Sarah Irene (Proudfoot) Santana, 77, of Harrisburg, PA passed away peacefully at Carolyn’s House on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Her loving husband, José, was by her side on what was also their 49th Wedding Anniversary.
Born October 7, 1944 in Steelton, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Esther (Fox) Proudfoot and was also preceded in death by her beloved sister, Mary A. Proudfoot, and two brothers.
Sarah was a graduate of Central Dauphin High School, a member of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and worked in the food industry for over 30 years, most notable Wendy’s and Ponderosa. Never ready to retire, she truly enjoyed working and being independent.
She had many interests, but her family will tell you that number one on her list was Elvis. Music, Elvis impersonators, shows; anything Elvis related. She was an avid wrestling fan, enjoyed going to the swimming pool, reading (especially magazines and newspapers), word puzzles, shopping, carnivals and Live Shows, such as Sight and Sound.
Mostly, she was devoted to her family and friends, and cherished spending time with them. She was loving, caring, and generous to a fault, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Surviving is her husband: José A. Santana; her children: Lisa M. Mundorf-Tagoe, Harrisburg, Anthony Santana, Harrisburg, Kendra L. Santana, Harrisburg, and Marco A. Santana, Harrisburg; 8 grandchildren; great-grandchild, nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:30 am Thursday, September 8, 2022 at St. Catherine Labouré Catholic Church, 4000 Derry Street, Harrisburg with the Rev. James E. Lease officiating. Friends will be received at the church oratory from 10:00 am until 11:15 am. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
In keeping with Sarah’s giving nature and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her honor to Carolyn's House, 1701 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, 17110, her church, Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 2121 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, 17110, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to any charity that you support.
Kimmel Funeral Home, Harrisburg, is handling arrangements.