Ed is survived by his wife of 65 years Barbara (Mori) Santos; daughter Karen Johnson and son-in-law Dennis Johnson; granddaughters Kathryn Claire (KC) and Emily Grace Johnson. He was predeceased by his brothers Joseph Santos, Robert Santos, Raymond Santos, and his sister Dorothy Santos. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Patricia Santos and Joyce Santos and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ed graduated from Plymouth High School Class of 1948, Sacred Hearts College and Williams College School of Banking. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and served 16 months in Korea.
Ed had a career in banking for 35 years starting as a teller at Plymouth National Bank and retiring from Plymouth Federal Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
He is and was active on many town committees. Ed served as President of the Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation for 37 years developing the Plymouth Industrial Park on Cherry Street in North Plymouth, helping bring in 127 new companies and creating over 5000 jobs. One of the Corporation's greatest achievements has been to donate to various charities in the town of Plymouth, an amount exceeding 8 million dollars.
Ed served on the Jordan Hospital Board of Directors for many years as well as Vice Chair of the Capital Campaign and Vice Chair of the Jordan Health Foundation and Vice Chair of the Philanthropy Board of B.I.D. He was past chairman of Cranberry Hospice, past President and Paul Harris Fellow of the Plymouth Rotary Club, past President and Director of Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce, past Grand Knight Council 4480, past Director Plymouth Public Library, past Director Plymouth Boys&Girls Club, past Chairman Plymouth YMCA, past Chairman Town of Plymouth Personnel Board, past Director of Sacred Heart School, past Director Bridgewater State University and past Director and Vice President of Plymouth 400th Committee.
He was a lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Chairman of the Parish Finance Council at Saint Peter Parish. Also for many years he and the Sisters of Divine Providence recited the rosary every morning on WPLM.
He was presently a director of the Plymouth Community Charitable Foundation, Museum Council Member of Plimoth Patuxet, Director America's Hometown Celebration Committee, Trustee and VIce President of Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth Industrial Park Association Director, Director and past Treasurer of Plymouth Regional Economic Development Foundation and Plymouth County Development Council Director and Treasurer.
He was a man of great faith and was devoted to his family. He loved the Town of Plymouth and tried, in his small way, to help it flourish.
Visiting hours in St. Peter’s Church on Monday November 21st from 3:00 pm till 6:00pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday Morning November 22nd at 10:30 am. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Plymouth.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mary, Queen of Martyrs Parish , 10 Memorial Drive Plymouth, MA, 02360 or St. Mary Parish, 313 Court Street Plymouth, MA, 02360.