She died Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at her home in Leland.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Boone Funeral Home of Leland.
Mrs. Santucci was born in Shaw, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Palasini Rocconi. She graduated from Cleveland High School and married Jerry Santucci in 1944 making their home in Leland. She enjoyed working at The Doll House, at Margarete's Jewelry and Gifts, and being a homemaker and raising her children. She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Mrs. Santucci was preceded in death by her husband in 1987; three sisters, Vera Ferri, Clara Cocilova and Edith Santucci; and six brothers, Mike, Aldo, Richard, Julius, Albert and Jim Rocconi.
She is survived by two daughters, Annette S. Roberts (Duncan) of Madison and Mary Ann S. Hairston of Leland; four sons, Jerry Wayne Santucci of Leland, Sammy Santucci (Anne), Anthony Santucci (Susan) and John Michael Santucci (Angie), all of Greenville; 13 grandchildren, Clayton Roberts, Courtney Robert Wall, Greg Hairston, Amy Hairston Pruett, Jerry Wayne Santucci Jr., Amanda Santucci Redditt, Anne Marie Santucci Logan, Sammy Santucci, Jr., Mary Mac Santucci Ainsworth, Cooper Santucci, Sarah Santucci, Leah Santucci and Ali Santucci; and 17 great-grandchildren. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the St. James Catholic Church or to a favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, January 10, 2013, at St. James Catholic Church in Leland.