Leo   Santos

Leo Santos

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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A full obWATERBURY – Leo Santos, age 83, of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 26, 2020 at Waterbury Gardens Nursing Center for Rehab after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Virginia (Labbe) Santos.

Leo was born June 10, 1937 in Waterbury, CT, the son of the late Able and Virginia (Larosa) Dos Santos. Leo attended local schools and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army Reserves. In his younger years, Leo worked as a butcher at the former Gagliardi Farm for over 35 years and then continued his career as a machinist at Highland Manufacturing until his retirement in 1999. One of Leo’s favorite past times was spending time in the yard or sitting on the patio relaxing. He was a BINGO and card enthusiast and look forward to making trips to Mohegan Sun but was always happiest when spending time with his family. He was a longtime parishioner of Mary Mother of the Church parish.

Left to cherish his memories and honor Leo’s love and legacy, besides his wife of 62 years, Virginia, are his sons; Leo A. Santos and his wife, Martha , Thomas M. Santos and his wife, Dina all of Waterbury, his daughters; Susan Jean Santos of Thomaston and Lisa Genovese and her longtime boyfriend, Mark who shared their home with Leo and was his constant care taker and providers. He is also survived by his brother, Anthony Dos Santos of Waterbury and his sister, Emily Stevens of Naugatuck. Leo and Virginia were blessed with 4 devoted grandchildren; Thomas, Carlee, Steven Jr. and Michael Leo as well as his great grandchildren; Thomas, Kaidence and Breinleigh as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended family members as well as his beloved fur baby Willow and his grand fur babies Angel and Rain who were his constant companions. Leo is predeceased by his siblings Rose Keane Santos, Al Santos, Joseph Santos, Augie Santos, and Abey Dos Santos

Funeral Services for Mr. Santos will be held on Thursday, July 2nd 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Mary Mother of the Church parish, St Leo the Great campus. Those planning to attend are asked to meet directly at the church. Interment will follow in Calvary, Garden of Angels Columbarium, Waterbury. Those planning to attend services are reminded that they must comply with all applicable State and Archdiocesan pandemic guidelines. There are no calling hours. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd Waterbury CT 06705 has been honored to assist the Santos family during this difficult time. Memories endure only if you share then so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Santos family on Leo’s tribute page at
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    St Leo the Great Church
    Brentwood Dr
    WATERBURY, CT 06705
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  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    2324 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT, CT 06705
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louis guisto

Posted at 04:54pm
So sorry to hear of Mr Santos"s death.I lived down the street on Mansfield Avenue growing up and Mr Santos was a neighbor of ours.I 've been lucky enough to bump into him on a regular basis over the years.Always recognized me,always asked about my family,always had a smile to share.The world has one less good guy today.My condolences to the Santos family.

Lisa Genovese Posted at 05:51pm

Thank you for your kind words. Lisa Santos Genovese

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Posted at 03:48pm
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Rose Santos

Posted at 12:03pm
So sorry to hear of the loss of my Uncle Leo, my second dad in my teen years. He was a most loving and caring uncle with a great sense of humor. Uncle Leo you will be missed by so many :( Rest in Peace and say hello to all that have passed before you. Love you xoxo

Lisa Genovese Posted at 05:52pm

Thank you, Love you Rose.

Dana Perillo Stango

Posted at 08:29am
Judy, Mike & I are so very sorry for your loss & send our condolences to all of you. When I think of Leo it's always with a smiling face. He was one of the happiest , loving men on earth. God Bless.

Lisa Genovese Posted at 05:53pm

Thank you.

Claudette Briere

Posted at 09:52am
I want to express my deepest condolences to the Santos family. I will forever remember the times I spent with Leo with great affection. May he now Rest In Peace.💜🦋

Lisa Genovese Posted at 05:53pm

Thank you.

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