Marian Lillian Santo
April 30, 1952 - January 6, 2020
Marian Lillian Santo, age 67, of Newark, DE, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Born in Norwalk, CT on April 30, 1952, she was the oldest of seven children of Marian J. (Haggerty) Santo and the late William M. Santo. Marian was a graduate of Newark High School and the University of Delaware, with a degree in elementary education. She was a passionate and devoted teacher for 38 years, teaching at Holy Angels School and various schools in the Red Clay School District.
Marian enjoyed Mo-town music, TV westerns, crocheting, knitting and antiquing. She loved photography and scrapbooking, creating over two dozen scrapbooks, recording family history spanning over 60 years. Her happiest days were spent on family vacations in Wildwood and Cape May, N.J., hosting theme tea parties for her friends and traveling to Lancaster, P.A. to shop and attend shows.
Marian will be remembered as a devoted daughter, loving sister, caring aunt and dear friend. She cherished and valued her times with family and all of her dear friends of many years, whom she considered her extended family and brought great joy to her life. We thank her for all of the wonderful memories that we all hold dear to our hearts. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her mother, Marian of Milford; siblings, Joan M. Dolan (Edward), William Santo, Victor Santo, Blaine Santo, Linda Denney (Randy) and Shelley Sapp (Richard); nieces, Jaclyn Horsey (Eric), Heather Santo and Terry Denney; and nephews, Jesse, Cody, Riley and Brodie Sapp and James and Stephen Denney.
A memorial committal service will be held at 3 pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, in the Chapel at Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster, Avenue, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marian’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.