Santa (Bonanno) Insalaco

September 25, 1926 ~ January 13, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Santa Insalaco Obituary

Insalaco, Santa (Bonanno) of the Prospect House in Revere formerly of the Jack Satter House in Revere passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 13, 2024 at the age of 97. Born in Boston on September 25, 1926 to the late Salvatore Bonanno and Carmela (Geraci). Beloved wife of 64 years to the late Louis Insalaco. Devoted mother of Sandra Sherriff and her husband Bob of St. Pete Beach, FL, Louis Insalaco and his wife Judy of Wilmington, and Diane Pizzotti and her husband Mark of Bedford, NH. Adored grandmother of Nicole Caylor, Ryan Sherriff and his wife Arielle, Jill Mack and her husband Jonathan, Mark Pizzotti and his wife Colleen, Tara Crede and her husband Andrew, and Louis Insalaco and his wife Olivia. Cherished great grandmother of Amelia and Charlotte Caylor, Georgina Mack, Andrew and William Crede, and Louis Insalaco. Dear sister of the late Salvatore, Anthony, Domenic Bonanno, and Mary “Jenny” D’Addario. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Santa lived in Revere for over 75 years. She and her husband, Louie, loved to travel and visited many places in the US and in Europe, as well as ocean cruises to the islands. Santa also enjoyed playing Bingo and three-card poker at the casinos. Three-card poker at the tables was her favorite game. She was a member of the “Revere First” group of women that did community service as well as charity work and volunteering in the city schools. She will truly be missed by all who knew her. Private Services were held for the immediate family. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mass General Cancer Center, Development Office, 125 Nashua St, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114 or at For guest book please visit

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