Bachelor, Meredith College, 1949; Master in Art Teaching, Wesleyan University, 1967; postgraduate, Paier School Art, New Haven, 1974-1976.
Designer, Stephenson Appliance Company, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1949-1950;
laboratory assistant, North Carolina State College, Raleigh, 1950;
laboratory assistant, Hoffman-LaRoche Pharmaceuticals, Clifton, New Jersey, 1951-1952;
art teacher, Horace Wilcox Technology School, Meriden, Connecticut, 1962-1966. Workshop teacher Park & Recreation Department, Haddam and Wallingford, Connecticut, 1970-1984, Young Women’s Christian Association, Meriden, 1970-1985, Middletown (Connecticut) Art Guild, 1970-1990, instructor in arts and crafts, 1989. Workshop teacher Community Art Center, Kensington, Connecticut, 1977-1979.
Freelance artist specializing in homeportraits, since 1980. Creative memories consultant.
Co-chairman Commission on the Arts, Meriden, 1975-1976. Member National League American Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Women (national membership chair for the arts 1990-1994, board directors, secretary 1990-1992, 92-94, national art show committee 1990-1994, branch membership chair 1993-1994, judge national art show Fayetteville, Arkansas branch 1995, president Fairfield County branch 1988-1992, correspondent secretary 1992, vice president 1986-1988, 1st prize watercolor 1993, national art board 1990-1994), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Women (state art co-chair 1988-1989), Colorado Artists Association, Rotary (youth exchange committee, international committee chair youth exchange officer Meriden club, club service chair 1993, member scholarship committee 1993-1994, district international committee 1993-1994, Paul Harris fellow Meriden Rotary 1992).
Married Lawrence R. Cantliffe Junior, Sept.1, 1949. Children: Eileen M., David L., Geri Lyn, Lisa Ann, Jonathan M.