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James A. Cantelo
WEST PARIS -- James A. Cantelo, 68, died on January 23, 2013 at the Ledgeview Living Center in West Paris.
Born in Rumford, Maine on August 8, 1944, he was son of Nelson and Lena Mary (Chayer) Cantelo. He attended Rumford Schools. He owned and operated Jim’s Carpet Barn in Mexico for many years until his retirement. Jim was a member of the Exiles Motorcycle Club and was a former member of Rumford Falls Aerie #1248, FOE.
Survivors include three daughters, Julie Lothrop and her husband, Michael Sparrow of Bath, Christle Cantelo Alexander of Rumford, and Jessica Cantelo of Bridgton; a son, James Cantelo, Jr. and his wife, Heidi of Dixfield; a sister, Barbara Greenwood and husband, Al of Mechanic Falls; grandchildren, Rosemary Hart and husband, David of Rumford, Karisten Lothrop of Rumford, Michaela Lothrop of Bath, Danielle Bernard of Mexico, Kellie Jo Bernard of Rumford, Kyle Daigle and companion, Jasmine Brooks of Peru, Kristen Childs and companion, Cody Knox of Carthage, Cassidy Childs of Dixfield; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Ledgeview Living Center for their excellent care of Jim.
A celebration of his life will be celebrated from 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the VFW Hall on Waldo Street in Rumford. Interment in the spring will be in the Demeritt Cemetery, Peru. Those who desire may contribute to the River Valley Animal Advocacy, P.O. Box 628, Canton, ME in his memory.