Thomas E. McCann Jr.

Date of Passing:

August 13, 2022

McCann, Thomas E. Jr. 87, of Legion Way, Riverside, died unexpectedly on August 13, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Claire M. (Coelho) McCann.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Thomas E. McCann Sr. and Bernice (Hardesty) Lessard, he lived in East Providence for 61 years.

Mr. McCann was a driver salesman for My Bread Baking Company for 35 years.

Thomas was a graduate of Barrington High School Class of 1952 and attended the University of Rhode Island. He enjoyed photography, reading and golfing.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas E. “Tim” McCann III and his wife Carlene Casciano-McCann of Greenville and Mark R. McCann of Riverside and a granddaughter, Lindsay McCann of Greenville.

A private Burial will be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Thomas’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman Street #306, Providence, RI 02906 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Dear Mark,

    Tom and I were classmates and it was a distinct pleasure to have known him along with Rudy while attending Perry Junior High. I was sorry to learn of his passing. I wish to extend my condolences to you and your family…so hard for you. Tom and I were recipients of the Senator Anthony Medal, as well as attended the class dance together. It was held in the afternoon in the school gym walking to and from my home. Bless all of you during this sad time.

  2. Tommy was my best friend from second grade at Ralph Street School until he moved to Barrington in tenth grade, when we were at Mount Pleasant High School. We lost touch after he went to URI and I went to Brown, but that’s what happens in life. Great guy, good friend, and I’ve missed him for many years.

  3. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing Mark. You must be going through so much right now. Please know I’m a phone call away if you need anything

  4. Mark, Words cannot express my deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. You were an amazing son to your Dad.

  5. Tim and Mark,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Love from your old neighbor on Fifth St.
    Patricia Braza Riendeau

  6. Mark,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories bring you some peace. You remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. McCann family,

    On behalf of myself and the entire graduating Class of EPHS 1979, we are expressing our deepest sympathy and condolences to you all. I’m sure he will be sadly missed by everyone.

  8. My heartfelt condolences during this difficult time for my friend Mark and his family. May your dad be at peace and may you all find comfort as you celebrate his life. ?❤️‍?☦️

  9. I’m saddened by your loss.

  10. With deep love and friendship I am sharing in your sorrow. It is hard to carry on in life without the love of both parents, I have known that for many years now. Thankfully you have a sibling to continue that family bond. And I will always be here for you, too.

  11. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. to the mccann family i worked with your dad for many years at sunbeam and enjoyed many retiree breakfasts with him a true gentleman so sorry for your loss

  13. Mark,

    So sorry to read of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories help ease your pain during this time

  14. In this difficult time, I’m hoping you are comforted by all the memories you have. I am sorry for your loss.

  15. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Mark and Tim . I loved your dad. He always was so nice . I was on his bread route in Warwick and saw him often in later years on the bike path taking photos What a great guy and nature photographer1 My thoughts and prayer are with you both .RIP Tom

  16. Tim, Mark, Carlene and Lindsay,
    Wishing you all peace and comfort at this most difficult time. May you always be uplifted by the memories of many happy and humorous times with your father and grandfather. Sending a big hug, deepest sympathy and love, John and Yvette

  17. Mark & Tim our deepest sympathy to both you and the rest of your family. He was a nice man.

  18. Mark, I am so sorry about your Dad’s passing. I am sending my sincere condolences to you and your family and will continue to pray for you during this very difficult time.

  19. Our deepest sympathy to Mark and family. Hoping the many wonderful memories of your dad bring you peace and comfort in the time to come.

  20. To Tim and family,
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your father.

  21. I am so sorry. My heart is with you. If you need anything let me know

  22. So sorry for your loss Mark. You are in my thoughts.

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