Mary L. Cantwell
November 26, 1923 - September 20, 2019
Wednesday, September 25, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville
Thursday, September 26, 11:00 AM
St. Gaspar Catholic Church, 10871 N. State Road 9, Rome City
Mary Louise Cantwell, 95, of Avilla and formerly of Rome City died Friday, September 20, 2019, at 11:20 p.m. at Presence Sacred Heart Home, Avilla.
She was born November 26, 1923, in Fort Wayne, to Stephen F. and Eileen E. (Loos) DeWald.
On January 7, 1950, in Fort Wayne she married Howard C. Cantwell. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2000.
Mrs. Cantwell was a homemaker.
She honorably served in the U.S. Navy WAVES during World War II.
She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City; the Rome City American Legion Post 381, where she was a past commander; and the Kendallville VFW Post 2749, Auxiliary.
Surviving are two daughters, Susan Cantwell of Naples, Florida and Annette (Gary) Leis of LaOtto; four sons, John (Sandi) Cantwell of Bloomington, Daniel (Mary Jill) Cantwell of Auburn, Howard (Barbara) Cantwell of Fort Wayne, and Timothy (Patricia) Cantwell of Kendallville; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, George (Martha) DeWald of Rome City.
She was also preceded in death by a grandson, John C. “Bo” Cantwell, Jr.; a sister, Katherine Blichert; and a brother, Stephen DeWald.
Funeral services will be Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City with Fr. Osman Ramos officiating. Burial will be in St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery.
Calling is Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.
Preferred memorials are to Masses at the church.
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We always enjoyed spending time with Mary and our dad, Bud Gildea on Sylvan Lake. She was so sweet and made you feel special. Rest In Peace Mary.
We are very sorry to hear about Mary. She was a very special lady, and she will be missed immensely. Sending prayers and all our love.
The Gildeas thought the world of Mary. She and Bud, my father-in-law, enjoyed their later years together and had so much fun. She was a lovely lady.
We're sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. A wonderful lady. So glad I knew her at Sylvan Lake.
Ann so sorry to hear about your Mom, my papers are with you and your family. Love and Prayers. Kathy 🙏🙏