Federico Santangelo

federico santangelo

December 1, 1931 ~ March 7, 2023

Federico Salvatore Santangelo of Fort Lee, New Jersey, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. He was 91 years old. Federico was born in 1931 in the town of Nocera Terinese in the Southern Italian region of Calabria. In 1951, at the age of 19, he married his wife Maria and immigrated to the United States in search of a better life.

He was a devoted father, deeply cherished grandfather, and great-grandfather who lived, breathed, and took profound pride in his family. Federico enjoyed spending time sharing stories of his youth, his culture, and the traditions of his homeland with his children and grandchildren. Always eager to lend a helping hand and extend hospitality to others, he humbly and gracefully exemplified the greatness and importance that family and friends serve in life.

Federico is predeceased by his beloved wife Maria Santangelo. He is survived by his children: Cesare Santangelo and his wife Sara, Dino Santangelo and his wife Paula, and Teresa Santangelo-Esoldi and her husband Gary; his seven grandchildren Andrew, John-Paul, Juliana, Diana, Catherine, Paul, and Stephen; his great-granddaughter Meredith; as well as his close friends and neighbors.

The family will recieve their friends on Friday from 4:00 -8:00 pm at the funeral home. The funeral will leave on Saturday at 10:00 am for the celebration of his funeral mass in the Main Church of the Madonna at 10:30 am. Entombment to follow at Madonna Mausoleum.


Mass: March 11, 2023 10:30 am

Madonna R.C. Church
Across the Street From Funeral Home
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: March 10, 2023 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: March 11, 2023 11:30 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. In such moments any word would be superflous. Deepest our condolonces to the entire family. Alfonso, Licia e Andrea Salerno from Verona – Italy

  2. Remembering Freddy. He was the first person we saw when we arrived in NY in 1962. My parents and Freddy & Mary were very good friends and FAMILY for over 60 years. We will cherish all the times our families spent together. He was a good friend and always there for everyone. He will be missed. Rest in Peace.— Rose, Vittorio & family

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