Europa C. Santoro

europa santoro

January 1, 1931 ~ March 28, 2020

Europa C. Santoro, age 89, of Fort Lee, formerly of Edison, N.J. passed peacefully on Saturday March 28, 2020. Born in New York she was an Administrator for Riegel Textile Corporation of New York City. She was very social and loved people. She played poker and mahjong with different groups of friends within her community and had some very “strong” opinions regarding politics. Mention a certain name, and her blood pressure would rise 10 points! Everyone loved her warmth and spirit.

Devoted mother of Olivia Wilson and her husband Ron. She remarried after being single for many years to a wonderful man, Jim Santoro. Europa had two sisters and a brother – Alice, Julia and Billy as well as sister-in-law Angie Gagliardi. She was a devoted aunt to Celeste and Timmy who lived with her for a few years and has many other loving family members who will miss her.

Committal services will be private. The family will be planning a celebration of Europa’s life when current gathering restrictions are lifted. For further information and updates please call (201) 944-0100 or

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  1. To The Santoro Family: I’m sorry for your loss. Aunt Europa every year for Christmas she sent me and my Family a Christmas Card and sometimes a little note on the side asking how my Family is doing. I would also send her Christmas Cards too and a little note too and ask how’s she’s doing. I spoke to her about a month or two ago. I’m glad I got a chance to call her. She will be missed.
    Love The Bush Family

  2. Olivia and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Aunt Europa will be missed, Love Agnes Leventis.

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