Maria Santos

Maria Santos (Ganilha)

Monday, May 11th, 1925 - Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Maria Santos, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family of Maria Santos with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.


Maria (Ganilha) Santos, 93, of West Hartford, beloved wife of 64 years to the late Artur Reis Santos, died peacefully, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 with her family by her side at St. Francis Hospital. Born in Maiorga, Alcobaca, Portugal, she had previously lived in Hartford for many years. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at The Hartford Insurance Company. Maria was a dedicated communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hartford. She spent many afternoons at the church community center, where she enjoyed playing dominoes. Maria liked nothing more than spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband enjoyed many summers in her beloved Nazare, Portugal. Maria always looked forward to holidays so she could spend time with all of her family, including her grandchildren and great grandchildren. This most recent holiday was another great one for her. She is survived by three sons: Rogerio Santos and his wife, Lucilia of Newington; Amilcar Santos and his wife, Adelina of Newington; and Arthur Santos and his wife, Tammy of Rocky Hill; Six grandchildren: Susan Amaral and her husband, Reinaldo; Steven Santos and his wife, Lauren; Kevin Santos and his fiancé, Brydie; Mark Santos and his wife, Corinne; Justin Santos and Adam Santos; Six great-grandchildren: Christian and Liliana Amaral; Cameron and Abigail Santos; and Emma and Jack Santos. Maria is also survived by several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by a brother Antonio and two sisters, Adelaide and Lucia all of Portugal. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, (January 7), 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hartford. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Calling hours will be Sunday, (January 6) from 4-7 p.m. at the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church Community Center, 50 Kane St. Fatima Square, Hartford, CT 06101. Online condolences may be made at
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, January 6th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 11:00am
    Our Lady of Fatima
    50 Kane Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Cedar Hill Cemetery
    453 Fairfield Avenue
    HARTFORD, CT 06114
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: Our Lady of Fatima Community Center.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Maria here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Christine & Luis Huapaya, Sincerely, Optum GET Family, and others have sent flowers to the family of Maria Santos (Ganilha).
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Odette M. Santos

Posted at 03:20pm
So sorry for the loss of Senhora Maria. It was a pleasure to talk to her, always loved and enjoyed her company. My condolences to all of the family. May all of the wonderful memories help you through this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Senhora Maria.

Christine & Luis Huapaya

Posted at 08:39pm
With love and fond memories of a beautiful soul.
Flower Image

Christine & Luis Huapaya purchased flowers for the family of Maria Santos. Send Flowers


Sincerely, Optum GET Family

Posted at 02:07pm
May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. (Susan & Reinaldo Amaral)
Flower Image

Sincerely, Optum GET Family purchased flowers for the family of Maria Santos. Send Flowers


Love, Carlos Santos, Alzira Carvalho & Families

Posted at 10:20am
With heartfelt condolences,
Flower Image

Love, Carlos Santos, Alzira Carvalho & Families purchased flowers for the family of Maria Santos. Send Flowers



Posted at 01:53am
I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

-Miss Kristen

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Share by: