James A. Cantelo, 68

James A. Cantelo

WEST PARIS — James A. Cantelo, 68, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 at the Ledgeview Living Center.

He was born in Rumford on Aug. 8, 1944, a 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 of Bath, Christle Cantelo Alexander of Rumford and Jessica Cantelo of Bridgton; a son, James Cantelo Jr. of Dixfield; a sister, Barbara Greenwood of Mechanic Falls; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at www.meaderandson.com

A celebration of his life will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the VFW Hall, Waldo Street, 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 04221, in his memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Meader & Son Funeral Home, 3 Franklin Street, Rumford.

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