At his home, March 31, 2003, Angelo Santillo, 94, of Colony St., Hamden, brother of Frances Melillo of Hamden, Geraldine Roche with whom he resided and Dorothy Tamassia of Port St. Lucie, FL. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families and children. He was predeceased by a brother, Harry Santillo and sisters, Gloria Palluotto and Julia Masotta. He was born in New Haven, Jan. 5, 1909 a son of the late Bartholomew and Carmela Palmieri Santillo. He and his late brother, Harry cultivated over 80 acres of land and were owners of the Santillo Fruit & Vegetable Stand. The farm is now the Town Walk Dr. and Hill Dr., Hamden. Angelo later volunteered as a greenhouse worker and a flower grower for Zentek Farm of Cheshire. After his retirement he traveled throughout the world. Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Friday, April 4 at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends may call Thurs. from 4 - 8 p.m. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Hamden. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Joseph Residence, 1365 Enfield St., Enfield, CT 06082.

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  1. To the entire Santillo Family, I extend my sympathy for your loss. I remember as young boy living across the street from the vegetable stand and getting a .freebee. now and then. Then, after the stand closed, your family was so generous to let us skate on the pond in the winter. Long before the land was developed, I spent many days walking from the Evergreen Ave side, all the way across to the train tracks. I will always fondly remember .Santillo\’s Farm..

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