Pedro Cano
CANO, PEDRO M., 92, passed on January 14th at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Carlina Cano. Born in Bolivar Antioquia, Colombia, a son of the late Antonio and Adelina (Sanchez) Cano. He had been employed as a Chief Mechanic over 70 years in the Textile Industry before retiring. He was the first Colombian immigrant to Central Falls in 1964 and recruited other workers from Colombia to the Blackstone Valley area. He has received many awards and citation from numerous congressional and regional officials. Mayor David Cicilline declared August 19th the Pedro M. Cano Day in the City of Providence. He was an avid reader and storyteller, the movie "Telares" is a documentary that was made of his life in the textile industry. Besides his wife Carlina, he is survived by 7 daughters, Marina Alvarez and Alba Luz Hinestroza, both of Colombia, Olga Isaza and Martha Cano both of Pawtucket, Amparo Villanueva of North Providence, Margarita Cano of Central Falls and Anna Cano-Morales of North Providence, 4 sons, Rodrigo Cano of Colombia, Humberto Cano of Pawtucket, Juan G. Cano and Luis Cano, both of Central Falls, a brother, Luis Cano of Colombia, 32 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and a great -great grandson. He was the father of the late Pedro Cano Jr, Orlando Cano, Fernando Cano and Maria Elena Cano. His funeral will be held Thursday at 8:30am from the Keefe Funeral Home, Five Higginson Ave, Lincoln with a Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Spirit Parish, Dexter St., Central Falls at 10am. Relatives and friends are invited, calling hours will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8pm. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the International Charter School, 334 Pleasant St., Pawtucket RI 02860. For online condolences visit www.thekeefefuneralhome.com
Published by The Providence Journal on Jan. 16, 2012.
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To the Cano family,
Sorry for your troubles. May your fond memories of his life lessen your sadness in his passing.
Peace, JoAnn Boss and family
JoAnn Boss
January 20, 2012
his can fron bello antioqui hi work for fabricato textil compani and his brother luis is en colombia
Words, however kind,
can't mend your heartache: ,
but those who care and ,
share your loss wish you,
comfort and peace of mind.,
May you find strength,
in the love of family,
and in the warm embrace,
of friends.,
DIEGO JARAMILLO
January 20, 2012
Our prayers are with all of you.
maria cruz
January 19, 2012
Just wanted to let the Cano family in Pawtucket,Rhode Island that our prayers are with all of you in the lost of Don Pedro. He was a true friend to the Colombian community and a very dear friend to my dad Horacio. In fact I venture to say that Don Pedro was the reason my dad had a chance to come to the States back in the early seventy's and for that I'm very grateful.Don Pedro leaves behind a legacy of service and unselfishness,GOD bless him.
Luis Eduardo Tabares
January 18, 2012
Words may not heal the pain of losing someone so humble and as dear as Don Pedro Cano Sr. We know it's tragic and heartbreaking, but somethings in life one has to accept. In the journey of life some people leave a mark so deep that it becomes hard to forget them. Don Pedro Cano Sr.'s countless acts of a true a friend, his inspiring legacy and his undeniable humbleness is a great example of how he has impacted so many lives. Our most sincere condolences to the Cano Family for their loss and may you find strength in the faith of the Lord. On this day and always may God's blessings be with you.
Martha Tabares and Family
January 17, 2012
To Anna Cano-Morales and Family:

We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to you at this most difficult time. He lived a good long life. We know you and and your family will cherish all the wonderful memories you all shared together. May God's love surround you all and give you the peace and strength you need to get through this difficult time. God bless.

Love,
Amy and Cornel Young, Sr.
January 17, 2012
To the Cano family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Don Pedro's light will still burn in the hearts of all he touched. His legacy will forever be a blueprint in the history of RI and the Hispanic community.
Frances DaLomba
January 17, 2012
Words, however kind,
can't mend your heartache: ,
but those who care and ,
share your loss wish you,
comfort and peace of mind.,
May you find strength,
in the love of family,
and in the warm embrace,
of friends.,


Deepest Sympathy
Mildred Arciniegas
January 17, 2012
To Mrs. Angela Cano-Johnson: With deep sympathy for your great loss of an Icon! Thoughts and prayers are for your healing.
Aunt Mary Elliott
January 16, 2012
To Don Pedro's Family Condolence, Prayers and Comfort. Don Pedro's Memory will be remembered in a very special way by Gilberto and Lorraine Diaz
January 16, 2012
dear anna, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

dorinda montague
dorinda montague
January 16, 2012
Like this candle, the memories of our dear Mr. Pedro Cano, will light our community and our hearts forever.
betty bernal
January 16, 2012
My most sincere and deepest condolences to the entire admirable Cano Family on the separation from their beloved Don Pedro Cano Sr. May the Lord bless each one of you during this most difficult time of mourning, and be assure that Don Pedro has left many memories in our hearts and in our community with his most admirable and humble personality and legacy. RIP Don Pedro

Alba Luz Jaramillo and Family
Alba Luz Jaramillo
January 16, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Emilia Macedo
January 16, 2012
We join with so many others who knew Pedro Cano, Sr. in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his passing you can celebrate the end of a very long and productive life. The measure of a life well lived is measured through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. The outpouring of sympathy on his loss is an indication; you can proudly and confidently say that his indeed was a life well lived.

May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him.

In Sympathy,

Tomas & Eva Avila
Tomas & Eva Avila
January 16, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Carlos Diaz
January 16, 2012
My deepest condolences to the Cano Family on the departure of Don Pedro Cano Sr. and the Lord's blessings as they mourned such an iconic man and leader in their family and our community. RIP Don Pedro Cano, Sr.
Tomas Avila
Tomas Avila
January 16, 2012
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