John G. Santora, Sr., 88

John G. Santora, Sr.
John G. Santora, Sr.

John G. Santora, Sr., 88, of Fulton, died Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at home following a long illness. He retired after 40 years with Sealright Company in Fulton. John served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

John was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor Santora in 2002 and by his son, M/Sgt. John G. Santora, Jr. in 1984.

Surviving are his daughter, Mary (Paul) Clarke of Fulton; grandchildren, Melissa Clarke of UT, Paul (Anna) Clarke, Jr. of Fulton, Cicily Santora of FL and John (Lynsey) Santora of GA; great-grandchildren, Landon and Jancee Hansen, Cameron, Caleb, Corinne and Cassandra Clarke and Hayden John Santora; several nieces and nephews.

Respecting John’s wishes there will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton in the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of NYS, 155 Washington Avenue, Suite 210, Albany, NY 12210.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.
Fulton – Hannibal


  1. We are so sorry to hear about Johns passing, he was a great guy who became a father to us after we lost ours. We will remember him always smiling, friendly, whistling and waving and asking us how we were doing! Unfortunately we are in Florida and can not pay our last respects.

  2. Mary We are so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May GOD’s love shine on you at this time.
    Ricky and Suzanne

  3. Mary We are so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May GOD’s love shine on you through this

    Ricky and Suzanne

  4. I am so sad to hear of your Dad passing. I have loss another good friend. We had many long talks and everyone at the nursing home looked forward to seeing him come down the hall. I could hear him long before I as able to see him. He always came down the hall singing or whistling. He stopped and spoke to every resident and employee. He would give everyone a piece of hard candy and telling us to have a good day. He also thanked the employees for all the good care they gave the residents at the nursing home. Saying God Bless you and all that you do. He was an happy and high energy man that passed on his happiness to others. He was a postive influence so on many! He was always so proud of his gardening and I had to visit him so he could show me all his plants he had grown that year. He never for got to bring me some of his fresh produce esp his garlic. I will miss him and the wonderful man that he was. If everyone could have his personality this world would be alot better off. RIP John. I will miss you! My prayers to you Mary and your family at this difficult time. If there is anything I can do let me know. Bonnie Woodward

  5. I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Santoro’s death. I met Eleanor and John when Eleanor was ill and will never forget his cheerfulness, generosity, and loving care of his wife, as well as his assistance to others. He was truly a loving spirit and the world will miss him.

    All my sympathy to his children and family,
    Laurie Bishop

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