Michael S. Canto

  • Born: January 7, 1979
  • Died: August 6, 2020
  • Location: Milltown, New Jersey

The Crabiel Home for Funerals

170 North Main Street - at Riva Avenue
Milltown, NJ 08850

Tel. (732) 828-1331

Tribute & Message From The Family

Four Wheels Move the Body, Two Wheels Move the Soul

Michael S. Canto, of Milltown, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020. He was 41.

Born in Burlington, North Carolina, he lived in Milltown most of his life.

Michael owned S.M. General Contracting LLC in Toms River. Previously he worked for EZ Auto Glass in Edison.

Michael was very artistic, specializing in mirror etching. He enjoyed fishing and fixing up vintage motorcycles.

Surviving are his parents Richard and Linda Canto of Milltown; his son Daniel Canto, and his mother Lisa Hague of Milltown; his brother and sister-in-law Richard and Colleen Canto of Milltown; his nieces and nephew Hannah, Jackson and Sophia.

Friends and relatives may call on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N Main St.-at Riva Avenue, Milltown
A Blessing will be held during the calling hours at 5:00 pm. . In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude.org (Official Site). You may sign the online condolence "guestbook" at www.crabiel.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

My deepest condolences to the entire Canto family. Mike was such a great friend growing up. I'll always keep good memories of him. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Phil Brucato - Saint James, NY - Friend   August 14, 2020

Rest in peace my friend, you and your family will be in my thoughts.

Posted by julieann vislosky - Little Egg Harbor, NJ - Classmate   August 14, 2020

Mike you've been one of my best friends since the third grade. I can't even count all the adventures we've had through the years I'm so saddened by this. My mother loved all of the great things you've helped her with fixing our vehicles and basically helping out whenever you could. I'm behalf of my mother, me and all of us Becker boys we send our love and will miss you so much. Mike I couldn't have asked for a better friend. Heaven awaits you because you always had a solid heart. I'm sorry I could not be there as I currently live in Florida but you and your family will be my first stop when I get back to Jersey. Love you brother!

Posted by Bryan Becker - Vero Beach, FL - Friend   August 12, 2020


My condolences to the Canto family. I'm so deeply sorry for your loss. Rest easy Mike. You were always so easy to be around, and always very kind to me. I'm going to miss you.

Posted by Michele Calzaretta - Brick Township, NJ - Friend   August 12, 2020

My sincerest condolences on your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sue DiBlassio-Knight - Perkasie, PA - Coworker   August 12, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the entire Canto family. Mike was a sweet, kind kid and he grew into a sweet, kind man.

Posted by Peggy Hines - Milltown, NJ - Neighbor   August 12, 2020

" Richie & Linda

My thought's & prayers are with your family. It's been many years since the Haw River Burlington days. Michael was always little Mike following me & Richie around. We send are condolences. Paul Lisa & Mercy" Nc

Posted by Pauly Sanz - Greenville, NC - Family Friend   August 12, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Canto family. May you find peace in the memories of your loved one.

Posted by Kelli Velez - East Brunswick, NJ - Coworker   August 12, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mike was sweet, kind, and funny; I'll always remember him fondly. My condolences to the entire Canto family.

Posted by Leigh Wright - NJ - Neighbor   August 12, 2020

Mike and I were friends for a long time, some of my best childhood memories are of times I spent with him. We haven't spoken for a good number of years, but the Mike I knew was kind and gentle and always looking to make people laugh. Even if we no longer spoke often, I will miss him immensely.

Posted by Mark Hines - Cranford, NJ - Friend   August 12, 2020

Mike.. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know you. All my condolences to those which whom you
left behind. Peace to you my brother... from another

Posted by Sandra Priester - Tracy's Landing, MD - Friend   August 12, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Rest in piece brother.

Posted by Seth Wernersbach - Phillipsburg, NJ - Friend   August 12, 2020

Rich & Linda
My heart is with you during your time of loss. Please accept my sympathies for you and your family.

Posted by Rose Sevigny - SALISBURY, MD - Friend   August 12, 2020

Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Jon, Linda and Ryan Sundelof/Wright    August 11, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. I knew Mike from growing up in Milltown and I had his beautiful son, Daniel, in my class at daycare when he was a baby. Mike always treated everyone with such kindness. My heart goes out to his brother, Rich and to the entire Canto Family. God Bless xo

Posted by Lisa (Skalla) McGuire - Forked River, NJ - Acquaintance   August 11, 2020

Mike will be missed...he is already...still hard to understand why...

Posted by Tim Raba - North Brunswick, NJ - Friend   August 11, 2020

Mike was a good guy, I will always remember him. Our condolences.

Posted by Jason Renda - Monroe, NJ - Friend   August 11, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to the family.

Posted by Madelin DeCaro - NJ - Family Friend   August 11, 2020

I am so very sorry. This was tragic!!

Posted by Meryl Norych - Manalapan, NJ   August 11, 2020

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Arlene Rand - Marlboro, NJ - Friend   August 11, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring love surrounding you.

Posted by María I. Jimenez - North Bergen, NJ - Coworker   August 11, 2020

Your going to be missed. Thank you for the good memories. It's because of you I learned I like camping and play angry birds lol. I hope you Rest In Peace.

Posted by Jane Hernandez - Manalapan, NJ - Friend   August 11, 2020


So sorry for your loss. Mike was a great and smart guy. Known him for all of my life, He Will be deeply missed. RIP mike

Posted by Cynthia Calantoni - Milltown, NJ - friend   August 10, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Canto family. Mike will be missed. ❤

Posted by Orly Trieber - East Windsor, NJ - Friend   August 10, 2020

I am so so sorry. I love that photo of him.

Posted by Kathy Hartling - Port richey, FL - Family   August 10, 2020

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