Frank Santaniello 85, passed away on November 26, 2021. He was the beloved husband of 35 years to the late Margaret “Peggy” A. (Waldron) Santaniello.He was born in Springfield, MA to the late Saverio and Antonette (Santaniello) Santaniello and resided in Belchertown for over 40 years. In addition to his wife, Peggy, who passed away in 2008, Frank was also predeceased by his two brothers Ralph Santaniello and Carmino Santaniello. He retired from the Springfield Police Department having spent over 29 years of dedicated service to the community. Frank was well known for his time on the Springfield Police department as Motorcycle Cop and the creator of the Mounted Horse Patrol, Frank loved being a cop.Frank also loved sports and was a avid baseball player in his youth, even competing in a tournament against future Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew.Frank is survived by his loving family, 3 children, Saverio “Sam” Santaniello and his wife Christine of Springfield, MA, Paul Santaniello and his wife Dorothy, of Longmeadow, MA, Antonette Walker and her husband William, of Barre, MA; 8 grandchildren, Gia Torres and her husband Benjamin, Saverio Santaniello, Nina O’Connor and her husband Patrick, Carina Boucher and her husband Dan, Mario Santaniello and his wife Chelsea, Dominic Walker and his wife Jordyn, Joseph Santaniello and his fiancé Stephanie Welch, Gabbie Walker; 3 great grandchildren, Alessandra Torres, Sofia Boucher, Beckham Walker; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.
The family wishes to thank Mike Mathras for his friendship and care given to Frank. Calling hours will take place from 4:00PM-7:00PM on Thursday December 2nd, 2021 at the Forastiere Smith Funeral & Cremation, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow with a funeral home service at 6:30PM.Burial will be private in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Northampton. www.forastiere.com
Published by The Republican from Nov. 29 to Nov. 30, 2021.