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Honoring Joanne Cannon, longtime NALC activist and Bradenton, FL Branch 1753 President Emeritus

Joanne Cannon passed away on July 10, 2023. Sister Cannon started her career as a letter carrier in 1979 and retired in 2011. She was a member of Bradenton, FL Branch 1753, where she served as a president, vice president, secretary, trustee and shop steward. She was 67 years old.

Joanne’s father, Edward Sr. and two brothers, Edward Jr. and Robert, were also all members of Branch 1753, and her mother was a clerk for the post office.

Joanne was very committed to the NALC and Branch 1753. When asked to help, she never said no. If anyone had a question about the union, Joanne was there to provide an answer. She was regularly active in the legislative part of the union, working hand in hand with the NALC HQ legislative department for years on the Letter Carriers Political Fund and serving as a CDL, LCL and District 2 Chairperson for the Florida State Association (FSALC). Joanne was also involved with sending out “Santa letters” since 1983, and always helped with the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

NALC President Brian L. Renfroe, shared his admiration for Joanne’s service to her union brothers and sisters saying, “I am proud to have known and worked alongside Joanne. On behalf of the entire NALC, we mourn the loss of Sister Joanne Cannon and offer our condolences to her friends and family. We are grateful for her many years of service to her union. She will be greatly missed.”

FSALC President Al Friedman added, “You name it, she was a part of it. Joanne had a big heart, and we will all miss her very much.”