Coleen Lillian Santos

October 4, 1953March 12, 2018

Coleen (Coulombe) Santos, 64, of So. Dartmouth passed away Monday, March 12, 2018 in her home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Robert Santos with whom she shared nearly 40 years of marriage.

Born in Fall River, a daughter of the late Robert and Maureen (Robinson) Coulombe, she lived in Vernon, CT before returning to southeastern Massachusetts where she met her husband.

Mrs. Santos worked as a teacher’s assistant at DeMello School for over 30 years. In her spare time, she loved to tend to her garden, animals, arts & crafts and she especially loved her “kids” at DeMello School. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Nicole Santos of Ludlow and Kelly Santos of Dartmouth; siblings, Donna Coulombe Mackie, Lynn Coulombe Cabral and Sean Coulombe; in-laws, Theophilo and Hope Santos and countless family members. She was predeceased by siblings, Sharon Coulombe Donovan, Dawn Coulombe Laroche, and Tammy Coulombe Morrison and her beloved aunt, Helen Robinson.

Her services are private and under the direction of WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth. For online tribute


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Lori Szynal

March 19, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss.
Coleen was such a lovely person, and will be greatly missed.
I always enjoyed seeing her at our office (Torman Chiropractic)
She always had a great big hello and smile on her sweet face.
I am so glad that I got to know her.
Always in our hearts! Sincerely, Lori Szynal

Rand Torman

March 18, 2018

Bob, Niki & Kelly,
So sorry to hear this sad news, your Mom was a special lady to everyone who knew her. I enjoyed seeing her through the years, and I know how much she loved you all. Cherish the good memories you share of her, as we will. She will be missed but never forgotten.
Rand & Dale Torman

Kristi Pickering (Torman)

March 17, 2018

I will always remember your mom cheering us on through years amd years of playing softball together....what a wonderful, special condolences to your family xo

Sharon DeCosta

March 16, 2018

Dear Bob, Nicky, and Kelly,

Coleen was a pretty special person. Besides her love for her family, her school kids and her garden, she was quite a spirited and funny person. We shared many of laughs. May her laughter fill your memories and her strong will guide you in the future. I will miss her gardening lessons and much more. You guys are in my prayers and thoughts. Love Sharon

Daniel Pilachowski

March 14, 2018

My deepest sympathies to the Santos Family. MAY God continue to hold you in the palm of His hand

Shirley and Anthony Montovani

March 14, 2018

The Santos Family,

I’m so very sorry for your loss. I never met Coleen but Niki has been a dear friend for over 10 years and also know Kelly. These girls are amazing and I’m sure their mom and dad have played a part in that. Sending prayers and positive thoughts you all find comfort in her no longer being in pain and all the memories you shared.

Shirley and Anthony Montovani

Diane Dasilva

March 14, 2018

Remember her when we were kids at your house and then years later how much my kids liked seeing her at DeMello! Garden Club especially!

Maria Lawrence

March 14, 2018

Bob, Kelly and Niki,

Colleen was a good neighbor, friend and family member for about 40 years.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, She will be missed.

Maria and Becky

Jaime Caron

March 13, 2018

Mr. Santos, Niki, and Kelly...

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Thinking of all of you and wishing you comfort in your memories.


Terry Moran

March 13, 2018

Niki, Kelly and Bob,

I am so sorry to hear this news. I know you will all be strong together through a difficult time. The love you all shared will always be there.