Mary Canty

Mary Lou Canty (Dipollino)

Saturday, April 13th, 2019
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Mary Lou (Dipollino) Canty, 73, of 26 Saratoga Avenue, Westerly, passed away at the Westerly Health Center on Saturday, Saturday April 13, 2019. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Canty.

Born in Westerly, she was the daughter of the late John “Jack” and Angelina Dipollino.

Mary Lou worked as a Finance Clerk for The Westerly Hospital for years until her retirement in 2016 and was a longtime communicant of Immaculate Conception Church. In the late 70’s, she founded the WYBL Cheerleaders and was a co-founder of the RI Coaches Association. Mary Lou coached numerous championship cheering teams throughout her coaching career and won several championships coaching for Westerly Pee Wee Football Cheerleaders.

She leaves her two children, Mark A. Canty and partner Cindy Maine of Vancouver, WA and Michelle A. Canty of Westerly. Mrs. Canty is also survived five siblings, Charles, Michael and Josephine Weisenburger, all of Westerly, John of Texas and Jackie Poole of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-7pm at Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly on Wednesday at 10:00am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Westerly Pee Wee Football Cheerleaders, c/o M. Canty, 26 Saratoga Ave., Westerly, RI 02891. For online condolences please visit
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home
    59 Spruce Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 10:00am
    Immaculate Conception Church
    111 High Street
    WESTERLY, RI 02891
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  • Interment

    Private, --
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Nancy Turco

Posted at 12:39pm
Our sincere sympathy to Mary Lou's children and all the family for your loss. May she rest in peace this Holy week with our Lord.
Nancy & Robert Turco


Posted at 04:34pm
May the family of Mary Lou Canty please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in God's words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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