Anthony T. Santomauro

Anthony T. Santomauro

AGE: 65 • Belmar

Anthony T. Santomauro, 65, of Belmar, N.J., died Saturday, November 24, 2012, at his home. Known as "Tony", he was born in Bayonne and lived in Wall before moving to Belmar. A graduate of Wall High School, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam era. Tony was a Mason Contractor, and owned and operated Santomauro Construction Company for over 40 years. An avid golfer and fisherman, he enjoyed his time at his second home in Key Largo, Fla. Through his life he maintained a sense of humor and never lost it throughout his illness.

He was predeceased by his father, Alexander Santomauro, who died in 2006. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia M. Hussey Santomauro. He also leaves his children Anthony Santomauro, Jr. and his wife Kelly, Brick,N.J., Maria Lewis and her husband Al, Shamong, N.J. and Suzanne Santomauro, Belmar, N.J. He is also survived by his mother, Marie Santomauro, Lakewood, N.J.and his brothers, Richard, and his wife Lauretta, Santomauro, Spring Lake Hts, N.J. and Thomas, and his wife Pat, Santomauro, Wall, N.J. Tony was the loving grandfather of Jane and Andrew Santomauro, Brick, N.J. and Jordyn and Jocelyn Lewis, Shamong, N.J. The family acknowledges Tony's caregivers, James Wyckoff and Sophia Swearine.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8 PM at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 2028 Highway 35, Wall, N.J. Friends and family are asked to go directly to St. Catharine RC Church, 215 Essex Avenue, Spring Lake, N.J. on Wednesday at 9 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Brig Gen Wm C Doyle Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown, N.J. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tony's name to the Popcorn Park Zoo, P.O. Box 43, Forked River, N.J. 08731-0043. For further information or to send condolences to the family please visit

Published in Asbury Park Press from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2012