Shelby – Josephine Avaltroni Cannon, 88, of Shelby, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Desoto Health Care in Southaven. Rosary will be at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shelby. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Mary’s Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Scott Thomas officiating. Interment will be in Shelby Cemetery.
Josephine was born on Feb. 7, 1930, to TJ and Ida Avaltroni, in Cleveland. On July 17, 1950, she married Kenneth Dean Cannon Sr. in Shelby. Josephine was the salutatorian of the Shelby High School class of 1948. For 25 years, she worked at Oak Grove Retirement Home as a certified dietician. Josephine was well known for her famous meatballs and lasagna that she made. She was a Eucharistic minister and reader at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelby.
She is preceded in death by husband, Kenneth Cannon Sr.; a son, Paul Daniel Cannon; and her parents, Tillio John “TJ” Avaltroni and Ida Pettinari Avaltroni.
Josephine is survived by her children, Kenneth Cannon, Jr. (Angela), of The Colony, Texas, David Cannon (Melinda), of Flowood, Tim Cannon, of McKinney, Texas, Randy Cannon (Dianne), of Olive Branch, and Cheryl Sneed (Wayne), of Farmersville, Texas; grandchildren, Kenny Cannon, Jason Cannon, Daniel Cannon, Brett Cannon, Josie Weisenberger, Kimberly Perez, Jenny Keith, Blake Cannon, Jeff Cannon, Ryan Harrington, Meagan Moakes, Jenna Capps, and Philip Sneed; and great grandchildren, Zane Cannon, Maddox Cannon, Jacob Cannon, Ella Cannon, Gavin Perez, Haley Perez, Rose Keith, Juliet Cannon, Noah Cannon, Mary Grace Cannon, Kyleigh Capps, Bailey Capps, Cambrie Capps, Caden Harrington, Cole Sneed, and Emilee Sneed.
Pallbearers will be Peter Rocconi, Mike McAdory, Daniel Cannon, Blake Cannon, Jeff Cannon, Randy Keith, Scott Moakes, and Jody Rocconi. Honorary pallbearers will be Albert Rocconi, Jr., David Rocconi, Tommy Rocconi, Kenny Cannon, Brett Cannon, and Jason Cannon.
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