~1935 – 2019~
Peacefully passed away, surrounded by the love of her family on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the FJ Davey Home at the age of 84 years.
She is now reunited with her beloved husband Alessandro. Devoted mother of Paul, Fran (Gary Chiccarelli), Patti Elliott (Steve) and Rick (Dawn Marie).
Special grandmother of Christopher (Holly) and Alexa Rose. Step-grandmother of Amber, Alyssa (Anthony), Emily and Kate.
Daughter of the late Florence and the late Frank Santana. Dear sister of the late Dr. Don Santana (late Mary), late Dora Scarfone (late Eugene), Ron Santana (Sandra) and Frank Santana (Linda).
Daughter-in-law of the late Cesira and late Lino Mariotti. Sister-in-law of Sergio Mariotti (late Sandy), Maria Boiani (late Luciano), Saturno Mariotti (late Vismara), Isidio Mariotti (Josephine), Luciana Calibani (Paul) and Anna Mariotti.
Rose will be dearly missed by her many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many special friends especially comare Nancy Pedinelli.
Our mother was very special to us, she truly was an example of courage, strength and determination. She was selfless and always giving, not only to her family but to everyone she knew. Rose continued to operate Sandro’s Family Restaurant for many years after her husbands passing until the time of her retirement. She has left an established and successful business, which her family continues to operate today.
Friends and family are invited to visit at Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758) on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held at St. Gerard Majella Church on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Alex Saurianthadathil officiating. Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
Memorial donations to the FJ Davey Home Foundation or the Alzheimer Society Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Thank you to the staff at Collegiate Heights for the care of our mother during her brief stay. A special thank you to the staff of the FJ Davey Home Birch 1 and Palliative Care for the wonderful care and compassion shown to our mother and our whole family over the years.