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Margaret Q Quinio Canterna
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1915
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 2011
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

Margaret Q. (Quinio) Canterna, 96, of Severna Park, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011. Born Sept. 23, 1915, in Tarentum, a daughter of the late Louis D. and Julia (Gubiotti) Quinio Sr. She lived most of her life in Tarentum, Freeport and Natrona Heights. She moved to Maryland in 2004. She was the owner and director of Kittanning Beauty School in Kittanning for 23 years. A member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights, she graduated from Tarentum High School in 1933 and attended Grove City College and University of Pittsburgh. She owned and operated various beauty salons in New Kensington and Freeport. She taught cosmetology at Northern Westmoreland Vocational Technical School and won the International Award for Haircutting at the New York City Expo in 1946. She was the charter member of ISDA Integrity Lodge in Brackenridge, president of Alle-Kiski Women's Civic Club for four terms and president and past member of Allegheny Valley Hospital Auxiliary, involved in Daffodil Day and Fashion Show to raise money for the American Cancer Society. She was also a member Brackenridge Heights Country Club and Most Blessed Sacrament Church, serving as a lector and Eucharistic minister. She served on district council for the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a Girl Scout leader and earned a Karate Yellow Belt. She was also president of Football Mother's Club for Har-Brack High School. She always wanted to write a book about raising eight children and three sets of twins- "Three Doubles and Two Singles". She was blessed with 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of twins, the Rev. Charles Canterna, of Baltimore, Md., and John Canterna, of Linthicum, Md., twins, Don Canterna, of Charlotte, N.C., and Margaret (John) Teixeira, of Severna Park, Md., Kathy (John) Vartenisian, of Greensboro, N.C., twins, Julia Canterna, of McClean, Va., and Isabel (Charles) Oltman, of Glendale, Ariz., and Carolyn (David) Gainor, of Natrona Heights; and sister of Celestine (Joseph) Amadee, of Freeport. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. "Chuck" Canterna, in 1998; sister, Louise (Stephen) Yanuzzi; twins, Frank Quinio and Victor Quinio; twins, Louis Quinio Jr. and Helen (James) Kappel; sister, Augustine (Harry) Camptell Hubbard; sister, Angeline (Stanley) Palmer; and brother, Ronald Quinio Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526. Christian Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights, with her son, the Rev. Charles Canterna, as celebrant. Interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Freeport. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Joseph High School Scholarship Fund, 800 Montana Ave., Natrona Heights, PA 15065. Visit

Valley News Dispatch, Tarentum 12/31/2011

Saint Marys Cemetery
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
Record added: Dec 30, 2011
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Margaret Q <i>Quinio</i> Canterna
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