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“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...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Mark Bassler - Groton, CT

“Sorry to hear Red passing may be rest in peace ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Don Allen - WESTERLY, RI

“Bob & CarolWe are sad to hear of the loss of your father. God bless.Doreene & Bill dwyer ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Scott, Colby, Emma, Keri Lewis - CT

“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. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: David & Sharon Pacheco - Oldsmar, FL

“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...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Walter & Gail Sheldon Jr. - CT

“Carol and Family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Steve and Maura Faulise - CT

“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. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Joanne Basile - Westerly, RI

“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...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl Canova - Griswold, CT

“BobSo sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Deepest sympathies ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: John &Peg Worobey - Cape Coral, FL

“To the Canova Family,My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. RIP Warren ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Mark Ciliano - Old Saybrook, CT

“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. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Rue - East Bridgewater, MA

“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...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Rich Canova - Griswold, CT

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.

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