Warren Nicholas Canova

  • Died: November 7, 2017
  • Location: Westerly, Rhode Island

Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home

12 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Tel. (860) 443-1871

Tribute & Message From The Family

Warren Canova Pawcatuck- Warren Nicholas Canova, age 80, of Pawcatuck, died Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Westerly Hospital. He was born in Norwich on July 17, 1937, the son of Aldo and Mary Amato Canova. He was predeceased in June by his partner of 32 years, Luane Lange of Niantic. He is survived by his children, Robert P. Canova of Stonington (Carol) and their child, Nicole; Debra Woodworth of Georgetown, S.C. and her child Justin (Elise) of Herndon, V.A. and their children Elizabeth, Josephine and Rebecca; Nicholas J. Canova (Angela) of Avon and their children Julia and Marisa; Janet Garcia of Surfside, S.C. and her son Trevor Garcia; Eric J. Canova of Georgetown, S.C. and his children Mackenzie and Evyn; He was predeceased by his son Steven D. Canova. He is also survived by his partner’s children, Lisa Rue (Robert Waterman) and their children Clara and Graham Waterman-Rue of East Bridgewater, M.A.; Melinda (Fred) Bates and their children Derek and Carter of East Greenwich, R.I.; Randall Rue (Kara Kahler) and their children Leo, Mia and Abby Rue of Seattle, W.A.; Krista Mingo and her children Tyler and Samantha of Niantic. He is also survived by two brothers, Richard Canova of Norwich and Lawrence Canova of Griswold, and was predeceased by a brother Albert Canova. He is also survived by many cousins, nephews and nieces. He was retired from a career of almost 40 years at the Electric Boat Company in Groton where he had been employed as a Rigger and Rigger Supervisor, directing complex construction of Navy submarines. After he retired, Warren volunteered for many years at CRIS Radio reading to the blind, winning Volunteer of the Year awards for his dedicated service. Warren loved to cook, exchange witty banter, entertain family and friends and spend time listening to great music, watch good movies, whistle and take long car rides. He was an incredible fly fisherman, avid marksman, and gifted dart thrower. A memorial service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic followed by interment in Old Stone Cemetery, Niantic. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Norwich Free Academy Art Department to the Steven Daryl Canova Scholarship Fund. The family would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Westerly Hospital for the compassionate care, support and kindness that they showed to Warren and to them over these last few months of his life.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Canova Family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Red was a good man and a good friend. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Mark Bassler - Groton, CT   December 10, 2017

Sorry to hear Red passing may be rest in peace

Posted by Don Allen - WESTERLY, RI   November 15, 2017

Bob & Carol
We are sad to hear of the loss of your father. God bless.
Doreene & Bill dwyer

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017

We are so sorry for the loss of your dad, Bobby. He was a great man. Our love, prayers, and sympathies go out to you and your family. You all are in our thoughts and prayers often. Love always Scott, Colby, Emma and Keri Lewis

Posted by Scott, Colby, Emma, Keri Lewis - Moosup, CT   November 12, 2017

To the Canova family,

Please accept our deepest sympathies. May all your thoughts be filled with warm and loving memories at this most difficult time.

Posted by David & Sharon Pacheco - Oldsmar, FL   November 10, 2017

Bob and the Canova family,
It was just the other day when I called and asked about your dad, knowing he was in the hospital. I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything, do not hesitate to call me. May he rest in peace with the Lord.

Posted by Walter & Gail Sheldon Jr. - Pawcatuck, CT   November 10, 2017

Carol and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Steve and Maura Faulise - Griswold, CT   November 10, 2017

To the Canova Family,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sad time. Keep your memories close as they will get you through the rough times.

Posted by Joanne Basile - Westerly, RI   November 10, 2017

To the Canova family:
You all have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad,grandfather,uncle. He was a good man with all kind of stories that would make us laugh.
Loved going to breakfast with him and Rich and hearing his stories. Rip Uncle Warren you will be missed. Love Cheryl

Posted by Cheryl Canova - Griswold, CT   November 10, 2017

So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Deepest sympathies

Posted by John &Peg Worobey - Cape Coral, FL   November 10, 2017

To the Canova Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. RIP Warren

Posted by Mark Ciliano - Old Saybrook, CT   November 10, 2017

Rest In Peace, Warren. You're with your lady love now. Trust that you're dancing with the angels...xoxoxo Lisa, Rob, Clara and Graham.

Posted by Lisa Rue - East Bridgewater, MA   November 09, 2017

You were a great person, always entertaining whether we were sitting around shooting the breeze or going out for breakfast or lunch, you will be deeply missed, until we meet again, love you Hoss..

Posted by Rich Canova - Griswold, CT   November 09, 2017