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SANTAMARIA, Dominick J. Jr. Dominick J. Santamaria, Jr. In Yale New Haven Hospital, Friday, (July 30, 2010), Dominick J. Santamaria, Jr., 65, of 182 West Bridge St., Deep River, formerly of Guilford. Born October 3, 1944 in New Haven, CT, son of Rose DaPinta Santamaria of Guilford and the late Dominick J. Santamaria, Sr. Father of Joseph Santamaria, Daniel Santamaria, Dominick J. Santamaria, III, all of Deep River, Donna Collins of Marathon, NY and Kimberly Chance of Rio Rancho, NM. Brother of Larry Santamaria of North Guilford, Tony Santamaria and Michael Santamaria both of Clinton, Jenny Morse of Guilford, Debbie Bennett of New Haven, and Marie Cullen of Haddam. Also survived by eight grandchildren. Predeceased by a sister Patricia Santamaria and a brother John Santamaria. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 4, at 10 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church, 33 Whitfield St. Burial will follow at St. George Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, August 3, from 4–8 p.m. at the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St., Guilford. Contributions may be made to the Deep River Fire Dept., 57 Union St., Deep River, CT 06417. For more information or to send an online condolence for the family, please visit www. GuilfordFuneralHome.com.


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Published in Hartford Courant on Aug. 2, 2010.
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March 7, 2020
You are very missed uncle
Antonio madera
July 30, 2013
We will Remember you,In the rising of the sun, and in its going down, we will remember you, in the blowing of the wind, and in the chill of winter.And in the opening of the buds and in the warmth of summer We will remember you in the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn We will remember you in the beginning of every new year and when it ends For as long as we live, you shell live to,in our hearts body and souls For you are a part of us.. as We remember you, everyday of our lives.
Watch over us Brother
Jenny & Bob Santamaria...Morse
July 29, 2013
I think you know how much we love and miss you. I would like to ask a favor of you. Would you please watch over Tony and guide his surgeon's hands tomorrow?
I am not ready to let him go and be with you just yet.
Love you.
Jackie Santamaria
July 24, 2013
Loving thoughts of you brother.
Sister jenny
June 15, 2013
Dom time is moving on,but the
Memory of you is very clear.
when I look for the way to
go there you are. Over and
over again I think of the many
ways that you showed your love. So on Fathers Day I
remember you with love.
Marie Santamaria Cullen
May 18, 2013
Dominick,, so much has changed since you have been gone, I am sure you know that.Everytime I need advice I still think of what advice you would have given me ,and take it from there. Love you beyond forever.. til we meet,and I know we will.Mom and I sit at times and talk of the good times with you..precious memories, that will forever be in our Hearts.. Love Jenny Bob and Mom
March 31, 2013
As is everyday Dom, loving
Thoughts of the amazing
Person you were to Richard
And I. You are with me 24/7.
Rest eternal with Jesus.
Marie Santamaria Cullen
December 4, 2012
Thinking of you brother in this Holiday season
November 15, 2012
Heartfelt thoughts of you Dom ans our private sister to brother chats that I will forever hold in my heart
November 12, 2012
I wish I could have had the chance to know him.
Cheryl
November 11, 2012
Thoughts of you my precious brother more then words can say.
sis
October 24, 2012
Brother I love you with all my heart and sole, had the most precious dream of you last night,we talked and the last thing I remember was you hugging me so tight and I woke up in tears, and felt so much joy in my heart, that I will always carry with me, I know you are watching over me.<3
Jenny Morse
September 5, 2012
Had a dream of you last night Dom,will forever carry on what you said in my dream,thatnk you dear brother R.I.P.
August 10, 2012
Thoughts of you Dom.As I brgin this day,as I go along from everyday tasks I pause for a second and remember the little things you told me from your heart, that will always be there for me to remember.Miss you so much Dom.
July 30, 2012
So glad you got to see Ian graduate. Wish you could have seen his baby.
It's been 2 years since we said goodbye to you but you are still in our hearts and memories. If you have seen our grandson Jonathan I know that you will be his substitute grandfather and watch over him. He was so little when he left us.
Tony and Jackie Santamaria
July 28, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Carol and Joe Mancini
Joe Mancini
July 28, 2012
Jenny Mom and Bob Morse
July 28, 2012
Brother we miss you more then words can say. Since you have been gone nothing seems the same, I always remember our chats and you listening with all your heart,Bob ma and I go to your place of rest often, and speak to you, doing that seems to be calming and gives us the strength, in the things we would speak of.
Does not seem that it has been 2 years on the 30th.
Till we are together again, which is in Gods hands rest my dear brother..
Jenny mom and Bob Morse Guilford
June 17, 2012
Dad, Yet another Father's Day is here and my heart still hurts without you here. It does not get any easier. I miss talking to you and hugging you. Happy Father's Day Daddy I LOVE YOU!!!
May 6, 2012
A beautiful day today at Virginia beach and my thoughts are of you I take you everywhere Dom. rest with Jesus
Marie Santamaria cullen
April 15, 2012
Today this candle is light in
Rememberance of you Dom
Forever with me
Marie Santamaria
March 5, 2012
Dom, I carry you with me still,
And for as long as I live. Your
Physical presence will forever be missed, but within me you
Live. Rest in Jesus marie
Marie Santamaria
January 12, 2012
Your words of wisdom are missed,You had a way of telling like it was and you knew what was going on.Like you said once the best words are the ones unspoken.May you forever shine your love down on earth,and your words will forever be remembered.
December 29, 2011
Another holiday without you Dom, time continues to pass
But you are forever as long as i live very present in my heart and on my mind. Rest in peace Dom with Jesus until
we meet. Marie
Marie Santamaria cullen
November 7, 2011
Dom we are in fl and again I'm remembering you, you are with me wherever I go .I hear your
Voice especially when you
Would call me "Edith"
Rest with Jesus Dom we will meet again when my time is up. Marie
marie santamaria cullen
September 26, 2011
Dad, Your birthday nears again and I think of what I can get you this year. The only thing that I can think of is to go back in time and have you here with us again. I know you are being taken care of but it does not get any easier. I miss and love you with all my heart and soul. I miss our talks. Happy Early birhtday to the best father anyone could ever have asked for. I will see you in my dreams!
September 5, 2011
Dom-i still hear you speak to me at times when i look for the answer your loving spirit is present. rest with Jesus. marie
August 6, 2011
Those we Love don't go away,They walk beside us everyday.Unseen,unheard but always near,you are still loved and missed so much.You are a part of my everyday thoughts and that will never go away,and those memories we had will last me a lifetime, till we meet again my friend.
When you were in this world there was always good times, never bad.There will never be another you,you had a special way about you and a heart of gold.
You set a good example to all your children,and they follow in your foot steps.
At night whenever there is a bright star,and in the morning as the sun rises that is you watching over everyones life you touched.
Till we meet one day Peace be with you.
A friend
August 2, 2011
Dom, You were one of the most amazing people I knew I was very lucky to get to meet you. You were so welcoming and such a kind person.I will always remember you and your memory will be passed on through your amazing family..
Christi
July 31, 2011
It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.
July 30, 2011
You will always be watching over us,that is a fact,You were a kind and caring person and it shows in your children,and every one that knows you just loved and still do love you to Pieces
July 29, 2011
With Love Today

We thought of you with love today,
But this is nothing new,
We thought of you yesterday and the days before that too.
We think of you in silence and
often speak you name.
All we have now are our memories,
and you picture in a frame.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
But you didn't go alone.
A part of us went with you
The day God took you home.
Sister Jenny & Bob
July 29, 2011
If tears could build a stairway
and memories a lane
I'd walk right up to Heaven
and bring you home again
Tony & Jackie Santamaria
June 20, 2011
Happy Fathers Day to the most unique man thoughtfull kind and was always there to listen.
June 19, 2011
Happy Fathers Day Dom. To the BEST Father-in-Law I could of ask for... We MISS and LOVE YOU with every DAY that goes BY...
May 29, 2011
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
Jenny
March 31, 2011
While you were on this earth
the Love you had within your heart, made each day,seem to matter.
Your Love you gave to all you knew filled there hearts with peace and gave life meaning.. when they felt they could not go on.
You gave comfort when someone felt all alone,and knew just what to say
you touched many lives with all your heart and soul.
Watch over us because life just is not the same without you here.
March 21, 2011
Give Us a sign We know you are watching!
February 18, 2011
Saw a bright star in the sky last night and I thanked you for looking down at me
Love and Kisses
jenny (cece)
January 25, 2011
Thoughts of you from the heart Brother miss you so much all my love,CeCe
January 3, 2011
Holidays are tough... wish Heaven had a phone... so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today... but that's nothing new. I thought of you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence and often speak your name. All I have are memories and pictures in a frame....... and my love for you in my heart till we meet again one day
I love you Brother.. Your sister..Jenny (cece)
(and Bob)
As you know we are watching over mom as surely you must be.
Always remember your hugs kisses and love, you gave every time we saw each other those moments will forever live on, in our hearts.
Jenny..(Cece)
December 29, 2010
dom this christmas holiday is difficult
without you being here. but i know that you are resting in jesus. i feel your with me everyday your spirit is so alive within me. until we meet i love you
sis--marie
marie
November 4, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you this holiday season and always.
November 2, 2010
Dom and family
I was sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Colton sends his love.

Sincerly Cindy and Colton
Cynthia Thompson
October 11, 2010
God looked around His garden and found an empty place He then looked down upon this earth and saw your tired face He put His arms around you And lifted you to rest God's garden must be beautiful He always takes the best He knew that you were suffering He knew you were in pain He knew that you would never get well on earth again He saw that the road was getting rough And the hills were hard to climb So He closed your weary eyelids And whispered, "Peace Be Thine". It broke our hearts to lose you But you didn't go alone For part of us went with you The day God called you
Every day in every way you are thought of.
Love you
Jenny
October 3, 2010
October 3 2010..Happy Birthday Brother
Love you
Sister Jenny
Jenny Morse
September 29, 2010
Almighty God and Father,Help all the families to live like the holy family,
jesus mary and Joseph
united in respect and love
Teach us Through them
the sanctity of human love,
the value of family life
and the way to live at peace with all.
that we may share your love
and your life forever
L. A Close friend
September 28, 2010
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. We share your grief.
September 14, 2010
God looked around his gardem
And found an empty place
He then looked down upon the earth, and saw your tired face,
he put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest.
Gods garden must be beautiful
He always takes the best.
He Knew That You were in Pain
He knew that you would never get well on earth again
He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb
So he closed your weary eyelids, and whispered "peace Be Thine"
It broke our hearts to lose you, wholeheartly kind man, but you did not go alone
For part of all of us went with you..The DAY GOD CALLED YOU HOME.
September 2, 2010
Thinking about you today Brother, Ma and I were chatting about you, And we were remembering One of your Favorite Songs "I Did It My Way" And you surely did
Love you.....More then words could express Mom and Jenny
September 2, 2010
What a loving man he was and will always be remembered for the love he had for his family and children they were his world . May the Santamaria family find peace everyday, and keep in there hearts the love he had for them.
As a child he was just as caring and loving as when he was an adult.He always had a lot of Love to give.
August 27, 2010
Woke up this morning remembering our brother and sister talks that I will forever remember. The hard long hugs we always gave each other when ever we saw each other.I know that you are watching over us and that is comforting.
sister Jenny
August 26, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
August 25, 2010
Dom i think of you everyday,you are forever in my heart, i visited your place of rest today and i sent you a special prayer. i know that you are with our lord & savior jesus,i heard the words "Marie i'm here."
August 24, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
August 22, 2010
There are only Loving thoughts about this man, and he left this earth to soon.He had health problems through the years and suffered a lot but always came through. His memory will always live on in the hearts of all that he touched with his love and caring, He is a shining star , that one you look up to in the sky at night, and sending his love to all.
August 15, 2010
May peace and fond memories be upon the family Dom was a unique man
August 15, 2010
A Reminiscence

YES, thou art gone! and never more
Thy sunny smile shall gladden me;
But I may pass the old church door,
And pace the floor that covers thee.

May stand upon the cold, damp stone,
And think that, frozen, lies below
The lightest heart that I have known,
The kindest I shall ever know.

Yet, though I cannot see thee more,
'Tis still a comfort to have seen;
And though thy transient life is o'er,
'Tis sweet to think that thou hast been;

To think a soul so near divine,
Within a form so angel fair,
United to a heart like thine,
Has gladdened once our humble sphere.

By Anne Bronte
The Poetry Foundation
August 13, 2010
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
August 8, 2010
Our prayers are with you Larry (and family) on the passing of your brother. Barbara & Tom Puffer
Barbara Puffer
August 8, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
August 8, 2010
For my entire 25 years of existence my Uncle Dominick has lived around the corner.. and now I pass by his house every day with the knowledge that he is no longer there...

to all of his kids, grandkids, and siblings.. I am so sorry for your loss. I never got the chance to get to know any of you, but my heart goes out to you at this time.

Dominick was very important to our family, and we all love him and miss him dearly. He was an incredibly generous, kind, and patient person, and I am so fortunate to have had him in my life.
Audrey Albrecht
August 7, 2010
Dad,
Thank you for the moments we had with you at the end,when you told me that you loved me and kissed me goodbye, those are the memories that I hold close to my heart. You were a great father,grandfather,and friend. Watch over us. I will miss you more than you will ever know. I think about you all the time and miss our talks. Someday again we will see each other and for that, I will go on! I LOVE YOU DAD!!
August 5, 2010
love you you were a good man and know that you are watching over us
August 5, 2010
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
August 4, 2010
Dan,Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill and Lisa Dunn
August 4, 2010
To the Santamaria Family,

We shared the family rooms at Yale New Haven Hospital with you for six days. Our mother, Robin Earle, had her funeral at St. George's yesterday. We are so sorry for your loss.
God bless you all,
The Earle Family
August 3, 2010
Dan,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

John & Susan Nilson
August 3, 2010
We were so sad to hear about Dom's passing. He was a kind neighbor who always had a smile, wave, and kind word for all the neighbors. He had a gentle way about him and never complained even if he was sick. We were lucky to have known him.
Kathy, Tom, Gavin Hauswirth
August 3, 2010
Dominick~
Words alone can not express how sorry I am to hear about your dad. I know how important he was to you. I'm sorry I never had the opportunity to meet him. May you find comfort in the memories you share with your family and knowing how much he loved you.
Diane
August 3, 2010
Dominick, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna & Tom Pieron
August 3, 2010
Tanya Santamaria Harris
August 3, 2010
In memory of my dear uncle. with prayers for the entire Santamaria Family
Tanya Santamaria Harris
August 3, 2010
We will Remember you,In the rising of the sun, and in its going down, we will remember you, in the blowing of the wind, and in the chill of winter.And in the opening of the buds
and in the warmth of summer
We will remember you in the rustling of the leaves
and in the beauty of autumn
We will remember you in the beginning of every new year
and when it ends
For as long as we live
you shall live to,in our hearts body and souls For you are a part of us as
We remember you
All our Love Brother forever and ever
Mom and Santamaria Family
August 3, 2010
We will Remember you,In the rising of the sun, and in its going down, we will remember you, in the blowing of the wind, and in the chill of winter.And in the opening of the buds
and in the warmth of summer
We will remember you in the rustling of the leaves
and in the beauty of autumn
We will remember you in the beginning of every new year
and when it ends
For as long as we live
you shall live to,in our hearts body and souls For you are a part of us as
We remember you
All our Love Brother forever and ever
Mom and Santamaria Family
August 3, 2010
I did it my way
August 2, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Fran & Don Lumpkin
August 2, 2010
Our prayers and condolences to the entire Santamaria family from aunt Mary Leslie, sons Nelson, Sid and the Leslie family. May God be with you all.
Sid Leslie
August 2, 2010
Donna, Mike, Dan,Dom jr,Ian,& Lara
may each of you find comfort in believing
that your Dad is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ. He was an amazing brother, father and grand father. He is alive in all of our hearts and will be an inspriration to us always. May the peace of the Lord always be with you all.

Love Aunt Marie and Larry
Marie Cullen
August 2, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you lots of smiles and strength. Your father was one of the most wonderful, thoughtful, and the kindest man we have ever known. We will missing his happy smile. He has been in our lives for so many years and will continue to be with us in our hearts for years to come.
Love Patsy Turner(Dube) and Family
Turner/Dube
August 2, 2010
Dominick,
I'm so sorry. Your Dad was very special to me and I've missed him in the years that you and I have been apart. You, Donna, Danny and Joe are in my prayers.
Kim Kellaher- Beatty
August 2, 2010
I am so sad to read of Dom's passing. He was such a good friend and a great guy all around. He will be missed.
Maggie Bancroft
August 2, 2010
To Donna and children, my heart is with you at this time, may the Lord protect you and hold you in his loing arms during this time.
Margret Santamaria Watts
August 2, 2010
I am sorry for the loss of Dominick, even though I never met him but he is my cousin and I am sad. Love to the whole family.
Margret Santamaria Watts
August 2, 2010
sorry for your loss
janice acampora
August 2, 2010
Donna & Family,

Sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this challenging time.
Tom Savoldy
August 2, 2010
Larry, Jenny, and Michael: Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your brother. May peace find you during this difficult time.
Thomas Sullivan
August 2, 2010
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead....
Becky Cuevas
August 2, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
Jenny & Bob Morse
August 2, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
Jenny & Bob Morse
August 2, 2010
Death is not the means to an end. It is simply the ending of one journey and the beginning of a new one. I am very sorry for your loss and hope you all find peace during this difficult situation.
Beth Schweizer
August 2, 2010
God Bless you, so sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts,our love and prayers go out to you.
Dawn & Nikki Houle
August 2, 2010
Love you brother
Jenny & Bob Morse
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