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Richard O. Cantara

September 23, 1941 ~ November 4, 2021 (age 80)

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ALLENSTOWN- Mr. Richard O. Cantara, 80, of Allenstown, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on November 4, 2021 after a period of declining health.

Born in Pembroke, Richard was the son of the late Eugene and Solange (Ricard) Cantara.  He was raised and educated in Suncook and resided there his entire life.

He enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a welder for General Electric.

An avid outdoorsman, Richard enjoyed hunting and gardening.

He was predeceased by his wife, Francoise “Fran” (Benoit) Cantara and his brother, Robert Cantara.

He is survived by his children: Joy Cantara of Allenstown, Jeffrey Cantara of Penacook and Daryl Lozier of Concord.  He was the grandfather to Allyson and her husband Brendon of NJ, Zachary and his wife Samantha of CA and Sydney and Evan Lozier.  He was the great grandfather to Caleb, Daisey and Kai all of CA.  He is also survived by his sisters, Pauline Boisvert of Allenstown and Norma Roy of Pembroke.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 15th at 10 A.M. in St. John the Baptist Church in Allenstown.  Burial will follow at 12 P.M. in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.  Assisting the family with arrangements is the Petit-Roan Funeral Home in Pembroke.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit

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Funeral Mass
November 15, 2021

10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Church
10 School St.
Allenstown, NH 03275

Graveside Service
November 15, 2021

12:00 PM
New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303

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