New London - John A. Santiago, 64, former New London Police Detective, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Beechwood Manor & Rehabilitation Center, New London, surrounded by his family.
He was born June 18, 1948, the son of the late Juan Alberto and Roslia Reyes Fantauffi. John served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam from 1966 until 1969. He then served in the Connecticut National Guard from 1976 until 1987. John worked for the New London Police Department from 1972 until 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Iris E. (Rivera) Santiago; a son, John A. Santiago Jr.; and a sister, Lisa Hernandez.
He was predeceased by a sister, Elba Bonilla.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. Interment will follow in the Connecticut Veterans Cemetery, Middletown with military honors. Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
Published in The Day on Jul. 14, 2012.