Nancy E. Santos, 71, of Terrace Avenue passed away on Tuesday January 20, 2015. She was the former wife of James Santos. Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Margaret (Mello) Santos. She was a lifelong resident of East Providence. Nancy was a remarkable women who at age 40 joined the Navy Reserves where she did 3 years assigned to the Iceland Defense Force. She also worked for the State of Rhode Island for 29 years at the Bureau of Family Support as a Child Support Agent and at the Substance Abuse Unit as a TASC Case Manager. She retired in 2009 and kept active with family and friends. She was many things to so many people and will be missed by all. She leaves three children, Pamala Santos-Sisto, James J. Santos and his wife Jill and David R. Santos and his wife Anna, one grandson, Justin Santos, and three sisters, Ruth Ann Santos, Marilyn Goff and Mary Ann Santos. She was the sister of the late Peggy Saunders. Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Taunton Avenue, Seekonk. Burial will be private. Calling hours Friday 4-8. In lieu of flowers contributions to Community VNA Hospice Care, 10 Emery Street, Attleboro, Ma. 02703 would be appreciated.