After years of valiantly battling health issues, Carmen A. Santiago, 83, formerly of the Bronx, passed away Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Colonial Park Care Center. She joins in Heaven many beloved family members, including her parents, her sister Edith, her brother Luis, and several nephews.
Born January 4, 1937 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Luis Santiago and Victoria Montero, who moved the family to the Bronx when Carmen was a child.
Carmen was a beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. Outspoken and strong, she fought her own physical ailments many times and won most of them. Affectionately known to the family as “a pistol”, she was always the life of the party and will be dearly missed.
Surviving are her three children: Nelson Gomez, Bronx, Arlene Mendez, Bronx, and Omayra Mendez, Harrisburg; her brother: Hector “Tito” Santiago, Harrisburg; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and many, many other beloved family members.
A viewing will be held from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Friday, June 19, 2020 at Kimmel Funeral Home, 2001 Market Street, Harrisburg.
Following the viewing, there will be a graveside service at 12:30 pm at Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin with Father Orlando Reyes officiating.
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