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Edward J. Santos

January 5, 2021


Edward J. Santos, 94, of Dighton passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. He was the husband of Myrna (Menges/Adams) Santos and the late Mary Christine (Bombadier) Santos. Edward was born in Dighton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Gloria (Rebello) Santos.

Leaving Dighton High School in 1944 to serve in the Army Air Corps, Ed started his trucking business, S & L Trucking, at age 20 and continued it for 50 years, traveling all over the country for ten of those years. Ed also served as a Dighton Selectman from 1972 to 1979.

Ed and his late wife had eight children, Edward J. Santos, Jr. and his wife Suanne, Herbert (Rick) Shumway, Jean (Shumway) Johnson, Karen O’Connell, Gail Gisherman, Mary Debra Tanguay, Scott Santos and Brian Santos.

 he also has two stepchildren, Robert Adams and Dale (Adams) Goulart.  His combined family includes eighteen grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

He leaves a brother, Robert Contildes, of East Taunton, and was predeceased by 6 Santos brothers:  Joseph, John, Manuel, Edmund, Ernest and Frederick, and

5 Santos sisters:  Mary Stephens, Alice Emsley, Adeline Mello, Florence Curley, and Agnes Almeida.

All services for Ed are private due to the current restrictions. Please visit his tribute page at or call 508 822-3318 to sign the guest book or share a memory.

Memorial donations in his memory can be made to the  Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516




Private Services

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780


Wounded Warrior Project
P. O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675-8516
Tel: 1-855-448-3997

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