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September 24, 1958 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 62)


CANTRELL, John M., of Coventry, RI,  passed away peacefully with family by his side on September 28, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island at the age of 62.

John is survived by his daughter Amanda Cantrell of Somerville, MA, his siblings Elizabeth Cantrell and Thomas Cantrell of Coventry, RI, his sister Ellen Cantrell of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL, and his parents Rosemary and James of Hernando Beach, FL.

John was born on September 24, 1958 in Erie, PA to Rosemary Cantrell (née McCormick) and James Cantrell.  He graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History.  John worked for Cox Communications for over 30 years, acting in multiple capacities.  John was a dedicated father, person of deep faith, lifelong learner, and lover of the outdoors.  He spent many days skiing, hiking, kayaking, and fishing throughout New England.  He was a committed fan of college sports and rooted for the Boston College Eagles.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 2, 2020 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. in the Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT, 2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd. (Rte.3), Coventry, with a  Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in SS. John & Paul Church, 341 South Main St., Coventry, RI, 02816. All are welcome to attend and celebrate John's life.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich.  Flowers are welcome or charitable contributions made in John’s honor to:  Unbound, PO Box 219114, Kansas City, MO 64121-9114,, would be appreciated.  

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October 2, 2020

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Iannotti Funeral Home at MAPLE ROOT
2000 Nooseneck Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816

Mass of Christian Burial
October 2, 2020

11:00 AM
Saints John & Paul Church, Coventry, RI

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