Toni Santoli

Toni Santoli, Scranton, passed away early Tuesday morning at home.  She was the widow of Nunzio “Duke” Santoli.

Born 1929 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Philomena Iuni Cipriani and was educated in Scranton schools graduating from Scranton Central High School.  She was a proud graduate of the Traphagen School of Fashion design in New York City.  After her marriage to Duke, Toni worked with him in the Santoli Funeral Home as well as in the Greenwood Casket Company.  She was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Toni was truly a wonderful person.  She was kind, sincere and genuinely cared about others.   Not a life came in contact with her that was not directly impacted by her positivity, light, and strength.  She will be greatly missed.

The family would like to thank the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the wonderful care they gave to Toni while she was in her care.

Surviving are daughters Linda Santoli and Nanci Dobson;  beloved grandchildren Nicole Dobson of Stamford, CT,  Erika Dobson of Philadelphia, PA and Janine Dobson of S. Abington Twp., PA, Kathleen Miller of Dickson City, PA, Kayla Miller of Manchester, NH, Kyle Miller of Montdale, PA and Kai Miller of Austin, TX.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter Tonie Miller and her sister Marie Cipriani.

Mass of Christina Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:00am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave.

Friends may call Monday from 9am until time of Mass in the church.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made to the Hospice of the Sacred Heart 600 Baltimore Dr. Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 or to St. Cats and Dogs of Nay Aug Zoo 1900 E. Gibson St. Scranton, PA 18510

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton.

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  1. Frances Cantarella

    No one can ever replace the amazing person Toni Santoli was. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Toni, may you shine bright as the ‘Diamond’ you are up in heaven above. Sending love, peace and comfort.

  2. Rose Marie Damiano

    Found out about this tragic news quite late. Wa are devastated! We were hoping to see Toni again. I will never forget how happy and cheery she always was. In the few times we were together, she always made my day. My mother Jean Damiano will never forget the good times Toni and her sister Marie had with my mom and her sister Marie. The two sets of sisters, dear cousins, always kept in touch despite the distance from NY to PA. Jean will never forget the year Toni spent living with our family in NY while attending Traphagen School of Fashion Design in Manhattan. Toni and Aunt Marie took the train into the city every day! Our deepest condolences to Linda, Nanci and the entire family!

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