STAMFORD, Conn. - Kenneth E. Cantrell III, a lifelong resident of Stamford, died Aug. 25 at Stamford Hospital after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born on June 18, 1954, the son of Kenneth E. Cantrell Jr. and the late Judith (Panella) Lamb.
Cantrell was recently employed at FW Webb Co., formerly Sachs Plumbing Supplies, for many years and previously at City Carting. He enjoyed spending time with his family and cooking for many family gatherings. He also enjoyed fishing, music, karaoke and cruising.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Debbie (Brookins) Cantrell; his son Kenneth E. Cantrel IV and wife Elena; his daughter Samantha Cantrell; stepmother Rose Cantrell; stepfather Quentin Lamb; grandchildren Dilian and Jordan; his sisters, Debbie Prete and husband Anthony, and Karen Garcia; brother, David Cantrell; brother-in-law, Roger Fregia; step-siblings, Donna, Kathy, Herbie, Raymond, Marion, Tracy and Micki; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Christopher Cantrell; his sister, Elizabeth Fregia; and step-siblings, Eugene, Dawn and Jimmy.
Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at the Lacerenza Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 8 Schuyler Ave., Stamford.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 37 Schuyler Ave., Stamford. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Crohns Foundation in honor of his grandchild Dilian at www.online.ccfa.org/goto/KennethCantrell or send checks payable to: CCFA Fairfield/Westchester, 30 Glenn St., Suite 407, White Plains, NY 10603.