June 30, 1948 ~ February 24, 2009
Born in: White Plains, NY,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
James Vincent Canty, of Asheville, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009. A native of White Plains, NY, Mr. Canty was a graduate of Milford Academy, Milford, CT, and Central Methodist College. Mr. Canty's professional career included counseling in mental health and social work with children, adults, and family services. As an ordained minister, the joy of his life was contributing to the spiritual needs of his beloved family, friends and community. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife Deirdre; daughters Nicole, Azur/d, and Tiffany; grandchildren Aaron, Alexandria, Tyrese, Roman, Imani, and Kenedi, of Missouri; mother-in-law Mildred Wiggins, brothers-in-law, Vernon Jr. and Roger; sister-in-law, Pamela Telford and husband David; nieces, Paige Byrd and Danielle Telford; close friends, Charles Bentley and Vern Gaskins of New Haven, CT and Mark Brewer of Hickory, NC. Funeral services for Mr. Canty will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Violet Hill Cemetery. The register may be signed from 12:00 noon until 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.