Published in the May 2, 2018 edition.

LYNNFIELD — Kevin M. Canty, 65, died Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Holy Name Hospital in Methuen. 

Born in Lynn on August 30, 1952, he was the son of the late Harold V. and Dorothy (Best) Canty.

Kevin was a lifelong resident of Lynnfield and was a graduate of Lynnfield High School, Class of 1970 and St. Anselm College in 1974. He was very active in Lynnfield athletics, having served as the freshmen basketball coach at Lynnfield High School for over 30 years. He was one of the founding members of the Lynnfield Junior Sports program. Kevin had also been a longtime basketball and soccer official. Most recently, he had been working as a supervisor at Arbella Insurance in Wakefield.

He was the beloved husband of Louanne (Croke) Canty. He was the loving father of Kevin M. Canty, Jr. and his wife Julie of Wakefield; Steven T. Canty of Peabody; Daniel J. Canty of Lynnfield; and Kimberly M. Canty of Pompano Beach, Fla. He was the brother of Henry F. Canty and wife Patricia of Seymour, Conn.; and the late Harold V. Canty Jr. He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Lincoln, London, and Brooklyn. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

His funeral was held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday, May 1, followed by a funeral Mass in Our Lady of Assumption Church, Salem St., Lynnfield. Visitation for relatives and friends was held at the funeral home on Monday, April 30.