John A. Santangelo

John A. Santangelo, 78 of Rochester, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Ann E. (Jehnke) Santangelo. To whom he shared 53 years of marriage

            Born in Plainfield, NJ, a son of the late Louis F. and Pauline D. (Russo) Santangelo, he was a long time resident of Southcoast. John was a St. Peter’s High School and received his Master’s degree from New Jersey Institute Technology. He was employed as Director of Process Development for Johnson and Johnson for 30 years, retiring in 1996.

            John enjoyed woodworking, cribbage, research and technology; he was an avid reader and loved to share his knowledge to help others.

            In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by three sons, Rev. Christopher Santangelo of CA, Michael Santangelo of East Freetown and Scott Santangelo and his wife Kristen of Assonet; two daughters, Marybeth Bellefeville of East Freetown and Kathleen Allen and her husband Scott of Bridgewater; seven grandchildren, Jacob, Heather, Alexander, Charles, Emily, Daniel and Kora; a sister, Rosemarie Bersch of New Jersey and many nieces and nephews.

            Arrangements are in the care of Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA. “Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, John’s services will be private for immediate family.” To leave a note of condolence:

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