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Sandy Santacroce, 85, of Yuba City, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Born of parents Sebastian and Lucia, in Middletown Connecticut, he lived and worked in Sutter and Yuba City for 50 years.

Sandy served in the Air Force as a navigator for 17 years where he met his beautiful bride, Carolyn Wiechert, and they married in 1957. He retired from the Air Force to help run his wife's family ranch.

Sandy is survived by his daughters, Catherine(William), Ann Marie Troy(Mike), Julie and son Paul(Kari). Grandchildren, Anthony and Adam Troy, Stewart, Marisa, Issac and Iris Merritt, Natalie and Michael Santacroce, Daniel, John and Joseph Conron; Great Grandchild, Audriana Santacroce; brother, Sebastian Santacroce.

Sandy was a devout Traditional Catholic who was faithful from his time as a student in seminary until his death. He taught himself to play the piano and enjoyed writing jingles and religious hymns. He enjoyed his time working in his yard, having family gatherings and telling stories to his grandchildren.

A Visitation/Viewing 5:30-6:30PM and Rosary 6:30-7:30PM will be held on Tuesday evening, August 1, 2017, at St. Michael's Catholic Church: 4524 Garfield Ave, Carmichael. The funeral Latin Mass will be held at the same church on Wednesday morning, August 2, 2017, at 8:00AM. Burial will follow at Sutter Cemetery at 11:00AM. All funeral arrangements are being handled by Chapel of the Valley, (916) 797-1448.

The family will greet friends for lunch from 12:00PM - 2:00PM Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at the Harvest Room: 1475 Tharp Road, Yuba City.

Donations can be made to St Michael's Catholic Church.
Published in Appeal Democrat on July 29, 2017
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