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Peter Franz Kannler
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions in Peters name be made to
  • The Kiley and Hannah Kannler Educational Fund
    c/o Chelsea Employees Federal Credit Union
    500 Broadway
    Chelsea, MA 02150

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“We are deeply sorry for your loss of your Son Peter and God be with youMr. & Mrs. Gerald Magliozzi ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: Gerald & Liz Magliozzi - MA

“Thinking of you and your family today and each day we dedicate our lives to fire and life safety education. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: David & Lisa Evans - West Newbury, MA

“I am sending my condolences. I am sure you miss your dear loved one very much. My heart goes out to you at this time and the days ahead. May special...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“My family and I are so very sorry for your loss. Pete was my partner at Atlantic Ambulance. It was a pleasure to not only work with him but also...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: SEan Alley - Sarasota, FL

“I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I may not have seen Peter in years, but I remember him fondly as a little classmate of my daughter's at the...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Chris Sacco - Wakefield, MA

“So very sorry for your loss. Pete was such a nice guy and very dedicated to his work. Please accept my deepest condolences. May his memory be eternal...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Elaine Tilly - Woburn, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have been keeping Peter in my thoughts and I will continue to keep him in my thoughts, as well as your family. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: Lori-Anne Malonson - Peabody

“Very Sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Steve Jankins - Hampton, NH

“My deepest sympathy to the Kannler family. May you draw strength from God to cope during this time of loss. ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: 1 Peter 5:10

“I am so very sad of YOUR LOSS, MY HUSBAND MARK LEE KNEW PETER WELL AS DID ALL THE DEPARTMENT....YOUR LOSS IS FELT BY MANY, NOT JUST HIS BROTHERHOOD,...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Therese' pronounced (TEREZ) Lee - MA

“Dear Michelle,I wanted to pass on my sincere condolences on your husband, Perter's, passing. Although I am not able to travel to pass on my respects...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Susan Murphy - Brentwood, NH

“An incredible person, an incredible loss. Jeanne and Frank Tucci ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Jeanne Tucci - Salem, NH - Family

“My deepest condolences to the family and his extended family....I did not have the pleasure of really knowing Peter but just knowing what he...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Annette Snyderman - MA

“My sincere condolences to Peter's family. May he rest in peace. (I am a friend of Peter's father-in-law Jim) ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: Richard Correggio - Revere, MA

“I'm so sorry for your loss. Pete was a funny guy. I don't remember a time he wasn't smiling. Even after a bad job, Pete could make every one laugh. -...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Stefanie Berg - MA - Coworker

“Rest In Peace Pete. ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: John Kennedy - Auburn, MA

“Ww don't know you, Michelle, but our daughter Kori is a friend of your dear Mom's, and she has told us about you and your darling and oh-so-beloved...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Dianne Carter - The Villages, FL

“We never had the honor of meeting Peter but we feel as though we have known him through all the wonderful family stories and memories his Aunt Sue...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Debbie Benedetto - Wakefield, MA

“My condolences to Michelle, the girls and Pete's entire family. So sorry for yourloss. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Marty Miraglia - Derry, NH

“My sincere condolences to the entire family. Pete was an incredible instructor and an even better firefighter. I learned a lot from him. My he rest...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Neil Bergeron - Searsmont, ME

“Your dedication to the fire service will not be forgotten. There are hundreds of firefighters protecting the commonwealth because of the knowledge...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Chris Smith - Wareham, MA

“I did not know him, but want to say thanks for his service to the City of Chelsea. Wishing his wife, children and family the best. My deepest...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Lou Yurko - Chelsea, MA

“Thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time may Peter rest in peace he was a fellow coworker of mine at the mass fire...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Paul Pavone - Shrewsburyma, MA

“Malden Police Retired I did not know Peter Kannler but he belonged to our family of Police & FireGod Bless this Warrior and I thank him for his...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Ed Graffam - Saugus, MA

“Deepest Condolences from all at Lynn Ma. Fire ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Jim McDonald - Lynn, MA

“Pat n Gunther n family, I am deeply saddened to read of your sons passing at such a young age. Know you are in my thoughts n prayers these days. ”
26 of 27 | Posted by: Anne Decubellis - Woburn, MA

“Peace and pain free after a galant fight to the end. Lockets of love given and received from one awesome DAD and husband. Be ever watchful as we know...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Barbara Raymond - South Hamilton, MA


KANNLER, Peter F. Chelsea Fire Department-In the Line of Duty- Of Townsend, formerly of Wakefield, September 3rd. Devoted husband for 8 years to Michelle (Raymond). Beloved father of Kiley Anne and Hannah Beth. Loving son of Gunther and Patricia (Noseworthy) Kannler of Wakefield. Dear son-in-law of Jim Raymond and his wife Christine of Belmont and Maureen Murray of Arlington. Loving brother of Christine Kannler and her husband Jarrett Rushmore of Harvard and Kathleen Kannler and her husband Rob Kottmeier of Virginia. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral Service in the Woodlawn Cemetery Chapel, 302 Elm Street, Everett on Friday, September 9th at 11 AM. (Those attending please go directly to the Chapel) Visiting Hours will be held in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Thursday, September 8th from 4-8 PM Committal Services are private. Expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers may be made to the Kiley and Hannah Educational Fund, c/o Chelsea Employees Federal Credit Union, Chelsea City Hall, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Born in Melrose 37 years ago, Peter passed away at the Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill after an courageous battle with cancer. Born in Melrose and raised in Wakefield, Peter was a graduate of Austin Prep Class of 1998 and furthered his education at Anna Maria College attaining a bachelors degree in Fire Science with the Class of 2011. Originally a firefighter with the Westwood Fire Department, 8 years ago he was a transfer to the Chelsea Fire Department were he was assigned to Engine 2, housed at Central Station in Fay Square. Devoted to his wife, 2 girls and family, when he was not working at the station he was an instructor at the Massachusetts Fire Academy as well as the coordinator and representative for Chelsea for the Urban Area Security Initiative as a specialist in Rescue and Training and Hazmat Tech.