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Charles Angelo Santoro  WWII


March 30, 1925 - April 1, 2012

Santoro, Jr., Charles A. (Charlie), 87, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of South Ozone Park, Queens, NY, went home to be with Jesus on Palm Sunday, after a courageous struggle with kidney/heart failure. Charlie was a brave, decorated WWII US Marine Veteran of Iwo Jima (Corporal First Class). He was a 29-year career NYPD Detective (100th Precinct), before retiring to Boca Raton in 1988. Charlie leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Carmela (Millie), daughters Virginia Santoro, Charlene (Tony) Velez, Donna (Dave) Bowman, grandson Andrew Velez, granddaughters Chelsea and Allison Bowman, brother Pasquale (Virginia) Santoro, nephews, nieces, and countless friends both near and far. He was predeceased by his father, Charles Sr., mother Vincenza, brother Anthony (Doris) Santoro, and sister Ann (Charles) MacCormack.He was a devoted husband and father, a thoughtful, gentle man who is already sorely missed by all who were blessed to know him. Today Charlie knows - the best is yet to come! - Visitation: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Babione West Boca Funeral Home, 10060 Calle Comercio Drive, Boca Raton, FL, Phone: 561/483-9500. Memorial Service: Thursday, April 5th, 10:00 am, SonCoast Community Church, 7500 E. Country Club Blvd., Boca Raton, FL, Phone: 561/997-6109. Internment immediately following: South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 S. State Road 7, Lake Worth, FL. Donations in Charlie's memory may be made to the Begin American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association . Arrangements entrusted to Babione Funeral Home,

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