Carlita Santiago Posted: 2023-09-04 08:57:17

Carlita Santiago


Carlita Santiago, 84, of Chicago, died peacefully, on Saturday, September 2, 2023, in Arlington Heights.
Carlita was born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico on June 15, 1939, to parents Jose and Amparo (nee Cruz) Arocho. Carlita married Raul Muniz Santiago on February 14, 1959, and the couple was happily married for 59 years until Raul’s death on April 25, 2018.

Carlita is survived by her daughters, Amy (Ralph Jr.) Osteen, Eva (Craig) Solomon, and Nancy (Scott) Lewis, her grandchildren, Ralph Osteen III, Ethan Solomon, Carla Solomon, Jasmin Lewis, Krista Osteen, Nina Lewis, Tess Lewis, and Maria Lewis, her great-grandson, Santiago, her siblings, Glory Arocho, and Luz Delia (Ramon) Perez, many nieces and nephews, and her dog, Teddy.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raul Muniz Santiago.

Visitation will be Friday, September 8, 2023, from 4 p.m. to time of prayer service 7 p.m. all at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.
Interment at St. Michael the Archangel will be Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 11 a.m. in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Carlita’s name can be made to the American Cancer Society
For further information, please contact the DeFiore Funeral Home, 847-515-8772

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Ruben & Pam Ramos family 2023-09-04 09:44:35

Our prayers and our thoughts as you walk through these difficult days We will always remember her soft mannerisms and sweet smile Asking for God's grace until you can smile through the tears when whispering her name Forever in our hearts ❤

Connie Ginestra 2023-09-05 08:25:02

My deepest sympathies for the family. My prayers will be with you.

Kanu A Patel 2023-09-05 08:47:55

Our Deepthy condolences you and your family Eva, our prayers and thoughts are with you and family. I am sorry I won't be able to attend services due to previous engagement. Take care.

Mary Minor 2023-09-05 08:53:46

My thoughts are prayers are with you Eva. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Brenda Raube 2023-09-05 08:55:19

My deepest condolences. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Everyone went above and beyond and took such great care of Carlita. She is very lucky to have such a wonderful family. She is smiling down at everyone with thanks and love. Know that Carlita is at peace. My prayers are with the family. God Bless!

Gordon Kenmuir 2023-09-05 09:18:48

Your friends and colleagues are thinking good thoughts in this time of sadness

ARLENE BURNS 2023-09-05 09:24:06

Eva My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carmen (Jiménez) Cortez 2023-09-06 14:53:26

You have my most sincere sympathies through your time of loss. May the Almighty, who is the God of all comfort, wrap you and your sister about with his grace and strength. My thoughts and prayers Carmen Cortez

Miriam Jimenez 2023-09-06 15:14:58

So sorry my condolence to your family. I really enjoyed your mom when I was young. And always tried to visit her.

Ashley Grimm & The Grimm Family 2023-09-06 16:57:04

Eva, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We were very fortunate to have gotten to meet your mother and we are so sorry for your loss. Sending many hugs to you and the family during your time of loss.

Brenda And Eric Meyer 2023-09-07 09:49:28

We wish to express our sincere condolences to the family of Tess's abuela. Although we never had the chance to meet her, we have heard many stories about her cooking and how she welcomed Logan into her home. We are thinking of you all at this time. Peace, Brenda & Eric Meyer

Debbie Fox 2023-09-07 13:20:54

To Amy and her beautiful family, Praying for the peace and comfort of The Holy Spirit to minister to each of you as you celebrate your loved one's life. -Debbie Fox

Susan Piller 2023-09-08 08:58:46

Eva, it was with great sadness that I learned of your mother's passing. I hope that all good memories of her help you and your family get through the difficult days ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you.