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Florence K. (Rich) Santiano

Due to safety concerns regarding the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Funeral services & interment will be held privately for Florence K. (Rich) Santiano, who died in the comfort & presence of her loving family at her Beachmont residence at the proud age of 97 years, on June 16th, just 1 week shy of her 98th birthday, after a brief illness.

Florence was born in Boston & raised in Winthrop. She was an alumnus of Winthrop High School. She was married for 70 years to the love of her life & best friend, Dominic Santiano. Together, she & her husband raised their 2 daughters in the Beachmont section of Revere. Florence was a proud wife & mother & later grandmother. Her family was paramount in her life & treasured many family gatherings in her home. Florence was a woman with great creativity & had an eye for design. She was the proud owner of “Katie’s”, a children’s boutique in Winthrop. Florence operated the store for over 38 years, retiring at the age of 95. Florence also had a Gift Shop prior to Katie’s & sometimes helped her husband operate his business. Choosing to work into her nineties allowed her the opportunity to make many friendships & fond memories at her shop, Katie’s. Florence had developed a love of the ocean since she was 7 years old. She built historically correct ship models, most notably, The Shamrock. She would competitively race them & won often, always beating the boys. She also received fan letters from far & away lands, such as London & Cuba. Florence will be remembered as a kind & loving person, who took the time to listen & cared to all of her family & friends. Her humble & quiet demeanor was simply her true self.

She is the devoted wife of the late Dominic Santiano. Loving mother of Kathleen V. Santiano & Deborah Santiano – McHatton & her husband William A. McHatton, all of Revere. Proud & cherished grandmother of Katherine A. Santiano – McHatton & Theresa F. Santiano – McHatton. She is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Funeral Services and Interment will be Private

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be a charity of your choice.

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  1. morena ciambra
    Jul 14 2020

    We are so sorry to hear this news about your mom and grandmother. Your family is so close and I know that the coming days and weeks will be very difficult for all. I hope that in time the wonderful memories that you’ve created will bring you some peace and joy. Hugs and Kisses from all of us. Morena, Maurizio, Sandra, Jay, Macci and David.

  2. Katherine hobbs
    Jun 23 2020

    Doc and I want to extend our condolences on the death of your mom. She will always be with you in your hearts and in your memories.

  3. Angela Fiore
    Jun 22 2020

    Dear Debbie and family, I am profoundly sorry for the loss of your mom. She is now resting peacefully with her Dominic. They are complete, and will rise together to sit with the father in heaven. God Bless all of you


  4. james chicos
    Jun 22 2020

    Kathy, I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I will miss seeing and chatting with her at Katie’s . My deepest condolences to you and your. family……………..Sincerely, Jim Chicos

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