JoAnn Cann

April 14th, 2016

JoAnn Cann (D’Alelio), age 74, of Port Orange, FL, formerly of Wilmington, died peacefully on April 5, 2016.

JoAnn was born November 13, 1941, in Idaho; she was the dear daughter of the late Michael and Thora D’Alelio. JoAnn lived in Idaho for a few years before her family moved to Massachusetts and settled in East Boston. As a teenager, JoAnn moved to Wilmington where she was raised and educated; living the majority of her life before retiring to Port Orange, Florida 18 years ago.

JoAnn was very dedicated to her family and her love for them unconditional. She cherished her role as “Grand Mama”; her grandchildren were such a bright spot in her life and she was so proud of each and every one of them.

JoAnn was also known to be an amazing cook and everyone looked forward to going to her house for dinners and holidays. JoAnn was also an avid gardener who had quite a green thumb and a fashionista who took much pride in her appearance as well as her children’s.

American Indian Heritage was always a source of pride for JoAnn. She also had a fascination for fairy’s that was shared with her family and friends and she enjoyed showering her grandchildren with fairy dust to heal everything.

JoAnn will be fondly remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and a true friend to many; she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

JoAnn was the beloved wife of Richard Cann, devoted mother of Michael Micalizzi & wife Dawne, Mark Micalizzi & companion Janice Lapham, Michelle Hooper & husband George, and Richard Cann & fiancé Cheryl Randall all of Wilmington, Rick Cann & wife Norma and Ron Cann & wife Anne all of Billerica. Loving “Grand Mama” of Michael, Ashley, George, Julianne, Sheree, James, Kaitlyn, Carley, Erin, Sean, Alisha, Marissa, and great-grandsons Dylan and Jacob. Cherished daughter of the late Michael and Thora D’Alelio, dear sister of Jenny-Lee Miller of Maine, Michael D’Alelio & wife Bernie of Alaska, the late Jimmy, Glen, Reynold, Norma, and Virginia. JoAnn is also survived by her former husband Anthony Micalizzi as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home,187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Saturday, May 7th for Visitation from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers donations in JoAnn’s memory may be made to House of Hope, 812 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01854 or the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “JoAnn Cann”

  1. Kim Cullivan Baron says:

    HI.I am very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately i have to work Saturday or i would have attended. You’re mom was a great lady! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Linda Fullerton says:

    I’m sorry about your loss,Joanne was a wonderful woman

  3. Michael Abbott says:

    So sorry for your loss JoAnn was a nice lady

  4. Andrea photopoulos Costello says:

    I have lots of great memories of Joanne. My heart breaks for her family. You are all in my thoughts.

  5. Lisa and Michael Bozzella says:

    Mike, Dawn, Ashley and Mike,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss.
    Keeping you all in our thoughts and heart.
    Lisa and Michael Bozzella

  6. Mike Duggan says:

    Dick, Mike, Mark and family,
    So sorry to hear about your wife/mom. She was a very sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


  7. Liz Cann says:

    I have many happy memories of Jo-Anne. I wish Sheree and I could be there to say farewell, our thoughts will be with you on Saturday. Sending love and strength to you all. Love always Liz and Sheree Bonnie Scotland xxxxx

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