April 25, 1944 - Sept. 6, 2021 On September 6th 2021 at 6:15 A.M. Nilda Iris Santiago ended her race here on earth and went home to be with the Lord. As 2nd Corinthians 5:8 says " …...to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". Nilda served as a bilingual teacher at P.S. 1 in Sunset Park Brooklyn N.Y. for 25 years. During her tenure there she was voted teacher of the year in 1990. Nilda was passionate about many things, among those things were love of family, the children she taught and her dog Bella. Among her many hobbies, Nilda loved gardening, landscape painting and spent many hours solving Sudoku puzzles. She is survived by her sisters Lydia M. Santiago, Carmen G. Santiago, Aida L. Arroyo, Edda N. Santiago, as well as her brother Jose S. Santiago, her beloved nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and her beloved dog Bella. Nilda was predeceased by her loving parents, Jose S. Santiago and Lydia M.Costa Santiago. Visitation is at Harmon Funeral Home, 571 Forest Ave., Staten Is. NY 10310, from 2-4 p. and 7-9 pm. on September 17, 2021. Funeral Mass is at Church of the Assumption, 15 Webster Ave., Staten Is NY 10301, on September 18, 2021, at 9:45 – 10:20 am.
Published by Staten Island Advance from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2021.