Theresa S. "Terry" Cantarella

theresa cantarella

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!”


Memorial Mass: March 27, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

St. Monica's Catholic Church
DULUTH, 30097


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  1. Doris, Rob & family we send our deepest condolences. We loved your sweet Mom very much. She was truly amazing & have so many great memories.
    Terry had a great life & truly the best family ever she will truly be missed & was loved by all that knew her.
    We feel very blessed that we could be part of Terry’s wonderful 90th birthday celebration. Cherished memories for sure.
    God Bless we love you all
    Hugs & Prayers
    Rest In Peace Ms Terry.
    Love Erin, Larry, Justin, Codyman & Chums

  2. CandleImageDoris, Rob and all of Terry’s family,

    What a beautiful person you have been blessed with as a mother, grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. Terry was a delight and always shared her grace and love.

    We offer our deepest condolences to all of you. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  3. Dear Doris Rob Kathryn & family
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing
    Of your beautiful mom !! What an amazing life she had !!! I will always remember how beautiful she was every time we met ! So friendly and warm
    Lauren has many memories of Kathryns
    Grandma over the years ! We loved all the beautiful pictures of her 90th birthday celebration! Our prayers and thoughts are with you all! May she Rest In Peace with her loving husband and Cathleen ! ????????????????????????????????❤️❤️

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