Rosita  Santiago

Obituary of Rosita Santiago

Mrs. Rosita “Rosi” Santiago, was born August 30th, 1940 in Arroyo, Puerto Rico.

She was united in holy matrimony with Neftali C. Santiago on October 3rd, 1958. Their union was blessed with six children.  

She was beloved by her family and friends. She was resilient and compassionate, having volunteered with  Rochester’s Special Olympics for several years. She always made sure that no person left her home hungry. She was an excellent cook!

She loved gardening, flowers and novellas. She had many loving qualities. The roles that she’s most revered for are those of mommy and abuela.

Like the flower that she was named after, a rose, she was loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

She departed after a lengthy illness on Monday, March 25th, 2024, aged 83, at her home in Rochester, New York.

She was predeceased by both of her parents Esteban Garcia Laboy  and Vicenta Sanchez Lind, her two siblings Marcos A. Garcia and Carlos D. Garcia and her eldest son Neftali “Rico” Santiago Jr. (Jaqueline Santiago)

She is survived by her husband Neftali C. Santiago, and five of her six children: Melvin J. Santiago (Lorraine Santiago), Michael D. Santiago, Anna N. Santiago-Rodriguez, Mary B Santiago (Giovana Cubero), Brenda E. Santiago, and three bonus children Ana Marzan, Timothy Nickens and Amalio Santiago Jr. as well as 13 grand children, several great-grand children, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Calling hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 5, 2024
Falvo Funeral Home (Rochester, NY)
1395 North Goodman Street
Rochester, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Saturday, April 6, 2024
Falvo Funeral Home (Rochester, NY)
1395 North Goodman Street
Rochester, New York, United States
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