Helen (Breton) Cantone, 79, of Wethersfield, wife of the late Joseph A. Cantone, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Ellis Manor, Hartford.
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Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mary Louise (LaPierre) Breton and lived in Wethersfield since 1965. She was a longtime faithful communicant of St. Luke Parish in Hartford, serving as parish secretary for 37 years and was a member of St. Luke Parish Council. Helen helped with every committee and organization, was in the St. Luke choir and served as a lector. She also belonged to the Rosary Society, St. Theresa Society at Sacred Heart Church, and the Young Italian Club. Helen was the recipient of the St. Joseph's Medal of Appreciation Award from the Archdiocese of Hartford in 2009.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and is survived by two sons, Joseph, and his wife, Sandra, of Hebron, and David, and his partner, Cathyjean, of East Berlin; three brothers, Harvey Breton, and his wife, Pauline, of Florida, John Breton, and his wife, Carole, of Connecticut, and Andrew Breton, and his wife, Gloria, of Connecticut; three sisters, Mary Calbi of Florida, Carmel Bolles, and her husband, Eddy, of Connecticut, and Anne Vasquez of California; five cherished grandchildren, Joseph Jr., Amber, David, Jessica, and Samantha; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her infant children, a son, Jeffrey Allan, and a daughter, Ashley; and her brother and sister-in-law, August Breton, and his wife, Jennie; as well as two brothers-in-law, Frank Calbi and Rene Vasquez.
The funeral will begin at 9:15 a.m. on Friday from the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Luke Church, 66 Bolton St., Hartford. Entombment will be in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the D'Esopo Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Church or to My Father's House, 39 N. Moodus Road, Moodus, CT 06469.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from Oct. 10 to Oct. 14, 2012