Obituary: John B. Candito

John B. Candito, at 94
John B. Candito, of Hull, died Jan. 1. He was 94.
Mr. Candito was born and raised in Hingham and, after marrying his wife Mary, moved to Hull in 1951. In his younger years, he worked for Cronin Farm Diary in Weymouth and then became head custodian at the Memorial School in Hull. He was quite the handyman and enjoyed being a craftsman. He was known for his woodworking, especially his skill at making dollhouses and model ships. Mr. Candito enjoyed reading and keeping up with current events and politics. He also enjoyed sitting on his porch in Hull and watching the bay. He was fiercely loyal, highly religious, and loved his family deeply. After retirement, Mr. Candito became blind. Despite this setback, he persevered. He will be remembered for his hard-working and fun-loving personality. 
He was the loving husband of the late Mary E. (Slattery) and the cherished father of Tony Candito and his wife, Carol, of Fort Myers, Fla., and Bob Candito and his late wife, Kathryn, of Houston. He was Grandpa to Kara, Bryan, and Kristina; great Grandpa to Giacomo; and also leaves his “adopted son,” Michael Dunphy, and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday, 2-6 p.m., at Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., Hingham. A Celebration of Life service will be held in the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. on Monday prior to the funeral Mass at St. Ann’s Church, Hull, at 10 a.m. Burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery, Hingham, will follow.
Please consider donations in memory of John Candito to Perkins School for the Blind, c/o Perkins Trust, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472.