EMILIO E.J. CANTOU Emilio "E.J." Cantou passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on the morning of January 12, 2014. E.J. was born in Raton on October 22, 1922 to Elizabeth (Rains) and Emilio Joseph Cantou, Sr. He grew up in Raton, Wagon Mound, and Santa Fe and attended Santa Fe High School. E.J. enlisted in the Army while still in high school and served in the US Army in World War II, including service in France and Germany. He enjoyed a long career at the New Mexico State Highway Department, including working as a planning supervisor. Upon his retirement, E.J. and his wife Cecilia enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and spending time with their family. He is preceded in death by his parents, as well his sisters Mary (Pacheco), Amelia (Romero), his brother Frankie, and two sisters who died in infancy, Eusebia, and Evangeline. E.J. is survived by his wife of 66 years, Cecilia (Lovato), his daughters Cynthia Cantou Clarke (Marvin) and Yolanda Ogden, his grandson Matt Cantou Clarke (Steph), his great-grandsons Spencer and Duncan Clarke, and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi at 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 21, 2014 with Interment at the Santa Fe National Cemetery immediately afterwards. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900