February 16, 1931 ~ February 23, 2021
Born in: Kingston, New York
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Theresa “Terry” Sonia Cantarella- Theresa was born in Kingston New York on February 16 th 1931
and peacefully passed away on February 23rd 2021.
Theresa was the youngest born to Frank and Mary (Bruno) Mazzuca and grew up in the Bronx, New
York. While growing up in the Bronx she met the love of her life of 63 years, John Cantarella, who
preceded her in death.
Theresa and John married on May 7 th 1950 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in the Bronx.
They welcomed daughters Cathleen (preceded Theresa in death) and Doris Ann. They went on to have
many successful pizza restaurants in the New York area. They decided it was time to retire and moved to
Georgia with their daughter Doris Ann and her family. Theresa enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren
and getting to travel with John. Soon all the family joined them in Georgia and she enjoyed spending
time with her grandkids and great grandchildren. Theresa loved to Gamble and loved taking trips to the
beach. She loved to cook for her family and having them all together. Her family was her greatest
blessing. In her later years, she enjoyed spending time with Helen and Kathy Fleming, and her shopping
trips with them.
She is survived by her beloved daughter Doris Ann Fleming and Her Husband Rob, Son in Law Barney
Matheson. Grandchildren Vanessa DiGiacomo, Jennifer Matheson, Bryan and Joanna Matheson, Kelly
and Chris Banham, Danny and Becky Fleming, and Kathryn Fleming. Great Grandchildren Andrew
Matheson, Danielle, Gina, Nicholas, and Dean DiGiacomo, Kylee, Isabella, Addisyn, and Brody Matheson,
and Jackson, Connor, and Caroline Banham. Also is survived by her Best Friend and Sister Lena Orza and
several nieces and nephews.
A Mass at St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Duluth, Georgia will be Saturday March 27 th at 11AM to
celebrate Theresa’s Life
In Lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to St. Monica’s Catholic Church in her
name or to The Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
“A heart of steel has stopped beating, 2 shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove, he only
takes the best!”