James A. Cantelo


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

He was born in Rumford, 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 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 and 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.

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