Paul J. Santoro, 90 of Medford, died Monday after a brief illness in the E.N. Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, MA.
Born in Boston, he lived in Medford all his life. Paul was a Truck Driver with the former Rapid Transit for 30 years and retired in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army as a member of the “Merrill Marauders” stationed primarily in the hills and jungles of Burma. Paul was one of 17 children born to the late Concetta (Scalata) and Eugene Santoro, and 1 of 7 brothers that served in various branches of the armed services during WW II. They were known as the “Fighting Santoro Brothers”. He was awarded a Purple Heart for helping a wounded soldier to safety. He was also injured in the effort, but recovered quickly and returned to the war. Paul was also a member of the Medford VFW Post 1012, Medford Elks Lodge #915 and the Retired Men's Club of Arlington.
Beloved husband of Alma (Marchetti) Santoro. Devoted father of Paula Santoro of Medford, John "Jack" Santoro and his wife Eileen of Naples, FL. Loving grandfather of Paul "PJ" Santoro and Victoria "Tori" Santoro. Brother of Charles Santoro and his wife Betty of Quincy, and the late Frank, Vincent, James, Harry, Thomas, Joseph, Leo, John Santoro, Mary, Meano, Lillian Dolan and Lena Accolla.
Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., MEDFORD Saturday at 8 AM followed by a funeral mass celebrated in St. Raphael Church, 512 High St., Medford, at 9 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Friday 4-8. Services will conclude with entombment at Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in Paul’s name to the Bedford VA Hospital, New Hospice Unit, 200 Spring Rd., Bedford, MA 01730.