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Theresa Ann Cantalice

03/16/1962 - 07/31/2020

Theresa Ann Cantalice passed away July 31, 2020 at Banner Desert Hospital in Mesa, AZ.

Born March 16, 1962 in Trenton, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Judith Grace Driscoll and Anthony Felix Cantalice.

Teri attended St. Anthony High School in 1980 in Hamilton, New Jersey. In 1993, she, her partner Ed, and her children moved to Chandler Arizona where she obtained a position working with America West Airlines (currently American Airlines) as a Travel Agency Auditor. She was a dedicated employee having served over 25 years until the time of her death. She enjoyed travelling, spending time with her children and endlessly doting on her grandson, Bodhi.

Teri will be remembered for her high energy, generosity, tenacity, positivity and selflessness. Her family and friends could always rely on her and no one questioned her loyalty to them.

She is survived by her daughter Dana Hammerl and husband Daniel, son Edward Sportelli; grandson Bodhi Hammerl; Mother Judith Madli, Father Anthony Cantalice; Stepmother Irene Cantalice. She is also survived by her brothers, Anthony Cantalice and Mark Madli, sister Nicole Cantalice along with loving nieces and nephews.


  • She was so loving and had the most beautiful smile. Loved her family especially that beautiful grandson. ❤️

  • Merecis “Mercy” Diaz

    Terri will always remember your infectious laughter ❤️ Rest In Peace 😢

  • Sharon (Egeland) Gilbert

    Sending my very deepest sympathy to Dana and Eddie. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother. I am a very long time friend of your grandmother, Judy. We grew up living right next to each other on Fair Haven Road and have remained friends ever since. Sending you both my prayers and the warmest of hugs!

  • Linda Witkowski

    You were taken from us too soon. You will be missed. My condolences to your family

  • Mary Ann Michulsky

    My condolences to Dana, Eddie and your entire family. I loved working with Teri at American Airlines-she was a professional and knowledgeable team member and and awesome person to know. She will be greatly missed! ❤️

  • Darlene Liedtka Jones

    Our deepest condolences to the Cantalice and families of Terry. We are so sorry for your loss. Gone too soon! May you rest in heavenly peace.

  • My deepest sympathy to your family. Terri and I worked together at the Superior Court. She was a happy fun loving woman. So sad to hear of her passing. RIP.

  • To Teri’s Family. Teri Has Touch Everyone’s Around Her With Her Love , Kindness, And Her Laughter.And I Was Blessed Feeling Her Love , Kindness, And Laughter For 36 Years as her Husband , And As Her Life Long Partner. And Father To Our Son Who Thought Of Her As American Best MOM She Will Be In Ours Hearts Always & Forever.There’s An Emptiness In Me I Can Never Fill. Please See Photos Of Just A few Great Moments We Meant To Each Other.
    Especially Her having A Shirley Temple Hair Day She’s Just Adorable.

  • My prayers and thoughts for Teri’s family. I loved her smile and laugh, such a wonderful person. Teri will be missed until we meet again. Rest In Peace

  • I have known Ed & Terry as a insperable pair for 20 years, So it is sad to see them go on at this juncture without each other for the first time in so many years. I know Terry will alway’s be in Ed’s heart but I pray for both of them to find the happiness they once captured together.

  • Thank you Tom for your kind and thoughtful words

  • Robert & Lesly Hill

    Our deepest condolences to Eddie, Dana, Ed and the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Taken way to soon in this life. We will miss her.

  • To my Grandson Eddie And Dana And your Family Especially My Son Edward For children to lose their mother so early in life is tragic You will be in my thoughts and prayers Your mom was so good to me.
    To my Son Edward Me and Terri Talked all the time
    She loved you so much and how she knew that you would move heaven and earth for her and will always
    be there for her Terri was my daughter in many ways and a woman who A mother prays For their son to have in his life Just remember my son Your love for each other will always be there forever

  • Sportelli Family

    Our condolences on the passing of Teri
    May she Rest In Peace.

    To my brother-in-law Ed,
    I pray you find the strength in the days and nights ahead that you’re need.

    Take comfort in knowing Teri had said to me,
    “I’ll spend the rest of my life with Ed”
    And she did. God Blessed her.

    May God Bless and comfort you.

  • Robert and Lesly Hill

    Our deepest condolences to Eddie, Dana, Ed and the whole family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Taken too soon in this life. We will miss her.

  • I have known Terry, her husband Eddie, and their children almost my entire life. Terry was a beautiful person and full of life, she will missed greatly. Our deepest condolences and sending all the love and prayer to the Sportelli family. We love you all.

    The Gibbs Family

  • Thank You Robert & Lesly For Your Prayer It means A lot To Us God Bless to you and your Family

  • Thank You Amber & Butch & Family For your Prayer and When I needed someone
    PS Amber Thanks for the PB&J

  • Thank You Brother In Law For telling me those comforting words Because our song was Always & Forever and in my Heart We will be Always & Forever

  • Thank you mom Terri Love you very very much and especially how you made her laugh and mom I want you to know how much I love you for making terri feel she is and will always be a big part of our family . Love you Mom

  • Rachel Santana (Sportelli)

    Our heart goes out to our Uncle Eddie, our cousins Dana and Eddie and to everyone who loved my Aunt Teri. We wish we could be there to comfort you all oduring this time but know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love The Santana Family

  • Big Hugs To my Niece Rachel and Her Family For your thoughts and Prayers

  • Nicole Cantalice

    To my beautiful sister, I never imagined having to live without you. You were my best friend and my loving sister. You did everything for everyone and always selfless with what more you could do. I miss you so much it hurts so bad. But knowing God called you to be one of his angels brings me peace. I have felt selfish trying to understand, but I will see you again when it’s time for me to come home. I will always watch over Eddy and Dana.. & of course your Bodhi. We are family and I will do whatever I can to keep our family close and keep your legacy here with us. We had the best times and am so grateful I had you as my sis.. we will dance again to Earth wind & fire and Gaga!! Love you sis!!

  • How blessed we all are to have known someone so hard to let go of. God Bless the family of such a wonderful, one of a kind woman! ❤️

  • Edward Sportelli

    God Bless you Robin and Your Family For them Kind And Very True Words I spent a lifetime with Terri and I found her to be more Wonderful And Kind each day Edward Sportelli

  • Merry Xmas Honey
    Well my life now with out you is so empty I cry in the morning and I cry at night and during the well let just say I want to call you or waiting for you to call me about your day then I realize you passed and the next day I hope to call you or you call me to tell me about your day I just keep hoping it will happen I really miss you Honey

  • Penny Catanzariti

    I was so sorry to read of Teri’s death. I have not seen her she was a little girl and would visit her grandparents (my Rose and Uncle Vince) in Rumson, New Jersey. She was the bright star of their lives.

  • Edward Sportelli

    Thank you Penny Catanzariti for your kind Words and a memory of her love for her Nana and Pop pop

  • Edward Sportelli

    Happy Mother’s Day Sweetheart
    The Best Mom Ever

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