Rosa

July 19, 1929 ~ October 29, 2022

Born in: Navelim, Goa, India
Resided in: Torrance, California

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Rosa Betty Santiago, 93, of Torrance, CA passed away peacefully on Oct. 29, 2022, at her residence. She was born July 19, 1929 in Navelim, Goa, India. Daughter of late Salvadore Rebello and late Josefin Fernandes.

Was the youngest of six siblings: Bobelo, Jovina, Gracinda, Bertha, Chico Rebelllo.

She studied in Goa and later married Ben Santiago on January 26, 1950 in Goa. She soon migrated to Nairobi, Kenya – E. Africa. Had two sons, Anthony and late Jude Santiago. In Nairobi she had her own nursery school where she taught children at home. She than left Nairobi to go to Goa and established their own residence which was known as Ben Rose. Her husband and boys then migrated to California, where she later joined them in 1973. Rosa worked for Standard Brands Paint in Torrance for many years and retired from there.

She leaves behind her son Tony, daughter in law Melita, late son Jude, late daughter in law Kathy, grand kids: Cheryl, Conrad, Charlotte, Dana, Alexander and Elizabeth and great grand kids: Scott, Eva, Juniper, Benjamin, Caitlin, Cailey, Dillon, Brandon, and Kate.

She was a faith bearing woman, a beautiful wife, a loving mother, a caring grandmother, an amazing aunt, a compassionate friend and a pillar of the community. Loved by many and will never be forgotten. May your beautiful soul rest in peace.

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Viewing: November 18, 2022 4:00 pm - November 18, 2022 7:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

310-792-7599
LAFuneral.com

Vigil Service: November 18, 2022 6:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - Rice Center
5310 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

310-792-7599
LAFuneral.com

Service: November 19, 2022 10:30 am

St. John Fisher Catholic Church
5448 Crest Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274

(310) 377-5571

Reception / Repast: November 19, 2022 11:30 am - November 19, 2022 1:00 pm

St. John Fisher Catholic Church
5448 Crest Road
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90274

(310) 377-5571

Graveside Service: November 19, 2022 1:30 pm

Holy Cross Cemetery
5835 W. Slauson Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230

310-792-7575

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  1. Easily the best cook in L.A. and probably California if not U.S. Legendary potato chops and samosas and no-one else makes buch taste better than any other meat dish. The last Rebello daughter, we will remember you always and the name Rosa will live on in Cambridge ❤xxx

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