Julia Mary Cantwell, 90, of Margaretville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, following a brief illness, at the Margaretville Hospital, Margaretville. She was born Feb. 11, 1919, in Arena, the youngest daughter of John and Rose (Kallay) Tirpak.
Julia graduated from Margaretville Central School in 1936 and attended SUNY in Delhi. She worked in the office of the Prudential Insurance Company in Margaretville.
She married Ralph L. Cantwell on August 28, 1944, in Margaretville.
She and her husband, Ralph, operated a dairy farm in Roxbury prior to moving to Margaretville in 1962.
Julia enjoyed traveling, family vacations and family gatherings.
Surviving are her son, David Cantwell, Walton; daughter, Mary Ellen Cantwell, Margaretville; sister, Rose Smith, Margaretville and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph on January 6, 1981 and sisters, Ethel Kelly, Isabel Mason, Margaret Olmstead Carroll and Anne Connelly.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at Sacred Heart Church, Margaretvllle, with the Very Rev. Robert H. Purcell as celebrant.
Committal prayers were Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Roxbury Cemetery.
There were no calling hours.
Memorial donations in memory of Julia M. Cantwell may be made to the Margaretville Hospital.
Arrangements were by Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.