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Maria J. (Lopez) Cantino

Family & friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, January  26th, 2015 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Maria J. (Lopez) Cantino, who died on Monday, January  20th at the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital of Bedford, following a long illness, at 90 years.  A funeral mass will follow the visitation at the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m., followed by entombment in the Woodlawn Community Mausoleum (Versailles Building), Everett.  Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on November 28th, 1924. She was raised & educated in Puerto Rico & later went to Nursing School there. Maria became a Registered Nurse. She entered the United States Army in April of 1949  & served until June of 1953,  rising to the rank of Captain.  During her time in the service, she met & fell in love with a handsome  soldier with the U.S. Army & were wed in February of 1954. She & Armando S. Cantino, returned to her native home of   Santurce, Puerto Rico, where they would spend the majority of their lives until coming to Revere, MA in 2008.  The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past February.  Besides her beloved husband of 60 years, Armando Salvatore  Cantino, She is the devoted sister in law of Anthony P. Cantino of Revere & the late: Carmela J. Caputo & Philip Cantino.  She is the dear aunt of Angela J. Tabb & her husband Robert, Joseph A. Caputo, Jr. & his wife Mary-Lou, Camille M. Punch & her husband William A., & Joanne T. Caputo-Carfagna & her husband Alfred.  She is the cherished grand-aunt of Denise Tarro, Jeffrey Tarro & his wife Michele, Devon Punch & her husband Matthew Smith, & Anthony J. Caputo. She is also lovingly survived by 3 great-grand-nieces, Chelsey, Gianna, & Ciara.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Fund at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, January 26th, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, January 26th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Entombment

In the Woodlawn Community Mausoleum (Versailles Building), Everett.

 In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Patients’ Activities Fund at E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Rd., Bedford, MA 01730.

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  1. Elda
    Jan 26 2015

    My deepest condolences to the Cantino family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises us that He will soon cease all death and suffering.

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