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Peter J. “Pete” Santoro, 88, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Pope) Santoro, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage and his children, Stephen Santoro and partner, Eva Ambroz, Kathleen Badore and partner, Joe Clancy, Joseph Santoro, Catherine Lantych and husband, John Lantych, Christine Mallette and husband, James Mallette, Jeannine Cardoza and husband, Robert Cardoza.
He is also survived by several grandchildren, Kim Santoro and partner, Jen Rogers, Nicole Kenny and husband, Michael Kenny, Karen Rourke and husband, Kevin Rourke, Peter Santoro, Krista Stellato and husband, Sean Stellato, Alicia Miffitt and husband, Brent Miffitt, Joseph Cardoza and wife, Renee Dupuis, Anthony Cardoza and wife, Alexandra Cardoza, James Gomes and wife, Lauren Gomes and Janelle Santoro. His great-grandchildren were also a big part of his life, Ashton Kral, Maddie and Michael Kenny, Kenzie and Ian Rourke, Gianna, Sophia and Giulietta Stellato,Kaylee and Kelsey Gabalis, Aibhlinn and Austin Cardoza, Annabelle and Fiona Gomes, and Kai Miffitt.
Peter was predeceased by his first wife, Ida Rose Gauthier Santoro and granddaughter, Gena Gabalis. He was predeceased by his sister, Carmilina Walsh and her husband, Joe Walsh; his sister, Petrina Santoro; and his parents, Jenny and Joseph Santoro. He leaves behind several nieces and nephews, including Dennis Walsh and Eileen Walsh-Phipps, great-nieces and nephew and countless friends.
Peter was born in Beverly, Mass., was a graduate of Beverly High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He sailed to the North Pole aboard the U.S.S. Wyandot, crossing the Arctic Circle in 1949. He retired from New England Electric, Salem Harbor Station as a fuel yard supervisor. His legacy will always be his family and friends first and his time spent in the Navy. He had a love of cars and was a master mechanic. He could build anything and fix anything and was the "go-to" man of the family. He will be forever in our hearts with a big hug for everyone and his strong handshake.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers on Thursday, September 21, 2017, at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  September 19, 2017
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