Geraldine (Sanville) Santos

February 19th, 2012
Geraldine (Sanville) Santos, age 66, of Tewksbury, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on February 18, 2012, at Saints Medical in Lowell.
Geraldine was born and raised in Woburn, MA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Daniel and Beatrice Sanville.
Geraldine married Bob Santos in 1964, they had a good life together, raised a wonderful family, and shared over 46 years of marriage before Bob’s passing in March of 2011; Geraldine missed him terribly.   Geraldine loved being a mother and she especially loved being a “Nana” to her three beautiful granddaughters.  Following her retirement from Analog Devices in Wilmington after 25 years of dedicated service, she immediately jumped at the chance to take care of her granddaughters.  Geraldine was very talented and she loved to teach her granddaughters how to do crafts.
In her spare time, Geraldine loved to go shopping and go to dinner with her friends from Analog.
Geraldine will be remembered for her quiet nature and for her devotion to her family and friends who will miss her terribly.
Geraldine was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Santos, devoted mother of Robert J. Santos & his wife Catherine and Daniel W. Santos & his wife Gail all of Tewksbury, loving Nana of Christine, Elizabeth, and Daniella, dear sister of Marie & Harold Skinner of Tewksbury, the late William & Gail Sanville of Connecticut, and George & Agnes Wilson of Florida, Geraldine is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, February 23rd at 11:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 12:00 noon. Visiting hours Wednesday, February 22nd from 5-8 p.m . Memorial donations in Geraldine’s name be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Attn: Development Office, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215

13 Entries in Guest Book for “Geraldine (Sanville) Santos”

  1. McIntyre Family says:

    Rob, Cathy & Christine,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Denise, Jim, Lauren & Erin

  2. Raymond Mercuri says:

    My heart goes out to the Santos family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ray Mercuri Jr

  3. Anita (Rosa) Gleason says:

    I think I have known Geraldine (did anyone really call her that??) my whole life. I can only remember good things about her, even in high school. How does one do that? She managed, and then married a nice guy. What a blessing she was and is to everyone, especially her family. My heart is heavy, but I know she went right to a huge party, with lots of hugging and laughing!!! Thoughts and prayers for her family and good friends….from heaven on earth (the Berkshires)-Anita

  4. Christine Jackson says:

    To My Brother -in-Law Rob, My sister Cathy, my beautiful neice and God daughter Christine,
    We know how much you will miss Nana (with the pooches). I remember how many crafts she did with you Tine and how you were the center,along with your cousins, of her and Papa’s lives. They were the perfect granparents. They went to all your recitals,basketball games and anything else you were involved with at the time. You made them so proud and I know you always will. We love all of you and wish we were there to give you all a big hug. We are thinking of you and praying for Nana.

    Love Aunt Christine, Uncle Randy and Daniel, Anne and Erin.

  5. Dan & Sonja Halliday says:

    Rob, Cathy and Christine,
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. Jimbo McHugh says:

    Rob and Dan,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time.

  7. Mr. & Mrs . Robert McHugh says:

    Rob and Dan ,
    We are so sorry for the loss of your mom . Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Santos family during this very difficult time .

  8. Nina Galante says:

    I was so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. May your memories keep her close to your heart. May she rest in peace with your Dad.

  9. Mary-Alice Cavens says:

    Rob and Dan,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time.

  10. Michael Burns says:

    Dan and Rob,
    Sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

  11. The Mercuri Family says:

    Dear Rob, Danny and Santos Family
    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    The Mercuri Family

  12. Kerri & Briana Walker says:

    Cathy, Christine, Rob & families:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    From Kerri, Briana & Family.

  13. dan santos says:

    thank you for always being my protector and inspiration. i miss you more everyday that goes by without you. i am so grateful that you guided me to today and not what has been in the past, Thank you!! i know elizabeth talks to you and papa every night and shes always looking for something to remind her of you from butterflies to flowers. she hasnt realized that its her that is you. she is my remebrance of your personality, from stubborn to caring and smiling to firm. thank you for all those talks we had after dad passed and you understanding through everything and guiding our minds together. you are and will always be the world to me and will be forever missed.
    i love you mom.
    again i thank you for being you.
    hug dad for me.
    your son,

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