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Richard L. “Richie” Santiano

A Funeral Service was held on Friday, March 13th at the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals of Revere, for Richard L. “Richie” Santiano, who died most unexpectedly on Sunday, March 8th at his Boxford residence. “Richie” spent his early years in Saugus & was an alumnus of Saugus High School, Class of 1974. He continued to live in Saugus until moving to Boxford, MA in 1990. He loved his home & maintaining it himself, impeccably. A tall 6′ foot ruggedly handsome young man, he had a personality to match. History says that a party never got going until “Richie” was there.” He had an all-embracing personality and above all, placed his Mom, siblings, nephews & nieces & his longtime companion, first & fore- most in his life. For over 15 years and until his untimely passing, he was the “Wholesale Parts Manager for Herb Chambers Chevrolet Dealership of Danvers. There he enjoyed many fiercely strong & faithful friendships.

He leaves his cherished Mom, Phyllis (Eramo) Santiano of Saugus & the late, Michael J. Santiano, Jr. He is the devoted brother to Maureen D. Santiano, Rose Sarro, Robert J. Santiano & his wife, Ann of Saugus & the late Michael J. Santiano, III. He is the dear uncle to Montana S. Santiano of Saugus & her partner, William Jackson of Salem, Ma, Michael A. Santiano & his partner, Ashley Wright of Haverhill, MA, Maryanne Santiano & her fiancé, Matthew Williams of East Boston & Julie partner, Stephen Pizzi of Revere. Also lovingly survived by his 27 year companion, Cheryl A. Jarvis & her children, Denise E. Leigh, & Kristen A. Stack all of Woburn & Stephen P. Jarvis of Chelmsford. Several Aunts, Uncles and cousins also survive Richie. lnterment was in the Main Street Cemetery, ROWLEY, MA.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, March 12th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Service

Friday, March 13th at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home


Main St. Cemetery, Rowley

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

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  1. Jim Champoux
    Mar 11 2020

    With great sadness, I offer my condolences to Richie’s family.
    Bobby, I’m truly sorry. I have many wonderful memories that I’ll keep in my heart.

    Mar 11 2020

    My condolences to you, your entire family, and the Santiano family. I know Richie was your soulmate. He will be missed by everyone he touched. RIP Richie.

    Toni Encarnacao

  3. Tom & Beverly Rawson
    Mar 11 2020

    What shocking news , our Hearts go out to Cheryl and the whole Santiano family and all of Richie’s friends. He was one hell of a great person to have known all these years in the business we were in. I surely will miss my calls and visits with him . Rest in Peace my friend…..

  4. Eddie Mulvey
    Mar 10 2020

    Richie, I can’t believe your gone. I spoke to you just a few weeks ago. I will miss our conversations about my brother and your laugh. Talking about cars and family. Rest in peace Richie. My condolences to your family and friends who knew you.

    Mar 10 2020

    My condolences to the entire Santiano Family as well as Cheryl Jarvis and your children. I personally have never met any of you other than Cheryl. I met Richie 30+years ago working at Bob Brest Autoworld on the Lynnway and we have been friends since. He is one of a kind and was a great friend. Fortunately I was able to stop in and see him last week at his work. We never skipped a beat. I will miss him deeply, R.I.P. Sarge, you are the best!

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