FLORIDA: Cynthia A. Santaniello (nee Ligarski), 73, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away on June 13, 2021. Longtime resident of Springfield, MA and Westfield, MA. Cherished daughter of Joseph and Shirley (Finn) Ligarski, who both preceded her in death. Beloved wife, best friend and soulmate of Paul J. Santaniello; devoted and loving mother to Mindi (Tom) Craddock; proud and cherished Nana to Jack, Ryan and Paul Craddock; dear sister of Colleen (Mike) Arena, loving aunt to several nieces and nephews; and treasured friend to many. Cindy loved her family and friends and lived life to the fullest. She will be remembered for her brilliant creativity and crafting, her humor and quick wit, her incredible cooking and baking, her love of nature, her generous spirit, her deep devotion to her family, her unwavering friendship and her strong faith. Cindy’s quiet, gentle and loving manner will be deeply missed by those who were lucky enough to know her.
Celebrations of life will be planned in the future in Massachusetts, Florida and Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Cindy’s memory can be made to: Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte, FL, https://tidewellfoundation.org/donate/ or Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, https://www.komen.org