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Francesca (Bonasoro) Santangelo

June 3, 1935 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Francesca Santangelo Obituary

Santangelo, Francesca (Bonasoro), of East Boston, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2023.

Francesca was a beloved mother, grandmother, and friends, and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Francesca was born in Salemi, Trapani, Sicily, Italy and moved to Milan, Italy with her husband and son Vito where she worked at home and had her 2 daughters. She later immigrated to East Boston, Massachusetts with her family where she raised her children and took on many roles. Even as a child, she was one of the hardest workers who never missed a chance to take on a challenge and finally retired at the age of 80. Over the years she had many jobs as a seamstress and office worker but she was best known for her baking, sewing, knitting, and gardening. She loved spending time with family and especially her grandchildren.

Francesca is survived by her children, Vito and wife Carolyn Santangelo of Peabody, MA, Andreana Santangelo of Middleton, MA and Francesca and husband Al Perez of Peabody, MA. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Leah and Tyler Hopping, Kayla and Phil Polizzi, Luca Shanley, Gabriella Shanley, Anthony Perez, Michael Perez and Leanna Perez. Francesca was preceded in death by her husband, Leonardo, her parents Nicola and Francesca Bonasoro. A Funeral mass will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. at Saint Adelaide Parish, 712 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery and Mausoleum, 175 Broadway, Malden, MA.

We extended our deepest condolences to Francesca's family and friends during this difficult time. May her memory live on in the hearts of those who loved her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Francesca's name to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills MA 02481 or online here


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Funeral Mass
December 27, 2023

10:30 AM
St. Adelaide's Church
708 Lowell St.
Peabody, MA 01960

December 27, 2023

12:00 PM
Holy Cross
175 Broadway
Malden, MA 02148


Cure Alzheimer's Fund
34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills MA 02481
Tel: 1-781-237-3800


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