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John E. McCann, city lawyer who helped plan annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

John E. McCann, city lawyer who helped plan annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

John E. McCann, a retired Baltimore estates and trusts attorney who reveled in his Irish heritage, died Friday of a heart attack at his Lutherville home. He was 83.

"John was the quintessential Irishman," said his former law partner, Donald F. Burke, who now is associated with the law firm of Semmes Bowen & Semmes.

"He marched in the St. Patrick's Day Parade for years, and he was very proud of that as he was his Irish heritage. That was a very important part of who John was," Mr. Burke said.

One of seven children, John Edward McCann was born in Baltimore. the son of James Edward McCann, a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad benefits director, and...

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