Madeline M. Santos, 105, died peacefully Saturday, December 16, 2017 at The Tremont Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in Wareham. She was the wife of the late John Peter Santos.
Born in Newport, RI, she was the daughter of the late John and Julia Britto. A homemaker, Mrs. Santos lived in Marion and Mattapoisett for many years. Upon retirement, she lived in Lakeland, FL. She was a strong advocate for gender rights and education.
A devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with her family, singing and dancing.
She worked for Aerovox Corporation and the Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard. During World War II, she was proud to be a production welder in the spirit of Rosie the Riveter.
She is survived by her sons, John P. Santos, Jr. of Lakeland, FL, and Andrew J. Santos of Marion and their spouses; her six grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her three brothers and three sisters.
Her funeral service will be held on Wed., Dec. 27, 2017 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., (Rt. 28) Wareham at 10 am. Relatives and friends are invited to visit from 9 to 10 am prior to the service. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in her memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148. For directions and on-line guestbook visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com