Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home - South Braintree
845 Washington Street
South Braintree, MA 02184
(781) 843-1878


Obituary Condolences

CANTWELL, Gerald J. "Gerry" Of Braintree, formerly of Dorchester, passed away January 12, 2013 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of 45 years to Mary V. (Kenney) Cantwell. Loving father of Theresa M. "Terrie" Hayward and her husband Mark of Puerto Rico, Marie C. Cantwell and Anne M. Francis both of Stoughton. Son of the late Lawrence E. and Edna (Corrigan) Cantwell. Devoted brother of Mary E. Baker of Braintree and the late Lawrence E. Cantwell. Gerry was born in Boston, grew up in Dorchester and has lived in Braintree for the past 50 years. He was a long time communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church and former usher at church. He was a Power Staff Supervisor for Verizon where he had worked for 47 years. While working at Verizon he invented the "911" emergency calling system as well as several other innovation's. Reposing at the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., BRAINTREE, until 9:30 AM Thursday, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in St. Francis of Assisi Church, So. Braintree Sq. Relatives and frineds are respectfully invited attend. Visiting hours Wednesday 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, W. Roxbury. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made in his name to MSPCA-Angell, 350 South Huntington Ave., Boston MA 02130. For additional information, directions, or to leave a sympathy message, visit our websiteat

Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 14, 2013
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