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Jenio Joseph Santolin
1926-2014 PITTSFIELD Jenio Joseph Santolin, 88, of Pittsfield, died Tuesday evening, May 27, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lee on March 16, 1926, the son of Joseph and Dorina Pellizzari Santolin, he was educated in Adams and Cheshire schools. A
World War II
veteran, Mr. Santolin enlisted with the United States
Air Force on March 16, 1944. He served as a Private First Class with the 2109th Army Air Force Base Unit and was a member of the B-24 Tail Gunner Squadron. He was honorably discharged on March 18, 1946. Mr. Santolin was employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where he was a welder. He retired on March 168, 1988, with sixteen years service. Prior to that, he had been a toolmaker at Clark-Aiken in Lee and at Lenox Machine Shop. He was a communicant of St. Agnes Church where he served as an usher. He had been a communicant of the former St. Mary the Morning Star Church where he was active in church affairs and served as an usher there, as well. He was a member of Sons of Italy ITAM Lodge 564, the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center, and the Berkshire County Deputy Sheriffs Association. He enjoyed playing bocce, woodworking, and playing the accordion. Mr. Santolin leaves his wife, the former Rita M. Dalone, whom he married June 5, 1948, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Pittsfield. He is also survived by a daughter, Donna M. LaBlanc and her husband, Christopher, of Pittsfield; two sons, David E. Santolin and his wife, Susan, of Pittsfield, and Daniel J. Santolin and his wife, Barbara,of Pittsfield; his six grandchildren, Sean Santolin, Patrick Santolin, John Santolin, James Santolin and his wife, Tanya, Michaela LaBlanc, and Danielle LaBlanc, and a great granddaughter, Kelsey Santolin. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Reno Santolin, and three sisters, Victoria Willey, Mary Paquette, and Geraldine Guisti. The family wishes to thank HospiceCare in The Berkshires for all the care and kindness shown over the last months. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Jenio Joseph Santolin will be held Friday, June 6, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., at St. Agnes Church in Dalton celebrated by Rev. Christopher A. Malateta, Pastor. Burial will be at a later date in Cheshire Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HospiceCare in The Berkshires in care of the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 3, 2014
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