Carmen N. “Nelly” Santiago

Carmen N. "Nelly" Santiago

Carmen N. “Nelly” Santiago, 57, of 235 South Main St., Jamestown, passed away at 1:21 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital.

A Jamestown area resident for the past 30 years, she was born July 25, 1960, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, a daughter of the late Jorge and Romanita Justiniano Santiago.

Before her retirement due to health concerns, she was employed by Sam’s Club for several years.

Surviving are her children: Jose Gilot, Luz Martinez, Jorge Rivera, Maritza Vazquez, Josephine Natal and Anthony Melendez, all of Jamestown, and Dioselyn Cortez of Bronx, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren: two brothers: Wilson Sanchez of Jamestown and George Santiago of Buffalo, N.Y.; and two sisters: Josephine Santiago of Tampa, Fla., and Elizabeth Santiago of Reading, Pa.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Sanchez who died Aug. 2, 2015.

The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lind Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

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