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Esther Santiago

December 21, 1925 ~ February 5, 2019 (age 93)

HOLYOKE

Esther Santiago, age 93, of Essex Street in Holyoke, passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 5, 2019 with her family at her bedside. She leaves 4 children: Maria Sotolongo of Holyoke, Elsa Santiago of Holyoke, Guillermo Santiago of New York, and Ruben Santiago of Florida. She leaves 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was a woman of strength, courage, wisdom, and above all devoted to her faith. Committed to her family, she enjoyed playing chess, card games, and had a great sense of humor. You could always count on her for a smile. She was our sunshine. She worked in New York City fashion industry since the 1940s where she retired from as a dressmaker, working alongside the fashion designers. She loved, was loved, and will be dearly missed. Calling hours will be held on Friday February 8 from 10:00 to 1:00pm at the Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home, 2049 Northampton Street, with the burial to follow at Forestdale Cemetery in Holyoke.

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