There will be no calling hours and the family will hold a private funeral.
Carmella Rose Cantino (Kushmerek) passed away at her home in January 2021 in Fitchburg, Mass. at the age of 68. Carmella was born on December 13, 1952 in Ayer, MA to John Cantino and Adair Shattuck. She graduated from Littleton High School.
Carmella loved to garden and was a fervent interior decorator. Carmella was a figure of extreme
strength, having endured many hardships while always keeping her heart open to others in need. She encouraged her children to pursue their goals and enjoy life to its fullest.
Carmella was a passionate and caring mother and is survived by her children Derek Kushmerek of Alexandria, Va., David Kushmerek of Waite Park, Minn., and Michael Kushmerek of Fitchburg, daughter- in-law, Carissa Scottfenton Kushmerek, step-children, Kristina Sieckowski, Jonathan Kushmerek, Grandson, Julian Kushmerek, siblings John Cantino and Adair Poitras, her beloved cousin, Sandy DeSilvio Hinckley, and nieces and nephews, among them her kindred spirit, Jessica.