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Frank J. Cantieri

April 24, 2018
Emmetsburg News

Frank J. Cantieri, of Emmetsburg died Friday, April 20, 2018 at PARC?Hall in Emmetsburg, IA, at the age of 91. Frank chose to donate his body to the Osteopathic University in Des Moines, where he will contribute to medical research and education. A memorial service will be held at a later date with final committal being at St. John's Catholic Cemetery.

Frank J. Cantieri, the son of Maria and Federigo Cantieri, was born on November 2, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. He received his education at St. Mel, Quigley and St. Mary of the Lake Seminary where he earned his doctorate. Frank was ordained May 1, 1953 for the Archdiocese of Chicago where he served as associate pastor and Pastor of Annunciation parish. He served as counselor and spiritual director of the cursillo movement until his resignation.

Frank was employed by Employee Development Institute, Weber Grill Company and Florida Power and Light to set up Resource Development Departments and conduct Management Training Seminars. He traveled to West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania to train coal miners and their management teams.

On February 23, 1974 Frank married Patricia Kunz. They resided in Chicago, Wheeling, Illinois, Miami Lakes, Florida and Hobe Sound, Florida. Frank retired from Florida Power and Light Nuclear Division in 1993 to enjoy golf, travel and family visits. He was an avid reader and supporter of the Chicago Cubs, Bulls and Bears. He volunteered for Hospice of Martin County and Meals on Wheels.

Frank traveled around the world and returned to Italy many times to visit aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved his devoted wife of forty four years, family, friends and church. His evening and morning prayers included all of them and he kept in touch with classmates and friends through phone calls and Christmas cards.

He was preceded by his parents; a sister, Lena Costanza; and sister-in-law, Georgia Cantieri.

He is survived by his wife, Pat of Emmetsburg, Iowa; his brother, Al Cantieri; seventy nieces, nephews, spouses and their children.

Arrangements by

Martin-Mattice Funeral Home




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