Nancy J. Santiago,

Feb 15 1939
Apr 17 2023
84 Years
Honey Brook

Nancy J. Santiago, 84, of Honey Brook passed away at Chester County Hospital on Monday, April 17, 2023. Born in Millford Mills, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Alan Osborn and Edith (Laird) Osborn. She was the beloved wife of Franciso Santiago with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.  

Following her formal education, she went on to serve in vast array of positions at Chester County Hospital, most recently as an assistant in the Operating Room.  

She was a faithful member of the First Church of the Nazarene in West Chester, where she taught Sunday School and attended regularly.  

She loved to travel, spend time with her family, and had a wonderful sense of humor. She had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone in need.  

She is survived in addition to her husband by seven children: Edith Colon of Honey Brook, Charlotte Almquist of Newark, DE, Lucinda Main of Booth Bay Harbor, ME, Crystal Alva of Newark, DE, Charles Santiago of Honey Brook, Arlene Santiago Stewart and husband Robert of Downingtown, and Allen Santiago of Honey Brook. Additionally, she is survived by 25 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.  

She is preceded in death by two daughters: Mary Starr and Jane Walton, and 3 siblings: Florence Draper, Doris Thomas, and Alan Osborn.  

Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.  

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home. Online condolences can be posted at  

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Funeral Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.


Dear Santiago Family-

I had the pleasure to enjoy Nancy's company.  What a sense of humor and such a big heart of gold.  Fly with the angels beautiful lady.

Love - Lisa Wilde

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Mom you will forever be my hero and role model. I can not even find enough words to express my love for you. You are and always be forever imprinted on my heart and soul. Love Love Love from the bottom on my forever broken Heart💔💋❤️

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Mom you were the sunshine in my darkness. I can't begin to tell you how much I love you and admire you for everything that you went through.. You are my rock I love you so much and I miss you so much. My heart forever shattered. I love you MA infinity and beyond.

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Mom you were always my pilar of strength, my rock. You were always therein my time of need. I am forever greatful, to have had you, my mother in my life. I can' find enough words to tell you how much I love love you and miss you so very much. My heart will be forever broken. You will forever be cherished and carried so very closely in my heart.

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I am just heartbroken to hear this sad news. Nancy will be missed by so many. Growing up she was never Nancy to me; she was "Mom", as I'm sure she was to so many others! That's just the kind of person she was. I will always be grateful for her kind & loving heart, how she always treated me like family, and especially during my long stay at Chester County Hospital as a child. Not only did she bring Arlene to work with her, so she could keep me company throughout the day, but she would also stop by to check on me, herself, as well. She inspired me to learn to make Arroz con Gandules, on my own, after all these years! When we were kids Arlene would bring me some whenever she made it because I loved it so much. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as you grieve. I pray that you will find comfort, during this extemely difficult time, through your memories of this wonderful lady and all the love she gave so freely! ❤️

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Arlene,  I am so sorry for your loss.  Your love and respect for your Mom was shared so often through stories, pictures and events.  Your care of your Mom  and your Dad cannot be matched.   She must be looking down on you with a smile and pride of the woman you are.  She will forever be a part of you.  May all the funny, wonderful memories of your Mom bring a smile to your face at this difficult time.  Love   Gay and Will

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Dear family of Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing and know that you miss her.  She is with the Lord now.  I pray that you will be comforted at this time.  I remember Nancy as one of the most loving persons I have known.  She was always ministering to other people in one way or another.  She was known for showing up at the bedside in Chester Co. Hospital of anyone from the church who was there and she prayed for them. What a blessing she was to us all.  Please know that you are in my prayers as you are in this time of loss.  

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To Nancy’s family,

I have many fond memories of your Mom.  Sorry for your loss of this special woman.  Praying for you as you navigate through this process of grieving her loss.  May you find joy in your memories of her.

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