Joseph R. Santoro, (83 years old), loving husband, father, grandfather was born on April 3, 1938, predeceased by Frank and Lena Santoro, passed from this earth on Sunday, November 21, 2021 surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his loving wife Donna Santoro of 59 1/2 years, daughters Mary Lee Santoro (Dennis Palumbo), Francesca “Chessy” Santoro, Donna Lee Natale (Dan Natale,Jr.), grandchildren Sydney (17), Lena (15), and Danny Natale (9). He grew up in Port Chester, NY until the age of three and spent the rest of his life in Banksville, NY.
Joe was a graduating member of the Greenwich High School class of 1956. He served in the Air National Guard stationed at Westchester Airport. He ran the Marine Department at his family business, Willow Motors Sales of Port Chester, NY. He enjoyed mechanics and repairing motors.
Joe had a passion for antique cars, boating and fishing. He was a proud and devoted member of the Banksville Independent Fire Company for 50 years.
He also enjoyed being a part of The Gateway Antique Auto Club for many years running car shows, traveling to events and gatherings. Joe and his wife loved taking vacations in Cape Cod, spending time in Austerlitz, NY and enjoyed family dinners. He was very proud of his family.
A mass to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at St. Timothy’s Chapel Greenwich, CT.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Banksville Independent Fire Company or the Banksville Community House.