July 12, 1923 - January 11, 2018
Santagate, Rose Christine, of Revere, formerly of Everett, died suddenly on January 11, 2018 at the age of 94. She was the beloved wife of the late Guy J. Santagate, formerly of Chelsea, devoted mother of Angelo Santagate and his wife Arlene of Revere. Cherished grandmother of Lisa (Santagate) and Stephen Moreland of Southlake TX and Dina (Santagate) and Burke Fowler of Beverly. Adoring great-grandmother of Madison and Mia Moreland, and Brooke and Dylan Fowler. Dear sister of Ann LaRosa of Hallendale FL and her late husband Phil LaRosa, Gloria Colantuoni of Peabody and her late husband Jerry Colantuoni, and the late Eleanor Brickley and Paul Vietro. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Rose always had a passion for dance. In her earlier years, she danced ballet, pointe, tap and acrobatic and performed in the Boston area in traveling shows and even had her own instruction studio. In her later years, one of her favorite past times was going dancing on weekends with her hubby. They were a dazzling sight on the dance floor. She also liked to bowl and play cards in her spare time. She worked at such places as Pewter Pot in downtown Boston and several other downtown stores where she always greeted everyone with her beautiful smile. She loved to cook for her family and friends and made killer meatballs and gravy. She was often seen delivering meals to neighbors who loved her cooking. Her dedication and love for her family were evident in everything she did. Her beautiful light, caring heart, and spunk will be missed by all who knew her. Services from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home, 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday January 19, 2018 at 9:00am. Funeral Mass at St Anthony’s Church at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Buonfiglio’s. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Northeast Animal Shelter,347 Highland Ave, Salem MA 01970, 978-745-9888, www.northeastanimalshelter.org/donate are welcomed.