Santo J. “Sonny” Speranza
Services & interment have been held for Santo J. Speranza, formerly of Revere & presently of Topsfield, who died unexpectedly at the Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill on Wednesday, May 3rd.
Born & raised in Chelsea, he attended Chelsea schools. He & his family moved to Revere when he was a young man. He remained in Revere until 1977, when he and his family moved to Topsfield. As a young boy, he apprenticed under his father in the fine art of plastering, an art that has somewhat been replaced by high-tech. substitutions. However, he did have a 25 year career with General Electric Company as a Master Mechanic, working within the Lynn, Everett & Medford plants. Since his beloved wife, Irene F. (Langis) Speranza, died on August 9, 2002, he became the Patriarch plus, taking on the many & varied duties of his wife. A gentleman’s gentleman, he lovingly watched over his family with tenderness & enthusiasm.
He is the devoted father of Paula J. Monaco & her fiancée Arthur Davis & Robert A. Speranza, all of Topsfield & the late John M. “Sonny” Speranza. He is the cherished Grandfather of Steven Speranza of Tyngsboro, John Speranza & his wife Nikki of Everett, Paul Monaco of Macedonia, Ohio, Gina Monaco-Lindburg & her husband Nathan Lindberg of Plastow, N.H. and the late Michael Speranza. He is the dear brother of Rose M. Lepore of Revere and the late Marion Abate, Marie Jacobs, Josephine Gentile, John Speranza & Peter J. Speranza & his faithful long-time friend, Frantz LaVaud of Newton, NH. He is also lovingly survived by his daughter in law Janet Speranza & three great grandchildren; Isabella, Stephania & Jack. Interment was held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.