Obituary: John G. Santos, 77

by | Jul 27, 2014

John G. Santos, 77, a lifelong resident of East Greenwich, passed away July 26. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Marie F. (DeMattia) Santos and was the husband of the late Joan (Essex) Santos. Born in East Greenwich, he was a son of the late Gil and Celia (Pancarowicz) Santos.
John was an electronic technician at Raytheon for over 30 years, working on radar defense systems. He retired in 1999 at the age of 62.
Throughout his lifetime, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working in his garden. He was a U.S. Army veteran. Besides his wife he is survived by three children, Jeffrey G. Santos, Jill D. O’Brien and Joseph Juffre; three grandchildren, Kayla and Matthew Santos and Camille O’Brien; and two brothers, Richard and Michael Santos.
The funeral service is Thursday July 31, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of East Greenwich, Peirce & Montrose Sts. Burial will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, N orth Kingstown. Calling hours are Wednesday July 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Hill Funeral Home, 822 Main St., East Greenwich. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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