Richard T. Cannatella

Published 3:49 pm Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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GATES, North Carolina – Richard Thomas Cannatella, 83, passed away Dec. 16, 2021 in Sentara Obici Hospital. He was born on Nov. 1, 1938 in New York, New York to the late Gaetano Cannatella and Lucy Treffi Stamile.

Richard was a Navy veteran and a boring machine operator. Along with his wife, they rescued many dogs and cats over the years.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 39 years, Marcella Ann Slawinski Cannatella; a brother, Thomas Cannatella; a half-sister, Joyce Ben; half-brothers, Bobby, Danny and Gary; and many nieces and nephews.

A private burial will occur in Long Island National Cemetery in Farmingdale, New York at a later date.