Santa Maria, Wendy M., 70, passed away October 31, 2017. Wendy was born on April 9, 1947 in Buffalo, NY to George and Anne Fox. She had a loving childhood and spent many summers at the family cottage on Lake Erie. She graduated from Lafayette high School and Bryant & Stratton Business School in 1966. She married her husband of 50 yrs., Gerard Santa Maria Sr., in 1967. Wendy and Gerry moved to Clearwater in 1972 and opened Caesars Jewelers, which is Clearwater’s oldest Jewelry Store.
She enjoyed about 40 years of being at the ball fields watching her sons and grandsons playing baseball and sponsored many teams over the years. Wendy enjoyed many years of travel. She loved to cruise and also loved Walt Disney World. She was constantly on the go! Since retiring in 2014 Wendy and Gerry enjoyed spending the summers at their cabin in Murphy, NC.
Wendy was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. She has gone to join her beloved daughter Amy Elizabeth, her parents George and Anne, her sister Patricia, in laws, Rose and Charles. She is survived by her husband Gerry Sr., her sons Gerry Jr. (Jennifer), Michael (Beth), her grandsons: Devin & Jordan who she and Gerry so lovingly raised and her grandchildren: Landon and Lyla.
Nieces & Nephews: Melinda; Kirt and Chuck; Charles; Michelle; Katie; Kristina; Tommy; Teresa; Christopher; Dawn; Lisa; Leslie and David.
Sister & Brother In-Laws: Kathy, Charles; Bernice; Tom, Darlene; Boyce; and extended family members.
November 25, 2017
Light of Christ Catholic Church
2176 Marilyn Street
Clearwater, FL 33765