Renée Santoro - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Renée Santoro

October 22, 1938 - May 12, 2023

Renée Santoro, age 84, of Landenberg, PA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, May 12, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on October 22, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Arletta (Fenton) Leverage. Renée was a graduate of A.I. DuPont High School. She worked as a secretary for 16 years, but decided to follow her love and passion of horses with her husband, Art. Together, they purchased a farm in Landenberg, PA where they designed and made Little Stenning Farm, a beautiful oasis for all who visited. Renée devoted all of her love and compassion to providing tender care to every horse she was blessed to meet.

In addition to her parents, Renée was preceded in death by her son, Mark Elliott. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Arthur Santoro; son, John L. Elliott; grandchildren, Madalyn Elliott and Dylan Elliott; and stepchildren, Missy McVaugh and Don McVaugh.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Renée’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711 or online by clicking here.


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  • My dear aunt Renee,
    You will always be one of the strongest, and hardest working women, I’ve known. I watched you over these many years, as you built your horse boarding business, and making your “dream” come true.
    What an inspiration you are. I love you very much. Please give my mother a hug for me.
    Your loving niece,

  • Art Renne was such a loving and wonderful person, it was an honor to know her when she came into your life many years ago. She is now at peace and is in heaven with my dad where they will l live and laugh forever in happiness.

  • Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Prayers to you all. Renee was in the brief time I knew her a very lovely lady. Peace and blessing to you all.

  • My prayers and condolences go out to Renees family. So sorry to hear of her passing. A fellow classmate from the 1956 class at A.I.

  • Dear Art and Family,
    Please accept our most sincere condolences for the loss of Renne.
    It’s been awhile, but we remember her joyful personality and wonderful sense of humor.
    Renne was a very kind and personable lady who helped make anyone in her company feel welcome and at ease.
    The following days will be difficult Art, but remember all those wonderful memories are yours forever.
    RIP Renne
    Drew and Sue Woodall

  • Art and family,
    I am sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. She was kind, loving, and quick to laugh….a fun person to be around. She had a soft spot for people and horses, especially those with challenges in their lives. For years, she took care of a horse that had been abandoned on her farm (a real menace that caused a lot of problems) until the horse found his forever home. She had a heart of gold. Big hugs to all who are surely missing her.

  • Dear Art,
    So very sorry to hear of Renee’s passing.
    May she rest in peace.

  • Art , so sorry for your loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    Wayne and Susan

  • Renee was one tough lady. My other mother, I will miss you & Im sorry I didnt come take you out to lunch sooner.

  • So sorry Art, just heard the news of Renee passing. She was a wonderful person, a hard worker and a good neighbor. I wish you well and know that you will all be remembered in my prayers