Waltham – June R. (Hayes) Cannistraro, of Waltham, died on January 29, 2021 at Mt. Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. She was 84 years old.
June was born in Waltham on November 6, 1936, the daughter of the late Henry and Rose (Vienneau) Hayes. She graduated from Saint Mary's High School and worked for a time at Raytheon before starting a family of her own. She was a lifelong Waltham resident and enjoyed walking her usual route of Main to Moody Streets where she would make it a point to stop and catch up with all of her friends along the way. She had a strong faith and was compassionate by nature, quietly helping anyone in need whenever possible.
She is survived by her children, Teresa Cannistraro (Christopher Feijo) of Warren, Rhode Island and Patrick Cannistraro (Mary O'Gorman Cannistraro) of Somerville; her grandchildren, Crystal Feijo, Aislinn Cannistraro and Ava Cannistraro; her siblings, Henry Hayes (Pauline) of Shrewsbury, Arlene Connelly of Waltham and David Hayes of New Hampshire; her sister-in-law Stephanie Hayes; her cousin and dear friend Barbara Sullivan and also leaves many nieces, nephews, cousins and their families.
She was the sister of the late Raymond Hayes and sister-in-law of the late Donald Connelly and Barbara Hayes.
Funeral services are private.
Memorial donations may be made to The American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 – a note from the funeral home pursuant to Governor Baker's recent order:
During times of uncertainty and crisis one might wonder what to do at the loss of a loved one or how to show support to a friend given the limitations that the pandemic continues to present.
Telephone your friend to offer words of love, support and a verbal hug, drop something delicious by the house, leave a condolence on the funeral home website, make a donation to their favored charity, send a card or flowers or have a Mass said, remain in touch, and above all else . . . say prayers for the deceased and their family and the world during this difficult and unprecedented time.
These simple gifts of sympathy and charity are more valuable than you will ever know.
When public wakes are held capacity limits mean that your visit to the venue where they are held should be brief to allow other guests time to say hello to the family. Only members of the immediate family remain present throughout.
It goes without saying that people who have lost someone are especially sensitive and understanding to the concerns that some of their own family members and friends may have about visiting any public places right now. If this does not feel like the right time for you to venture out please don't.
Space limitations also mean that funeral services inside the funeral home and in many places of worship will also be private. Most services, at the family's request, will also be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing. The link to access the channel is found at the bottom of the obituary notice online.
Cemetery services are included in the current outdoor gathering limit of twenty-five people.
During any events, public or private, common sense precautions prevail. That includes masks covering your nose and mouth, staying with your household group throughout the services and keeping a sensible distance. Thank you . . . again . . . for your patience and understanding.