Megan Anne Cannistraci

June 9, 2011December 4, 2020

Megan Anne Cannistraci, age 9, passed away from Juvenile Huntington's Disease and walked with Jesus on December 4, 2020 peacefully at her home in Winter Springs, FL surrounded by her loving family.

Megan is survived by her mother and father Russell and Deena, her sister Sarah, brother Brandon, Penelope (Penny) her Hedgehog, maternal grandparents Marvin and Susie King, paternal grandmother Raynice Doe, Uncle Chris and Aunt Carolyn King, cousins Elisa and Katy King, Uncle Nathan Doe, and cousins Lily, Olivia, Paige and Cody Doe. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Russell Cannistraci and her hamster Gingerbread.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday December 12, 2020 at 10 am eastern at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 350 W Artesia St, Oviedo, FL 32765. Dress is church attire (Sunday Best) and face masks and social distancing will be followed. A livestream will be available at ................

Megan was born with a light that shined so bright on everyone who knew her. She carried a spirit and joy for life . She never complained as Juvenile Huntington's Disease slowly took away her independence. She took whatever circumstance came her way and never let it stop her from what she wanted to do!

She brightened every person's life with her witty jokes, funny faces and charm. She gave herself to others, sacrificed for others, and she always, always thought about others, always making sure to ask me to buy something for her brother and sister, a friend at school or offering a gift she received to share with others.

She truly was an example of how to share our Savior's love with others. The Savior said, ‘Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven,’ and I know that Megan did just that.

In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests donations to Help 4 HD International's JHD Holiday Program at


  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, December 12, 2020



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Linda Starring

December 11, 2020

Raynice, Deena and family,

So sorry about your loss of Megan. She was a beautiful angel and will leave a hole in your lives. My heart, thoughts and many prayers go out to you. Megan is now a shining light in Heaven with our Lord and Savior!

With love and sympathy,
Linda Starring (Raynice's friend)

Nikki Pan

December 11, 2020

Dear Deena

Thinking of you and your family, sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss, we are with you through your grief.

Warmest regards,

Brooke Mansfield

December 10, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to you and yours. May your daughter’s memory always be a blessing.

Audrey Ursic

December 10, 2020

I love Megan’s joyful smile! I was always impressed with her attitude during our singing time. Even when she couldn’t fully participate physically in an activity, she still found the joy in being there. Whether listening or singing, it was always with a giant smile! Her resilience will always be an inspiration to me. I will miss her.

Alvaro Gianola

December 10, 2020

Dear Deena, my deepest condolences to you and your family, I am really saddened by the loss of Megan. I wish you strength during this difficult time.

Linde Rinkel

December 10, 2020

Dear Deena and family,
My deep condolences for the loss of your daughter and sister.
I'm heartbroken by your loss and Megan's story. My thoughts are with you and the whole family and wishing you a lot of strength not only today but also in the coming period! I will light a candle in Megan's memory.

Warm regards,
Linde Rinkel
Amgen- HR Connect in the Netherlands

James Hootman

December 10, 2020

The entire Cannistraci family is in my thoughts during this difficult time. Although I didn't know Megan personally, it is clear that she lived life to its fullest and was focused outside of herself and on others despite some of the challenges she faced. I hope that knowing this bring comfort to the family and everyone that knew Megan.

Bruce Cinader

December 9, 2020

I am saddened to hear of the passing of such a young girl with her whole life ahead of her. She will be missed by all that had the brief pleasure to know her. My condolences go out to the Mother, Father, Grandparents, and all the friends and family that are now suffering this great loss.

Helen Mc Cafferty

December 9, 2020

I will always remember your beautiful smile Megan. I would like to send my condolences to her famil and to say thank you for sharing your beautiful daughters journey with us she was incredibly brave and so loved. She is free now. from all pain and in her heavenly home with God our loving Father. I never got to meet Megan but i felt i knew and loved her. Sending prayers and love from Helen in Ireland. May the good Lord comfort and give you all strength at this your saddest time. Fly high sweet brave angel Megan have lots of fun. 💜🙏

Meliza Rodriguez

December 8, 2020

God bless you and your family. Praying that God provides you and your family with strength and comfort. I am sure that when Megan met Jesus she told him about what an awesome mom you were to her and that you showed her His Love and Mercy through your faith in Him. Many hugs for you and your family.