took up teaching economics at North Shore Community College, which brought him great joy.
He was an avid sailor and longtime member of the Boston Yacht Club.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Nancy; his three daughters, Mary Canniffe-McDonald, Bethany Brennan (Brian) and Emily Canniffe; a son, Jamie Canniffe (Rebekka); and thirteen grandchildren. He also has a dear brother, Michael.
A funeral mass will be celebrated for Mr. Canniffe at 11am Friday at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Church, Marblehead. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty Street, Danvers, MA, 01923.
Arrangements under the direction of Eustis & Cornell Funeral Home, Marblehead, MA.