Josephine (McNeil) Santiago

  • Born: January 31, 1946
  • Died: December 9, 2016
  • Location: Chelsea, Massachusetts

Smith Funeral Home

125 Washington Avenue
Chelsea, MA 02150

Tel. (617) 889-1177

Tribute & Message From The Family

SANTIAGO- Of Chelsea, December 9th, Josephine E. (McNeil). Devoted wife of Aleandro Santiago. Beloved mother of Aleandro Santiago, Jr. and his wife Ruth and Rosa Santiago and her husband Hector Melendez all of Lynn, Anna Nieves and her husband Ramon and Anibal Santiago and his wife Michelle all of Chelsea and Maria Santiago of Malden. Dear sister of Harriet Santiago of Revere, Patricia Gatta of Rhode Island an dthe late Edward McNeil, Raymond McNeil, Donald McNeil, Daniel McNeil, Dorothy Gallagher, Mary Morton and Joan Heald. Cherished grandmother of James Santiago, Melissa Santiago, Aleandro Santiago, Timothy Vega, Vanessa Vega, Kassandra Vega, Ramon Nieves, Jr. Bianca Nieves, Taisha Santiago, Biba Santiago, Xavier Santiago, Sable Santiago, Demetrus Wilkerson and the late Tanya Vega and Melissa Vega. Also lovingly survived by her great grandchildren, Tyler Hussey, Blake Hussey, Caridid Hescock, Maynard Hescock, Sage Hescock, Jordan Vega, Jaydalee Vega, Timothy Vega, Jr., Kaylani Otero, Jeremiah Cepeda, Bayleigh Bachelor and Brody Bachelor as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Funeral from the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Friday, December 16th at 9 AM followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 10 o'clock. Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-8 PM. Services will conclude with interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rip jojo i remember you from addison street in chelsea i lived next door to you sorry to hear of your passing

Posted by Judy connors starke Starke - Gardner, MA - Friend   January 07, 2017

God bless you and rest in peace

Posted by Patty Cowels - Chelsea, MA - Friend   December 15, 2016

Rosa,Ana,Anibal,Maria and Aleandros,I am so deeply sorry to hear about your Mom. I spent lots of time at your house when we were growing up. I loved JoJo's cooking. I will always picture her as a little peanut with a swinging ponytail and a big smile on her face. She was a great lady. I hope you all find peace and strength to get through this difficult time. Love to you all. Rest in peace JoJo. Say Hi to my Mom in Heaven.

Posted by Lynne Ligocki Gauthier - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   December 13, 2016

I am so saddened by this news. I am so glad that we all got to see her Last month at the shower. Jojo was more than just a family friend she was family. My parents knew her for 40 + years and one of moms best friends. We have so many memories of her at the Dilkey house that we will always Cherish. RIP Jojo U will always be in our hearts. My prayers and my condolences to the Santiago Family at this difficult time.

Posted by Christine Dilkey - Taunton, MA - Family Friend   December 13, 2016

Sorry for your loss you are in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by Bob Doucette - Friend   December 13, 2016

My Condolences to Santiago family, God bless everyone, May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you.

Posted by Daisy Flores-Pinet - Chelsea, MA - Friend   December 13, 2016


R.I.P. Josephine / JO JO

Posted by David Hescock - New Bedford / Chelsea, MA - Family Friend   December 13, 2016

R,I,P JoJo

Posted by David Hescock - New Bedford / Chelsea, MA - Family Friend   December 13, 2016

Maria, Michelle and Family,

It's very sad to hear of your Mom's passing. I never met her but what a nice big family she had, so sorry for your loss and hope your all getting through this OK.

Posted by Mike Morris - Billerica, MA - Coworker   December 13, 2016

Timothy, Vanessa and Kassandra I am so sorry for the loss of your grandmother. My condolences to you and your entire family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May she RIP.

Posted by Yahaira Velez - Revere, MA - Family Friend   December 13, 2016


Maria and family. My heart goes out to all of you at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May she Rest In Peace. Another angel has gone to Heaven.AVQgm

Posted by Joan Rossetti - Chelsea, MA - Acquaintance   December 12, 2016

Anibal, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by Willie and family Ortiz -, FL - Friend   December 12, 2016

Anibal, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.

Posted by Willie and family Ortiz -, FL - Friend   December 12, 2016

To the family of Josephine ,I'm truly saddened by the passing of Josephine. We became friends from St.Rose's school and would talk waiting for our grandchildren. Only knowing JoJo for the past 4 years seemed like I knew her all my life. Jo Jo was so full of life,kind soul and a smile that would light up a room. Jo Jo and my husband shared the same birthday . She was a very special lady who left me with many great conversation I'll always remember . JoJo fly your wings and rip. My deepest sympathy
Margie & family

Posted by Margaret Lever - Everett, MA - Friend   December 12, 2016

Hello Maria , We are saddened to hear the news of your mom's passing , we here in the DS Graphics shipping dept would like to offer our deepest sympathy a condolences to you and your family . if you need anything call us 978-569-1388

Norman LeVasseur
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120 Stedman Street
Lowell,MA 01851

Posted by NORMAN LEVASSEUR - Lowell, MA - Friend   December 12, 2016