Felipe Santiago, 72, beloved husband of Fanny Villacreses Santiago of Norwalk, passed away on Aug. 31 at Bridgeport Hospital.
Mr. Santiago was born on Dec. 28, 1945 in Orocovis, Puerto Rico and moved to Stamford in 1967, where he met and married his wife and started a family.
In 1988, he and his family moved to Norwalk. For 30 years, Felipe worked for the Town of Darien, until he retired in 2014.
Felipe will be remembered by his wife of 48 years, Fanny V. Santiago, his three children and their spouses Sylvia Santiago (Marc Cote), Edwin Santiago (Yissel Monegro) and Sonia Santiago Marrero (Eddie Marrero); his siblings: Juan Santiago of Norwalk and Ana Nelida, Angel Luis, Luz Maria, Maria Elsa and Ada Elba, all from Puerto Rico.
He leaves behind five grandchildren: Fernando, Emanuel, Miguel, Alexander and Daniel, who loved their “Abuelo,” and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Agapito and Adela Vazquez Santiago; his brothers: Justiniano and Jose Santiago; and his sister, Antonia Cruz.
— an obituary from Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home
Felipe will always be remembered as a good spirited, warm-hearted and kind, loving person who helped anyone and everyone as if they were family. He brought love and laughter to all occasions with his endless charm. He enjoyed gardening, baseball, listening to music and especially his grandkids.
Friends may greet the family on Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Hoyt-Cognetta Funeral Home, 5 East Wall Street, Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday Sept. 5 at St. Mary Church, 669 West Ave. Norwalk. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Norwalk.
For more information, or to leave an online condolence, please visit the funeral home website.