CONCETTA MARIE SANTORO
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Concetta Santoro, 85, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, passed away peacefully October 20, 2012. She was born September 9, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, to Fedele and Theresa Lovero.
Concetta "Connie" married Leo Santoro on July 31, 1948. They were married just one month shy of 62 years before his passing on June 23, 2010. She was a devoted homemaker to her husband and five children. Connie enjoyed cooking, shopping, bicycle riding, walking, and being with her family.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo; parents, Fedele and Theresa; brothers, Frank, Gus and Joe; and sisters, Clara, Nancy and Camilla. She is survived by her children, Mike Santoro (Sue) of Solvang, Lorraine Alabise (Joe) of Canoga Park, Diana Gonzalez (David) of Simi Valley, Robert Santoro (Debi) of Santa Ynez, and Leonora Rovtar (Joe) of Santa Ynez; grandchildren, Anthony, Nicholas, Christopher, Amber and Brandon; her sister, Rose; and many nieces and nephews. THE DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME
God looked around his garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, and he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult, he closed your tired eyes,
He whispered to you "Peace Be Thine",
And gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You've left us precious memories, your love will be our guide,
You live on through your children, you're always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you on the day God called you home. By Vera and Lorne Thompson She will be deeply missed by all.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Loper Mortuary, 2465 Baseline Ave., Ballard, CA. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Published in Los Angeles Daily News from Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, 2012