Artemio "Boy" Vistan Canilao, Jr

September 8, 1957 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 64)


Artemio “Boy” Vistan Canilao, Jr. of Cherry Hill, NJ entered eternal rest on March 11, 2022 at the age of 64. Boy is survived by his loving wife Rosalinda Berberabe Canilao, adoring children Giselle (Michael) Relevo and Justinn (fiancé Kimberly); caring step children Randy (Marie Ann) Cheng and Karen Cheng; devoted siblings Arlene Arce and Arthur (Yuka) Canilao; and his precious jewels, grandchildren Caydence and Cayleb Relevo. Boy is predeceased by his father Artemio Canilao, Sr., mother Angelina Vistan Canilao, and brother-in-law Rudy Arce. He is already deeply missed by many friends and family who love him. Boy is also missed by his grandpaws - Indy, Colin, Zoe, Snow, and Raisin.

Boy was born in the Philippines and attended San Beda College for both grade school (1972) and high school (1976). He then attended De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University’s Professional Managers Program.

Everyone knew that Boy was an avid car lover - so much that he owned a limo service company in the 80’s and 90’s when he moved to the US. Later on in life, Boy was the lead chef at St. Mary’s Center for Rehab and Healthcare in Cherry Hill. It is no surprise his last employment involved cars; he was a car service provider with Mercedes Benz of Cherry Hill. Boy’s devotion was visiting various churches and shrines to pray with his wife. They frequented churches both near and far together.

Boy never met a stranger. If you ever visited the family’s restaurant, Fiesta Bistro, when he was there, we are certain he greeted you with a smile. He loved to cook and entertain family and friends. His signature smile, easy going personality, and contagious laugh was the life of the party. He will forever be missed.

A celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday evening, March 16, 2022 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM at the BOCCO FUNERAL HOME, 1300 North Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ. On Thursday morning everyone is to meet directly at the Church; there are no viewings or services at the Funeral Home. On Thursday morning, March 17, 2022, from 10:00AM to 11:00AM a second viewing will be held at The Catholic Community of Christ Our Light Church, 402 North Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ.  The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00am Thursday in the Church.    Entombment will follow at Jesus Bread of Life Cemetery Mausoleum, 3055 Fostertown Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ.



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March 16, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bocco Funeral Home
1300 North Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

March 17, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
The Catholic Community of Christ Our Light
402 Kings Hwy N
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Mass of Christian Burial
March 17, 2022

11:00 AM
Catholic Community of Christ Our Light Church (North Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill)

March 17, 2022

Jesus, Bread of Life Cemetery
3055 Fostertown Rd
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054

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