Mary Elaine (Gengarella) Santora

June 05, 1942 - September 08, 2022

Visitation: Tuesday 3-7 p.m.; Devlin Funeral Home, Inc., Ross Twp.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial in St. Aidan Parish, St. Alexis Church, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.

Mary “Elaine” Santora 80, of McCandless Twp, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, September 8th, 2022.

She was born to her loving parents, Ernest and Clara Gengerella on June 5, 1942. She graduated high school from Mt. Gallitzin Academy in Baden, PA and attended Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA. After college, she worked as a medical secretary at St. John’s hospital in Pittsburgh where she met her husband of 58 years, Dr. Frank J. Santora, who is recently deceased. Together they had four daughters, Victoria (John) Entwistle, Gayle Santora, Shelley (Ken) Santora Jones and Jamie (Frank) Capaci.

Elaine loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren Emily and Frank Entwistle, Clara and James Jones, and Connor and Kaitlyn Capaci. For many years she worked at her husband’s medical office at Divine Providence Hospital until their retirement. She also enjoyed volunteering at the St. Aiden Parish office, playing piano and watching Steelers football.

Elaine is also survived by many loving relatives and friends who will miss her smile, strength and determination.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, September 13th from 3-7 PM at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Aidan Parish, 10090 Old Perry Hwy., Wexford, PA 15090 on Wednesday, September 14th at 10AM. Entombment will follow in Allegheny County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to Concordia of Cranberry or Bridges Hospice.

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  • Jeff & Linda Witherel

    We are so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, we are out of town and unable to attend the service.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    Jeff and Linda (Salvatora) Witherel

  • Rosemary Mackall

    Dear Vicki, Gayle, Shelley, Jamie and families,
    Sending my deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your dear Mother. It is comforting to know her faith will reunite her with your loving Father and Grandparents. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️
    Love, Cousin Rosemary

  • Chad Nicolette

    We wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. Unfortunately we are out of state but wanted to send our condolences.

  • Susan Kelly

    will miss you LADY ELAINE

  • Darlene Buechel

    I am so sorry I will be out of town. I would love to see all of you girls. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Loved your mom and dad.
    Peace and live to you and your families.

  • Dianne J Chalfant

    Dear Vickie,
    Please extend my sincere condolences to the family. I am sorry not to be able to attend your
    Mother’s service. She and your father were loving parents to all of you. I know you will miss them terribly. Love and prayers,

  • Janet F Flynn

    What a sad and profound loss to all of us who new, loved and admired my dear cousin, Elaine!

    May “flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
    – Shakespeare

  • David and Tammy Gonzales

    Shelley and Family. Our heart goes out to you and the family for the loss of your parents so close together. Know that they are with each other now. We love you guys so much. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do.

  • Eric Burns

    Elaine was not just a relative, but a landmark in my life, as we were just a few years apart in age and she was a major part of so many holidays. I am sorry to always have lived so far from her. It was my loss.


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