Patricia Santorella

Patricia Ann Santorella (Cantella), a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and dear friend to many, peacefully passed away at her home on the evening of Sunday, September 3, 2023, with her husband at her side. A lifelong resident of Stamford, Patti was born on November 28, 1950, to the late Patrick and Katherine (Colline) Cantella. Patti was 72 years old at the time of her passing.

Patti was the ultimate host. Whether it was Christmas dinner, or her weekly Sunday meals with her family, there was always plenty of food on the table. Her warm personality and infectious laugh, constantly welcomed friends and family into her life. She loved to go out as much as she enjoyed a night on the couch catching up on a favorite show. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.

Patti is survived by her devoted husband of 50 years, Frank; her beloved sons, Frank and John and wife Anya; her grandchildren who she adored, James, Madilyn, Emily, Sofia and Patrick; brother, Dan Williams and his wife Arline; and a large extended family and circle of close friends.

In addition to her parents Patti is predeceased by her siblings Dorothy Palumbo and William Cantella.

Family and friends may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Ave., Stamford, CT, on Monday, September 11, 2023, from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, September 12th at 11:00 AM at St. Leo Parish, 24 Roxbury Rd., Stamford, CT 06902.

In lieu of flowers, and to honor and acknowledge Patti’s love of dogs, memorial donations are encouraged and may be made to the ASPCA by visiting or to any local dog rescue organization.

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