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Your Silent Neighbors

Take a tour through the past with “Your Silent Neighbors", which introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past.

Readers are encouraged to visit these grave sites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today. Any suggestions, questions, or corrections should be addressed to Deputy Town Historian David Leff at onktaadn@comcast.net.

Choose a name from the list to begin your journey into Canton's Past:


11/15/2020 - Alice M. Waddy

YOUR SILENT NEIGHBORS, Alice M. Waddy, Nurse   

Born and schooled in Collinsville, Alice Waddy (1914-1996) served as a nurse in the office of Dr. Edward Diters for many years until her retirement in 1976.  Her father was a roller for the Collins Company. 

Devoted to her brother, Percy, they were inseparable companions until his death in 1992.  They lived together for many years at 157 Main Street, at the top of the hill.  The house was at first owned by the Collins Company, and eventually sold to them.  Percy, a bookkeeper and paymaster for Collins, was one of a succession of employees who lived in the building, once a schoolhouse near the dam. 

Late in life Waddy moved to 81 Dowd Avenue.  She died at the McLean Home in Simsbury. 

Alice was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and her funeral was held at the Vincent Funeral Home with Reverend Richard J. Simeone officiating. 

Alice M. Waddy is buried in Dyer Cemetery, Canton, near her brother and not far from Dr. Diters 

“Your Silent Neighbors” introduces readers to people out of Canton’s past.  It will appear on or about first and fifteenth of each month.  Readers are encouraged to visit these gravesites and pay their respects to the people who have helped make our community what it is today.  Any suggestions, questions, or corrections are welcome and should be addressed to Deputy Town Historian David Leff at onktaadn@comcast.net 





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Kathleen Taylor
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