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Ralph J. Canina Jr.

d. February 4, 2024

Ralph J. Canina Jr.

Canina, Ralph J., Jr. of South Yarmouth, formerly of Weymouth, passed away on February 4, 2024 surrounded by his family. He was 71.

Born in Cambridge in 1952, he was the firstborn son to the later Ralph Sr. and Winifred (Brennan) Canina.

Loving husband to Kathleene A. (Lynch) Canina of South Yarmouth. Cherished father to Melissa Canina of Weymouth, Michael Canina and his wife Katie of Duxbury, Brian Canina and his wife Sarah of Longmeadow, and Stephen Canina and his wife Katie of Plainville. Grandfather to Michael Benjamin, Hannah, Aidan, Addison, Lucy, Jack, and Brady. Brother of Jeanne Canina Tedrow and her husband Jim of Raleigh NC, Joseph Canina and his wife Susan of South Yarmouth, Susan Canina and her husband Bill Craig of Placentia CA, Joanne Canina and her spouse Jo McCall of Carolina Shores NC, James Canina and his wife Stacy DeCoster of Cary NC, and the late Walter Canina. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to the Funeral Mass in St. Jerome’s Church, Weymouth at 10:30 AM on March 23.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Ralph to support the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  Online gifts may be made here:

To contribute by check, please write “Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer” and “Ralph J. Canina” in the memo line, and send to:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Division of Philanthropy & The Jimmy Fund

10 Brookline Place West, 6th Fl

Brookline, MA 02445

Or to

Beaverbrook, STEP, Inc. 85 Main St. Watertown MA, 02472 or go online to: and specify Quirk St. House

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ralph J. Canina Jr., please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

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