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“Santo, I will never forget you and your amazing family. My dad and mom loved you so much. I am forever great full to have known you ♥ God Bless...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Diane Morgillo Larocque - Madison, CT

“Thinking of you and your family during the loss of your Father. Sending our love and prayers.Love Dean,Jackie,Spencer and Eliza Goldberg ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Jackie Goldberg - East Haven, CT

“I am so sorry that I didn't make it to your dad's services- I didn't know until after it was too late. He was such a gentleman and I loved running...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Anne Marie (Pacelli) McGuire - CT

“So sorry to hear of your loss. ”
4 of 25 | Posted by: Jeffrey, Pam, Leah, & Connor Moriarty - CT

“What a beautiful family Santo raised. My dad was in the same room in Hospice and they were a pleasure to meet. Condolences from my family and myself,...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“The Tomasello Family, My condolences to each and everyone one of you! Mr.Tomasello was a great man and role model! He will be missed but heaven has...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Mariela Cartagena - Babylon, NY

“Dera Santos Family,I was so sad to hear the news of Santos passing,he was such a fun wonderful man,I enjoyed getting to know him and listening to his...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: cindy chasney - guilford, CT

“Mary Jane and family..... Our sincere condolences on your loss. Like your dad, mine was a WWII Army vet under General Patton and a wrestler. He...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Mr. And Mrs. Richard Maccione - CT

“Elise and family we are very sorry for your loss. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: the haesche family - east haven, CT

“Evelyn, Joe and Girls: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.Gerald & Ruth Adinolfi ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Ruth Adinolfi - Northford, CT

“To Evelyn and Family we send our deepest sympathy. Very sorry for your loss.Marissa and Hector Velazquez ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Marissa Velazquez - Hamden, CT

“Our deepest sympathy to all of the Tomasello family on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Marie & Clem Affinito - CT

“So sorry to hear of Santo's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. He was a wonderful and funny man. Tracy Vernon ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Tracy Vernon - Guilford, CT

“Mary, oe, Evelyn, Adriana and Elise and all your family, Our hearts go out to all of you. We will be praying for all of you and wishing you strength...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: dawn affinito - east haven, CT

“Jane, Very sorry for your loss and please accept my condolences. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Joseph Szaszfai - CT

“Our sincerest condolences. We wish you comfort in knowing he is at peace. ”
16 of 25 | Posted by: The Liquindoli Family - CT

“Sending our sympathy at the loss of your beloved Santo. Our dad, Bob Banta, was in the bed at Hospice diagonally across from Santo; he passed away on...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“To Joe, Evelyn and the entire Tomasello family, mom and I send our deepest sympathy. We are praying for you all. ”
18 of 25 | Posted by: Theo McClam - Hamden, CT

“My condolences to you and your family in your days of sorrow. I did not get to know Santo, but I did get to know his grandchildren as students,...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Salvatore Zarra - Cheshire, CT

“To Joe, Evelyn and the Tomasello family, Our condolences to you at this time. Our prayers are with you for comfort and peace. The Roman...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Edith Roman - Wallingford, CT

“Rest In Peace, Uncle Sonny. We love you and will miss you but you will always be in our hearts and memories. Say Hi to Billy and Daddy. Love,...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Ginger McHugh - New Haven, CT

“Joe, Evelyn & girls. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this time of saddnes. Sorry for your lose. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Christine & Michael Amendola - CT

“Mary, Mary Jane, Fred, Paula, & Joe,We are so sorry to hear of Santos passing. What a kind and loving man he was. We will always remember all the...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Fred and Family-may your dad receive his reward among the angels and our Loving God.He willforever be in his new, heavenly home surrounded by...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: ellen lye - Hamden, CT

“To Joe and family; My condolences to you and your family at this time. May God's peace be with you all. You and your family are in my prayers. ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Edith Roman - Wallingford, CT


Santo P. Tomasello, 89, beloved husband of 59 years to Mary Berladyn Tomasello of Branford passed away September 26, 2013 in CT Hospice. Cherished father of Mary Jane (Gregory) Ruthven of Woodbury, Fred (Stephanie) Tomasello and Paula (Anthony) Fraenza both of Branford and Joseph (Evelyn) Tomasello of East Haven. Loving grandfather of Michael (Alicia) Fraenza and Christopher Fraenza, Daniel (Megan) Ruthven, MD., Maria (Michael) Tamsin, Marisa Ruthven, Alex, Adrianna, Elise, Nicholas and Mia Tomasello. Loving great grandfather of Julia Terese Fraenza and Anthony Joseph Fraenza both of whom he adored. Son of the late Giuseppe and Jennie LaRosa Tomasello. Brother of Domenica Nunziante of Branford and the late Angelina Papalardo, Concetta, Mary and John Tomasello. He also leaves behind several loving nieces and nephews to whom he was known as "Uncle Sonny". He was predeceased by a nephew Billy McHugh. Prior to his retirement Santo was a Security Officer for the Hospital of St. Raphael and also worked for the former Federal Paper Board Co. and the East Haven Board of Education. He was a member of the Knight of Columbus Council 11245 and a member of the American Legion. Santo was a WWII Army veteran and served with the 135th Combat Engineers under General George Patton. He was involved in the sport of boxing for many years where he was know as "Ron Santo". The family would like to thank the Staff at CT Hospice for their compassionate, loving gentle care and support. His funeral procession will leave the PORTO FUNERAL HOME, 234 Foxon Rd. (Rte 80) East Haven Monday morning at 9:00. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Pompeii Church at 9:30. Interment with military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call SUNDAY from 4:00-7:00 PM. Memorial Contributions may be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405.

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