Sandra (Arrigo) Santarpio, 77, passed away surrounded by family on May 17, 2021, in Boston, MA, after a brief illness.
Sandra grew up in East Boston, MA where she went on to raise her family. She graduated from Girl’s High School in 1961. She married her husband, George Santarpio, on June 27, 1980. Sandra was a dedicated mother first and foremost. In her free time, she enjoyed spending time with her best friends of 70+ years, traveling and putting an embarrassing amount of ice cubes in her Pinot Noir. Known particularly for her famous chicken wings, Sandra was also a phenomenal cook and you always knew you would eat well at her table and were welcome in her home.
She especially loved her role as “Nana” later in life and enjoyed spending countless hours with her grandson. She was a fierce friend who was always there for you, putting your needs above her own without question and she will truly be missed by so many people.
Sandra is predeceased by her husband of 39 years, who she lost in 2020, and her father George Arrigo. She is survived by her mother Laura (Pagano) Arrigo; her beloved daughter Alicia, her fiance Joe Ayoub and grandson Keegan of North Andover; her stepson Marc, his wife Elizabeth, their children Nicholas and Emily of Boxford; her stepdaughter Julie, her husband James, their children Jessica, Kimberly and Christina of Chambersburg, PA; her brother George Arrigo and family; her sister Doreen Shanahan and family; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends who were like family to her.
There will be no formal services at this time. There will be a private celebration of life for close friends and family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sandra's name to the American Cancer Society.
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