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Thomas W. Santiano

Family & friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Thursday, October 1st at 12:45 p.m., at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, for Thomas William Santiano, who passed on Tuesday, September 22nd at his residence in Orient Heights, East Boston. He was 96 years old.

Born and raised in East Boston, he was a 1942 alumnus of the High School of Commerce in Boston. “Tommy” entered the U.S. Navy in October of 1942 and served through January of 1946. At that time, he became working for the Boston Housing Authority. A true patriot & a defender of all things U.S.A., he re-entered the Navy at the time of the Korean Conflict & served another 3 years. Throughout his working career, he worked in the field of construction and industrial arts. He worked for over 25 years with the Pierni Corp. of Framingham as a lead laborer and foreman. He was an avid rock and precious metals collector & was a longtime member of the North Shore Rock & Mineral Club. His collection is vast and bares proof of many hours and years of avid searches throughout National Parks, local parks and forests. He enjoyed family outings and gatherings & the conversation they provoked.

He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth A. (Kelly) Santiano, who passed in January of 2010. He was the devoted son to the late Michael J. & Madeline G. (Nealon) Santiano & the dear brother to the late Louis R. Santiano, the late Michael J. Santiano, Jr. & the late Lawrence F. Santiano. He is the cherished father to Mary F. McIntosh of Madison, NH & the proud grandfather to Paul W. Dunn & his wife Dolores of Sutton, MA & Brian D. Dunn & his wife Linda of Marshfield, MA. He is also lovingly survived by his sister-in-law Phyllis E. Santiano of Saugus, his 3 great grandchildren, Tristan E. Dunn of Sutton, MA, Tyler W. Dunn & Rachael C. Dunn, both of Marshfield. He is also lovingly survived by his niece, Michelle Santiano, with whom he made his home, her son, Antonio Santiano, his daughter, Adriana Santiano, all of Orient Heights, East Boston. He is the special uncle to Maureen D. Santiano, Rose Sarro, Robert J. Santiano & his wife Anne, all of Saugus & the late Richard L. Santiano and the late Michael J. Santiano, III. His extended family includes Montana S. Santiano of Saugus, Michael A. Santiano of Haverhill, Maryanne Santiano of East Boson & Julie E. Santiano of Revere. Many caring cousins also survive “Tommy”.

Services

Graveside Service

*Masks must be worn and social distancing must be maintained.*

Thursday, October 1st at 12:45 p.m. in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the MPSPCA – Angell, 350 S. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130-9923.


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  1. Maureen Santiano
    Sep 29 2020

    Rest In Peace Uncle Tommy. Thank you for all you have done for the Santiano family as the unofficial father of your brothers children. Holidays will not be the same without you, we will miss you and Richie more than you can ever imagine. You will never be forgotten.

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