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Lanita F. Santoro
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    Scotia, NY 12302

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“I am so disappointed that I was not the only baby sitter to be locked out of the house!! The boys were so good at getting you on the other side of...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Amelia Nardone - Schenectady, NY

“We would like to let you know your thoughts are with you and your family at this time... Your mother was a wonderful person, she will be greatly...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Delapp/ Lane Family - Schenectady, NY

“Paulie, Ralphy, Gary and Mary Beth, Sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. Cindi ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Cindi Mars - Petersburgh, NY

“Sending you our deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Scott Dedrick & Patricia Puleski - NY

“Dear Mary Beth, Gary, Paulie and Frankie, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Aunt Teeter. She was a sweet and pretty lady who was very proud of...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Wales - Niece

“Dearest Paulie, Gary, Ralphy & Marybeth - Oh My - What memories I have ! I wish we could all sit around so that I could share countless stories...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Sandy (May) Meader - Ballston Spa, NY

“Paul Gary Ralph & Mary Beth Wishing you comfort in the loss of your mom Dan & Darlene Miller Louise Gorzynski ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: daniel w miller sr - schenectady, NY

“Dear Mary Beth & Family...I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother....my thoughts & prayers are with you at this very sad time...may your...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Paul Michel - Schenectady, NY

“Dear Paul Sr., Gary, Ralph Sr. Marybeth, Paul Jr., Ralph Jr. (my son), & Franklin , the Mueller's, the Deyoe's and your entire family. I just wanted...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Sonya Cicardi - East Greenbush, NY

“Paul, Gary, Ralph, and Mary Beth I know your mom endured many years of suffering and it is easy to say her suffering is over. But that won't fill the...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: David May - Delanson, NY

“Lanita was a devoted wife and mother. What we all will remember her for was her courage and stoicism as she endured rheumatoid arthritis. She was...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Laura Mueller - Hinsdale, IL

“I am sorry for your loss. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Deborah Depoalo - Schenectady, NY

“You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May your Mom and Dad rest in peace together. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Dominic Leone and Linda Mina - NY

“Mary Beth and family- Please know we are thinking of you at this difficult time and offer our condolences. Peace to all of you. Kathy and Rit Lupi ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Lupi - Schenectady, NY

“The Massaro would like to extent their deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Benny & Sandy Massaro - Rotterdam, NY

“We are so happy you came to visit us in May of 2013. We shall cherish that memory always. Happy trails, Aunt Lanita. You were one tough cookie! ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Diane Deyoe and Connie Stapleton - AZ


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Lanita F. Santoro, 79, of Duanesburg passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at her home with family at her side. One of eight children, Lanita was born in Berlin, NY to the late Melvin and Evelyn (Hull) Deyoe. Lanita was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School. She worked as an associate at Frank Santoro and Sons, and operated Rotterdam Storage.

Lanita was a very active member of the Rotterdam Republican Club when she was young. She enjoyed bowling, dining out and shopping. She also enjoyed travel very much, especially to Europe with her daughter, MaryBeth. She traveled extensively throughout the United States, South America, Alaska and Hawaii with her husband Frank and her brother and sister-in-law, Bill and MaryLou Deyoe.

Lanita was a kind, generous, loving mother and wife. Despite being afflicted with Rheumatoid Arthritis for many years, she always provided support and encouragement to all, especially her children. Her courage, strength, fortitude and perseverance were an inspiration to all that knew and loved her. She never complained and always did her best regardless of how she felt.

Lanita is predeceased by her husband Frank whom she married in 1952. She is also predeceased by her siblings Melvin Deyoe, Eugene Deyoe, Donald Deyoe and Olive Green.

She is survived by her daughter MaryBeth Santoro of Rotterdam, sons Paul Santoro, Sr. of Princetown, Gary Santoro of Princetown and Ralph Santoro of Duanesburg, brothers William Deyoe (MaryLou) of Tuscon, AZ and Norman Deyoe (Sandy) of Westchester, sister Joyce Ferraro of Glenville, brother and sister-in-law Ralph and Laura Mueller of Hinsdale, IL, 3 grandchildren, Paul Jr., Ralph Jr., and Franklin as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in St. Cyril & Method Cemetery, Rotterdam.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lanita's loving and dedicated caregivers, Lorraine, Sue, Shelly, Lindsey, Taia, Debbie, Katie and Carrie who always went above and beyond to assure her care and comfort.

Donations in Lanita's name can be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 1717 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12205 or to the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Scotia, NY 12302.