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SANTOMERO, Rick Santomero  - It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Richard Francis Santomero.

In the early hours of March 12, 2019 at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa Hospital, Richard passed peacefully in the presence of his best friend and companion of over 25 years Rosa Cupido.

Richard is predeceased by his mother Francis, his brother Paul Santomero, his grandparents Nunziato and Sophia (Cowell) Santomero.

He will be sadly missed by his cousins. Richard, in his 71st year, was born in Peterborough on January 8, 1948. 

Richard was a parishioner at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bowmanville. Throughout his life Richard was involved in a number of charitable and philanthropic causes including the Optimist Club, Red Cross, Knights of Columbus and Parish Council at St. Joseph.

Richard’s kindness shone through as he was always ready to help a friend or neighbour in need. He was well respected both in the community and in his professional life.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home, Bowmanville.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, March 22 at 11 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 127 Liberty Street South Bowmanville, followed by interment. A reception will take place at St. Joseph Parish Hall following the interment.

A Celebration of Gregory’s Life will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, a donation made in Richard’s memory to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation or the CHARITY of one’s choice would be appreciated.