Janine Santoro Obituary

Service Information

 
In Memory of

Janine Santoro

March 8, 1930 - January 18, 2013
Obituary

Janine Cauhape Santoro, aged 82, died quietly at her home in South Chatham, MA, on the evening of January 18, 2013 after a long illness. She was born in Brookline, MA, the daughter of Jean Cauhape, a French violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Natasha Ongirsky, a native of Russia. Janine's great love of art, and talent for both painting and the piano, touched all of those who knew her. A graduate of Beaver Country Day School and Wheelock College, Janine studied classical concert piano and earned teaching credentials, which she put to good use at the Grace Church School in New York City caring for under privileged children and...
Janine Cauhape Santoro, aged 82, died quietly at her home in South Chatham, MA, on the evening of January 18, 2013 after a long illness. She was born in Brookline, MA, the daughter of Jean Cauhape, a French violist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Natasha Ongirsky, a native of Russia. Janine's great love of art, and talent for both painting and the piano, touched all of those who knew her.

A graduate of Beaver Country Day School and Wheelock College, Janine studied classical concert piano and earned teaching credentials, which she put to good use at the Grace Church School in New York City caring for under privileged children and serving as organist. For many years she ran a summer arts camp for young children at her home in Dover, MA. Married to Dr. Benjamin Santoro since1969, she raised three daughters from her first marriage, and after spending time remodeling her family home on Cape Cod, moved there permanently in 1988. Using her home building experience, she teamed up with a local builder, and became a real estate agent specializing in helping clients creatively update their summer cottages.

Janine was a warm and enthusiastic person, who greatly enjoyed life. Her favorite places to be were working in her beautiful garden, painting in her art studio, playing the piano, cooking in her kitchen and spending time with friends and family at her home by the sea. She was proud to have been accepted to the Cape Cod Art Association with her first entry.

Janine is survived by her husband Dr. Benjamin Santoro, her three daughters, Natasha Tobin of Newton, MA, Alexandra Gil of Durham, NC, and Janine Davila of Richmond, VA, her four grandchildren, and her niece Deborah Hester of South Chatham, MA.

A service will be held at Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans, MA 02653 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm. There will be a private graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name for lung cancer research through the at cancer.org, or to her personal favorite charity, Operation Smile at 6435 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23509.

"Hi Debbie. You will probably not remember me - Betsy Thomas. I was Gordon Thomas' little sister. One summer on the Cape Janine had that wonderful MG and..." Betsy Amin-Arsala (DC)

This Guest Book has 11 entries. View Complete Guest Book

More Obituaries

Boston Globe
SANTORO, Janine Cauhape Age 82, died quietly at her home in South Chatham, MA, on the evening of January 18, 2013 after a long illness. She was...

Read obituary at Boston Globe.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now

Audio Condolences

Use your phone to dial in a free personalized message. Click here to make an entry or listen to recordings from friends and family.