Adrienne died naturally on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, surrounded by close family and friends. She was 71 years old and a resident of Parsifal Place in NYC where she lived for most of her life. Adrienne was born on Monday, October 15, 1951, in NYC. She was the cherished daughter of Margaret (nee Brunetti) and Vito Santise.
Adrienne attended the Villa Maria Academy and the City College of NY, where she earned her degree to work as a medical technologist. As a medical technologist she analyzed a variety of biological specimens. She was responsible for performing scientific testing on samples and reporting results to physicians for determining patient care.
Adrienne is survived by her sister Theresa Mallios and her husband Chris, and her Sister-In-Law Cathy Santise, whom she loved and regarded as her sister. She was a devoted auntie to her nieces and nephews, Matt and Caroline, Mike, Nick and Lauren, Chris and Erin, Jenny, Lexi and Gianni and Hope and as they grew up and had children of their own, she became the devoted and much loved “Auntie A” to her nine great nieces and nephews, Katie, Michael, Gino, Stella, Sophia, Patrick, Zoey, Noah and last but not least Joey, who was obsessed with her “orange” car. In addition to her parents and grandparents, Adrienne was preceded in death by her sister Veronica and her brother Vito.
Adrienne loved her family and dear neighbors and friends on Parsifal Place. She was passionate about spending time with her nieces and nephews and enriched their children’s lives by sharing her love for artistic creation through drawing, painting, arts projects for school and the like. She was our family’s link to cousins and kept those family connections alive. After her retirement she became involved with volunteer work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she served as the welcoming face of The Met throughout the Museum, helping visitors, members, and groups with directions and recommendations. Mentored by her cousin Carol, one of her paintings was selected to hang at the Met when they exhibit art works of employees and volunteers. She was proud and delighted with this accomplishment. Adrienne’s other passion was her religious beliefs. She was fervent in her prayer for family and friends, and those in need. She also volunteered her time as a lector at her church.
Adrienne will be deeply missed and remembered with love by her family and friends.
Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial on Saturday April 15, 2023, at 8:30 am to 10:30 at the Ralph Giordano Funeral Home on Crosby Avenue, Bronx NY 10465, followed by her Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Assumption Church at 11:00 am.
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