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Steven Santell

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Steven J. Santell

of Somerville, passed away suddenly on October 6, 2021 in the comfort of his home.

Steve was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA to the late Salvatore and Marie LaMotta. He attended Bishop Neumann High School in Philadelphia, Class of ‘68 and graduated from Penn State, Class of ‘73.

Steve is the beloved father and best friend to his son, Luke Santell of Wakefield, R.I., brother to Robert Santell of Philadelphia and favorite cousin to John LaMotta of Philadelphia. He is also survived by Luke’s mom, Michele Santell of Boston, his goddaughter, Edina Harrington Meehan, her husband Rick and daughter EmmaGrace of Madison, AL and Richard and Jeanne Harrington of Westport, CT and Naples, FL.  

Steve leaves many dear friends in Philly, a place he always called home and often visited in addition to the friends with whom he kept in touch across the country.

Steve worked as a Kitchen Design Specialist at Lowes in Saugus, MA for many years and recently transitioned to Norfolk Kitchen & Bath in their Boston location where he immediately became family to his wonderful colleagues and new clients. There was not a kitchen that Steve couldn’t design to be more functional and beautiful.

Those who knew Steve will always remember his unique sense of humor, his passion for sports and especially the “Fantasy Baseball League” draft for over 25 seasons with his Philly buddies, his ability to talk endlessly, his impeccable sense of style and his Converse sneakers left at the door, his love for Philly cheesesteaks most recently at Angelo’s, margaritas and Spanish fries at the Copa on South Street and any good Italian red wine. 

However, his greatest love was for his son, Luke, who he always devoted his time for almost 28 years. It didn’t matter what hockey rink, basketball court or baseball field, Steve was always there cheering Luke on and supporting him in whatever he chose to undertake. He was an extremely proud dad and always praised Luke for his work most recently with his photography and videography. 

A celebration of life will be held in  the Shrine of Our Lady of the Good Voyage 51 Seaport Blvd.,Boston,Ma on Friday October 22nd at 10am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend.

Please consider a donation in Steve’s memory to either The Greater Boston Food Bank 70 S. Bay Avenue, Boston, MA 02110, go to for more details; or Philabundance 3616 S. Galloway Street, Philadelphia, PA48, go to for more details.

Due to limited street parking Steven's family will be paying for parking at One Seaport Garage 75 Sleeper St .

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Steven, please visit our floral store.


Funeral Mass
October 22, 2021

10:00 AM
Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage
51 Seaport Blvd,
South Boston, MA 02210

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