Armando Joao Nunes Cantarinha

Armando Joao Nunes Cantarinha, 66, of Weeki Wachee, FL, formerly of Danbury, beloved husband of Lucia (Ribeiro) Cantarinha; father of Diana Tomas (Gary) and David Cantarinha; grandfather of Noah Tomas; brother of Antonio Nunes (Isabel) and Beatriz Falcao (Jose Manuel); uncle, cousin and friend, died on Friday, April 10, 2015 at Oak Hill Hospital, Brooksville, FL.

“John” was born in Folgosinho, Portugal, December 7, 1948, a son of the late Manuel and Celeste (Pires) Cantarinha.

He served in the Portuguese army stationed in Mozambique, Africa and was proud of his Portuguese-American heritage.

Mr. Cantarinha was a self-employed landscaper.

“John” will be remembered by his big smile and kind heart. Always putting others before himself and anyone who had the pleasure to know him knew this! Strong but gentle and more wisdom and knowledge than most, be was always so, so humble. He was the best teacher, friend and family member anyone could have!

We were blessed to know him and we will always remember and never forget this amazing husband, father, father in law, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.

He will be sorely missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Danbury with Fr. Jose Martins officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, Danbury.

The family will receive friends in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9-11 Granville Ave., Danbury on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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