John L. Santos

John L. Santos, 77, of Marion died April 28, 2018 unexpectedly at home.

He was the husband of Karen J. (Andrews) Santos and the late Linda (Lopes) Santos.

Born in Whitman, MA, the son of the late Marion A. (Pina) Santos and raised by the late Raymond and Laura Pina, he lived in Marion most of his life.

Mr. Santos was a communicant of St. Rita’s Church in Marion.

He was formerly employed by Yellow Pages as an advertising salesman and later aided and assisted the needs of the behaviorally impaired at the Chamberlain School and Community Connections.

Mr. Santos enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. He coached youth soccer, enjoyed going to the beach, swimming and watching New England sports teams.

Survivors include his wife; a son, John J. Santos and his wife Keri of Bedford, NH; 2 daughters, Tara Perez and her husband Michael of Norwalk, CT and Elise Bryant and her husband Robert of West Palm Beach, FL; 2 brothers, Raymond Pina of Taunton and Ronald Pina of Reseda, CA; a sister, Brenda DePina of Whitman; 3 beautiful grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Carl Pina.

His Funeral will be held on Thursday at 9 AM from the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett, followed by his Funeral Mass at St. Anthony’s Church at 10 AM. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 3-8 PM. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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