July 2, 1938 – July 17, 2021
Reina Proscia, of Jupiter, Florida passed away peacefully on July 17, 2021 at the age of 83. She was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Francisco Santiago and Grace Santiago on July 2, 1938.
She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church where she served in various capacities, including as a Eucharistic Minister for St. Patrick Church in Palm Beach Gardens. Reina was very generous in giving whether it be time, money, or love. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, reading mystery novels, attending Broadway plays and watching episodes of Law and Order.
Reina is survived by her devoted husband of 64 years, Richard; sons, James (Sarah) of Las Vegas, Nevada and Richard (Christina) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; grandchildren, Matthew, Allison, Dana (James), Richard and Nicholas; great grandson, Noah; brother, Louis (Sally) Santiago and numerous loving relatives and friends.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Jerry Santiago and Frank Santiago.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, 333 Southern Blvd Ste 400, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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August 1, 2021
I can't tell you how much I loved this funny, strong and passionate woman. I met her at Publix, where I work. We laughed about everything. I especially enjoyed a her devotion to her "Prince". What a truly wonderful love story.
Richie, you and your family are in my prayers. Love you.
July 19, 2021
I was so happy my Wife Nancy and I went to see my Aunt and Uncle last weekend.
I always loved talking about my past with them growing up on 63rd street.Great times most of all Uncle Richie’s 1959 Ford, the only car you could go ice skating in the winter due to a water leak. Aunt Reina, I will always cherish the times with you and love you always. Domenic
July 18, 2021
I was saddened to learn of Reina’s passing. My Mom, Joanie, Alma, Margie and Reina were good friends from my earliest memories. “The Bay Ridge Ladies Fine Arts Club” I believe was the name of their group. All of the ladies were really so kind to this chubby red headed child. Reina and Joanie stood out from the others they really opened their hearts to me. Reina had this amazing trait of being an awesome story-teller, I do recall being drawn to that as well as to her infectious laugh as a young child that lasted into my adulthood. Reina had a magnetic personality and loving charm definitely to me. I do recall probably something insignificant to anyone, but to me it was something that stayed with me it was a porcelain pumpkin on the kitchen table. When I see one now it immediately brings me back to her kitchen in Brooklyn. I’m sure that everyone who reads this knows the bartender for the Bay Ridge Ladie’s Fine Arts Club got the job because of “nepotism” and he would marry my sister and that was serendipitous. This union brought more amazing people into my life Grace & Frank Reina & Richard, James, Rich & Chris & their wonderful family. This could go on and on, however it all started with this amazing woman Reina Proscia. I can be comforted by a few things.St. Peter welcomed Reina right into the VIP Entrance and she was immediately surrounded by her family and friends. I know Reina will always watch over her Husband and Children, her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and of course that Bartender her Little Bro Louie. I am grinning because we had a very powerful lightening and thunderstorm last night 7/17, and I know it was the Bay Ridge Ladies Fine Arts Club Reunion Party❤️&🙏 🤗 I really believe those ladies are catching up, laughing and giving everyone a hard time. My deepest sympathies to the family and friends. We were very Blessed to have Reina in our lives.