Arlene Santiago, 54, of Hamden passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at the Smilow Cancer Hospital/Yale New Haven with her family by her side. Arlene was born in New Haven on November 6, 1961; daughter of Carmen Santiago and the late Miguel Santiago; was an avid reader, game player, enjoyed watching cat videos and home improvement shows but most of all enjoyed her family whom she loved unconditionally. Sister of Miguel Santiago, Jr. (Tita), Yolanda Santiago, Marvin Santiago (Michelle), Sandra L. Dato (Anthony), Lillian Rosa (Ricardo), William Santiago (Maria), Eva Diaz (Heriberto) and Robin Walsh. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and their respected others.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Friday morning at 11:00. Family and friends may call from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 11:30. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Arlene Santiago can be made to the Closer to Free Fund, which jointly supports Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center.