Nina (Vanella) Santosuosso

May 9, 1941 ~ July 9, 2022 (age 81)


GROVELAND – Nina Santosuosso, 81, passed away on July 9, 2022, after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

Born in Boston and raised in Everett by her mother Lucia (Lucy) Vanella and father Joseph Vanella both born in Sicily. Nina was a realtor for 30 before retiring. She enjoyed gardening, reading, bird watching and bowling. Nina was the cherished wife of the late Christopher J. Santosuosso who passed in December of 2020. They lived in Groveland for over 20 years.

Her pride and joy was her family. She leaves behind her daughter Donna (Whitney) D’Amato and husband Anthony of Georgetown; adored grandchildren Marissa Henderson and husband Zachary of GA, Brianna DiStefano and husband Peter of Danvers, Mikaela D’Amato and fiancé Tom Zargaj of Amesbury and Anthony D’Amato, Jr. of Georgetown; great-granddaughters Ava and Ella. Also survived by siblings Marie (Vanella) Waller and husband Charles of Groveland and Joseph Vanella and wife Elizabeth of Tewksbury; several nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 13, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 S. Main Street, Haverhill from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Services will begin Thursday in the funeral home at 11:30 AM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 S. Main Street, Haverhill at 12:30 PM. Interment in Riverview Cemetery, Groveland. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Nina's memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Foundation at For guestbook, please visit

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July 13, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Driscoll Funeral Home & Cremation Service
309 So. Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01835

Mass of Christian Burial
July 14, 2022

12:30 PM
Sacred Hearts Church
165 S. Main Street
Haverhill, MA 01835

July 14, 2022

1:45 PM
Riverview Cemetery, Groveland

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