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Kristen A. Canto
LITTLE COMPTON - Kristen Ann Canto,

loving wife and mother, 44, of Little Compton, RI died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 20, 2011 after a hard fought battle with advanced stage breast cancer. She became at peace with her journey and was ready to move on to her new beginning. Family and friends surrounded her at the time of her passing.
Kristen was employed as Office Manager/Dental Assistance for Charles P. Columpar – Wayne A. LaBore DDS. Her illness forced her to take leave from the job she loved. She used all her free time to dedicate herself to all aspects of her children’s life. Her positive attitude and courage served as an inspiration to all that knew her. She would say every day is a blessing while she was battling cancer.
She was the wife of Will Canto Jr. to whom she was married to for 20 years. Besides her husband, she leaves behind two beautiful daughters, Abigail and Julia.
She was the daughter to Steve and Joanne Mateyak of Oakhurst, NJ and the daughter-in-law of Will and Patricia Canto of Assonet, MA. In addition sister Tara Okros of Oakhurst, NJ and several sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews, plus an affectionate Labrador retriever survive her. She loved children and was an active member at Amicable Congregational Church in Tiverton, RI.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at Saint Theresa Church, 265 Stafford Road, Tiverton, RI 02878. Immediately following will be a celebration of life event at the same location. Her wishes are to make this an upbeat children focused memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, she has requested donations be made to Abigail’s and Julia’s 529 College Bound educational funds. Merrill Lynch, One Citizen Plaza, Suite 1000, Providence, RI 02903 is accepting individual contributions to Abigail and Julia Canto. Checks should be made payable individually to Abigail or Julia for the amount of the donation to be made. Donations may also be made in her name to the Amicable Congregational Church, 3736 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878, care of Roger Gauthier for the Columbarium Memorial Garden.

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