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Salvatore Santorelli

Obituary for Salvatore Santorelli

November 25, 1944 - February 27, 2019
Wakefield, Massachusetts | Age 74

Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather & Brother


Salvatore Santorelli, 74, of Wakefield died on Wednesday, February 27 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Born in Paternopoli, Avellino, Italy on November 25, 1944, he was the son of the late Pasquale and Palmira (Petruzzo) Santorelli.

Mr. Santorelli was raised in Paternopoli, Avellino, Italy. He moved to Woburn in 1965 and had been a Wakefield resident since 1973. Mr. Santorelli was the owner of Santorelli Construction Company in Wakefield. He enjoyed gardening, winemaking and playing bocce.

Mr. Santorelli is survived by his wife Carmela (Molinaro) Santorelli, his four children: Palmira S. Bruno and her husband Louis of Scarsdale, NY, Pasquale Santorelli and his wife Suzanne of Windham, NH, Alessandra Santorelli and her husband Jose Montes of Monroe, CT and Nancy Santorelli of Brooklyn, NY. He was the beloved Nonno of Jose, Francesca and Pia Montes Santorelli, Luca, Arianna and Gino Santorelli and Gianluca Bruno. He was the brother of the late Antonio Santorelli and his surviving wife Guilia, the late Pasquale Santorelli, the late Raffaela Barbieri and her surviving husband Raffaele, his surviving sister Rosa Cresta and her late husband Giuseppe and his surviving brother Gerardo Santorelli and his wife Tina. He is also survived by his former sister in- law Doris Santorelli as well as large extended family.

His Funeral will be held from the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Monday at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Joseph Church 173 Albion St., Wakefield at 10am. Interment will be at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield. Visitation for relatives and friends will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-6pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, 3011 Townsgate Rd, Suite 450, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America
    3011 Townsgate Rd, Suite 450
    Westlake Village, CA 91361

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Wakefield, MA 01880
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