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Marjorie M. (Hall) Santo
  • Malden Catholic Scholarship Fund in memory of Marjorie M. Santo
    99 Crystal St.
    Malden, MA 02148

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“To Bobby and the Santo FamilyI just heard and I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Santo. Such a wonderful lady! Your family is in my...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Matt DAgostino - North Andover, MA

“Dear Officer Santo,So sorry to here about your mom. She sounds like a great lady. To read about how in love they were is so heart warming! Reminds...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Ann Molk - Danvers, MA - Friend

“Steve, Sorry for the loss of your. Been on vacation and just saw the notice. Take all the time you need.Rick G. ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“From our family to yours, Our sincere sympathy in the loss of Margie. She was such a vibrant and happy person, she will be greatly missed.Sincerely,...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Margaret Lavargna - Revere, MA

“From our family to yours, Our sincere sympathy in the loss of Margie. She was such a vibrant and happy person, she will be greatly missed...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Bob Santo was devoted to his wife and family and showed that love through his effort and attention to detail when we worked together at Malden High...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Bob Hines - Peabody, MA

“We are among those who saw Margie &Bob walking and their love for each other shining through. With our deepest sympathy-Ann & Mike Lahiff ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Ann Lahiff - Melrose - Neighbor

“Dear Bob and Family,I am so sorry to learn that Marjorie lost her very brave and courageous battle with this terrible disease. Please accept my...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: J. Randall Huber - Melrose, MA

“John, Lori and I extend our sympathies to you all !Sincerely, alice casamento ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Frank & I have so many great memories that include Margie & Bobby! There were the annual cousins cookouts that we've had for the last 10 years for...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Judy & Frank Santo - Family

“To Bobby and all of Margies family, I was very sadden to here of Margies passing, I send my deep sympathy at this time of sadness. ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: Donnie Puopolo - Malden, MA

“I will always remember watching her and Bob stroll the neighborhood hand in hand. Back in the day, I was a "paperboy" and always looked forward to...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Gary McManus - Saugus, MA

“It is with great sadness hearing of the passing of my cousin Margie. My deepest sympathies to Bobby, Nancy, Sandy, Stephen and Robert. I will keep...Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Shirley "Forsyth" Kelly - GA

“Dear Bob & Family:Rose and I were saddened by the news of Margie's passing! What an extraordinary and vibrant person she was - always with a smile...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Myron Dittmer - Melrose, MA

“To Cousin Bobby and family we were saddened to hear of Margie's passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts during this difficult time. We will...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Paul and Susan Chapman - TN

“I looked forward to seeing the two of them walking the neighborhood with his arm draped over her shoulder I always thought it was the cutest thing in...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Joan Macmillan -Bell - Melrose, MA

“Our deepest sympathies to the family on your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With love from her sister Peggy (Hall) Ballard, nephew...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Tom Ballard - Glendale, AZ

“Margie was one of Edgeworth's finest. RIP Margie 6s5kU ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: John & Carol Angelo - MA - Friend

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Marjorie M. (Hall) Santo, of Melrose, died on August 8, 2017 at the age of 83. Margie grew up as the youngest of four children. She had many interests in school including, cheerleading, drama, majorette, and playing the guitar. Margie liked Bob since she was a young girl. She used to say that she chased him until she caught him. Margie was a stay at home mother who raised four children, two boys and two girls. Every afternoon she had a home baked snack ready for her children when they returned from school. Margie was a wonderful seamstress and quilter. She taught her girls to cook and sew at a young age.
As the children moved away Margie loved walking Revere Beach with Bob and picking up beach glass, sitting on her front porch visiting with neighbors and reminiscing about growing up, and going on the bus to Mohegan.
Margie loved her children, ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. She enjoyed decorating her house for the holidays, especially Christmas, when every square inch was covered with decorations. She especially loved cooking and baking for her family and friends. She was known to bring baked goods to the staff at CVS, to her doctors and their staffs, the mail girl, neighbors and many others. She would even run outside to city workers and police officers providing cold drinks and snacks when they were working on her street.
Margie also had the gift of gab. Everyone in town, at the mall, the beach, wherever she went, provided an opportunity for conversation. And everyone who saw her walking with Bob, hand in hand or with his arm around her shoulder commented on how cute they were and how much their love for one another showed. Bob was her protector, when they were just starting out as a young couple and as their time together faded away.
Margie was petite in stature but those who knew her well knew that she was tough and a force to be reckoned with. Margie pulled no punches with anyone. Her children, especially, knew that she was the boss and were more afraid of her then their father. Even when she received her diagnosis this year, she was determined to beat her cancer. When she saw her children upset, she would say "Knock it off, I'm fine." When Bob would get discouraged, she would say, "Snap out of it!" She even had a sign on her refrigerator that said, "Cancer sucks."
Marjorie was the beloved wife of Robert J. Santo of Melrose for 62 years. Loving mother of Stephen P. Santo & his wife Charlene of Brockton, Nancy L. Ambrosino & her husband Anthony of Middleton, Sandra J. Santo of Melrose, and Robert C. Santo & his wife Bridgette of Manchester. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and nieces, nephews, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Friday, August 11th from 4-7PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Saturday, Aug. 12th at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Oak Dale Cemetery, Middleton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marjorie's memory to the Malden Catholic Scholarship Fund, 99 Crystal St., Malden, MA 02148.