Charles Santiago Jr.

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Charles Santiago Jr.

March 12, 1940 - October 08, 2018

Ipswich - Charles Santiago Jr., 78, of Charlotte Road, husband of Elizabeth “Betty” M. (Kiley) Santiago, died in his home on Monday, following his long illness. Born in New York City, son of the late Charles and Pauline (Bazata) Santiago, he was raised in Brentwood, N.Y., a 1958 graduate of Brentwood High School. Drafted in 1963 he went on to serve in Korea with the 7th Army Infantry Division. Married in 1965, the Santiagos made their home in Lynn moving to his late Ipswich home in 1971. Mr. Santiago was employed for over 30 years in management in the General Electric Submarine Turbine Division in Lynn. He was an avid bow hunter. In retirement he had more time to enjoy his family, antique car restoration, arts and music. He was a prolific painter in oils. Mr. Santiago was a longtime communicant of St. Joseph /Our Lady of Hope Parish. In addition to his wife “Betty” of 53 years, he is survived by two sons, Charles J. Santiago and his wife Patricia of Hudson, N.H., Gregory D. Santiago of Ipswich; a daughter, Christine A. Santiago of Ipswich; four grandchildren, Allison, Brian, Caitlyn and Danielle Santiago, all of Hudson, N.H.; a sister, Charlene Gleason of Brentwood, N.Y., and many cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Gregory Santiago, formerly of Brentwod, N.Y.
His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, October 12, in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment with military honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours will be Thursday, 4 to 8 pm. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit
Published on October 10, 2018
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Rick Beary
Oct 13, 2018
So sorry to hear about your dad. I always liked Charlie. Stay strong.
Dan Kiley
Oct 10, 2018
We had a conversation when you first got sick. I asked you, " Where do we go when we die?" You chuckled with that laugh, that anybody who knows you, knows exactly what I'm talking about, and said, " I'm still trying to figure out where I was before I was born." I'm gonna miss you Uncle Butch.
Oct 10, 2018
Charlie, rest in peace my friend.....
To Charlie's family: Charlie was my boss at GE, and I'm here to say he was by far one of the best people I encountered in my 4 decades at GE... he was loved by many...
Dan P
Easley, SC
Teri Raimo
Oct 10, 2018
Charlie, I will miss your laughter & smile. Your beautiful art works brought life to the world. Love Teri