Agnes J. “Jane” Santora
ISHPEMING, MI – Agnes J. “Jane” Santora, age 93, longtime resident of 950 Co Rd. 496 in Ely Twp. passed away on Monday November 20, 2017 at the Marquette Co. Medical Care Facility where she had been a resident for nearly a month.
Jane was born August 13, 1924 in McFarland, MI to the late Henry “Harry” and Agnes (Gauthier) Marcotte. Jane moved with her family to Milwaukee, WI and back to the Upper Peninsula residing in Forest Lake, Black River prior to settling in Greenwood Location. Jane was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She will be remembered for her Cooking and Baking by many, especially her Pasties. She enjoyed working at Corneliuson’s Bakery, The American Cafe and Angeli’s Bakery along with doing catering. Jane loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She spent many hours playing BINGO along with various card and board games.
Survivors include a son Ronald Santora of Ishpeming, two daughters – Pat (Daniel) Junak of Ishpeming and Shirley (James) Maki of Negaunee, 5 grandchildren – David (Jody) Larmour, Jim (Rachel) Maki, Rick (Tammy) Larmour, Amy (Paul) Adams, Kristy (Adam) Jandron, 10 great grandchildren, 5 sisters – Ruth LeRoy, Marion (Marshall) Randall, Mae Williams all of Ishpeming, Barbara Hilliker of Marquette and Margaret (Dave) Johnson of Negaunee, 6 brothers – Louis (Gladys) Marcotte and Charles (Patricia) Marcotte both of Ishpeming, Allen (Bonnie) Marcotte of Grants Pass, OR, Robert (Katherine) Marcotte of Bradenton, FL, Bernard (Deanette) Marcotte of Knoxville, TN and Donald (Shirley) Marcotte of Benson, AZ, sisters-in-law Cherie Marcotte and Audrey Marcotte both of Marquette, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank in 1971, grandson Daniel Junak, Jr., sister Armine Libby and brothers John and Roger Marcotte.
The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:00am – Noon on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at the St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Ishpeming. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Noon on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with the Rev. Larry Van Damme to officiate. A luncheon will follow in the K/D Hall. Interment will take place at the Ishpeming Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jane’s grandsons and great grandsons.
Jane’s obituary may also be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.