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Jane D. Santelli

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Jane D. Santelli, 79, a resident of Stratton Road, died on Sunday afternoon, March 20, 2005, at the Williamstown Commons in Williamstown, following a brief illness.

She was born in Williamstown on Sept. 23, 1925 and was the daughter of the late William and Anna Bellman, both of Massachusetts. She received her education in Williamstown and is a graduate of Williamstown High School. She was married Oct. 4, 1947, to the late Angelo Santelli at the First Baptist Church in Williamstown.

She worked for Sweetbrook Nursing Home as a laundry aide for many years before retiring in 1985.

She was a member of Tops for more than 20 years and also participated in the Friendship Club Activities at Harper Center in Williamstown. Mrs. Santelli enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafts and spending time with her family ,especially her grandchildren.

Mrs. Santelli is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Lori Santelli of Pownal, Vt. and Bruce and Patricia of Cape Cod; two granddaughters, Shenna Santelli and her husband John Carvalho Jr. and Faundia Santelli, all of Williamstown; her brother, William Bellman Jr. of Adams; four grandsons, Bruce, Wayne, and Michael Santellli of Cape Cod and Ryan Santelli of Pownal. Mrs. Santelli leaves two great-grandsons, John and Anthony Carvalho of Williamstown; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Santelli of Cape Cod; two surrogate granddaughters, Ashley and Katherine Livsey of Williamstown; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends. Besides her husband, she is predeceased by her twin sister, Ruth Bogardus, and her grandson, Robert John Santelli.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning, March 24, 2005, at 11 a.m. at the Sherman-Burbank Chapel at the Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown with the Rev. Joseph DeCosta, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in the family lot in Eastlawn Cemetery.

Memorials in her honor may be made to the Williamstown Harper Center or the Williamstown Youth Center through the George M. Hopkins Funeral Home, 61 Spring St., Williamstown, MA 01267.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 24, 2005
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