John A. Santoro, 86 of Medford, died Sunday after a brief illness at home.
Born in Boston, he lived in Medford all his life and was the son of the late Concetta (Scalata) and Eugene Santoro. John worked for the City of Medford for 15 years at Oak Grove Cemetery, Water and Sewer, and the Highway Departments, he retired in 1987. After his retirement he worked part time for 4 years at Alexander’s Convenience Store in Medford.
Mr. Santoro and his brothers were honored by the City of Medford on July 24, 2007. The corner of Wheeler Avenue and Bow Street was dedicated to the “Santoro Brothers”. John and his brothers were known as the “Seven Fighting Santoros”, as they all served our country during WW II. The Santoro Family gave their sons during the war in the defense of our country, and the pursuit of freedom. John was a member of the Medford VFW Post 1012, Medford American Legion Post 45, AFLCIO Local 888, and the Woburn Italian American Club.
Beloved husband of the late Marion G. (Ward) Santoro. Devoted father of Susan Santoro of Londonderry, NH, Donna Santoro of Medford. Loving grandfather of Justin J. Smith. Brother of Leo Santoro of California, Paul Santoro of Medford, Charles Santoro of Quincy, and the late Mary Means, Lena Accola, Lillian, Frank, Vincent, Harry, Joseph, James, Thomas and Salvatore Santoro.
Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., MEDFORD Monday at 9 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 118 High St., Medford, at 10 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.
Visiting hours Sunday 4 - 8.
Services will conclude with burial at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.