Richard Raymond Santore

February 18, 1931March 1, 2018
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Richard R. Santore, 87, formerly of Four Seasons, Ft. Mill, SC and recently of Charlotte, died peacefully at Carillon at Indian Trail, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Born in Passaic, NJ on February 18, 1931, he was the son of the late Anthony and Rose Santore; beloved husband for 53 years of the late Marilyn Telerico Santore who died June 20, 2007; devoted father of Richard R. Santore, Jr. (Susan), Gary S. Santore (Debbie), Peter A. Santore (Beth), Linda A. Tully (Clay), Janet M. Bumgarner (Jeff) and Lisa R. Santore-Schwartz (the late Scott); loving “Pop-Pop” of Leyna O’Reilly (Stephen), the late Brad Tully, David Tully (Leah), Matthew Santore, Richard R. Santore, III (Tara), Brittany Santore, Christopher Tully (Sarah), Kelly Taylor (Will), Alyssa Grudi (Lucas), Joshua Bumgarner and Trevor Santore; great-grandfather of Bradyn and Lincoln Tully; Ruby and Emerald O’Reilly. Brother-in-law of Joan Menna (the late John), Gay Anne Peckham (Jack) and the late Joy Hirschhorn (Alan, surviving). Also survived by his nieces, nephews and cousins.

Richard graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1953 with a degree in chemical engineering. He worked for 20 years at Tenneco Corp. in Garfield, NJ, before accepting a position with the U.S. Government in the Department of Energy where he served as Project Manager on the Clean Coal Project, in conjunction with the Bureau of Mines, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He retired in February 1994. In his retirement years Richard enjoyed playing golf, bocce and cards with his wife and his many friends in Pittsburgh, PA and Fort Mill, SC.

The family would like to thank the staff in the Memory Care Unit at Carillon and Hospice of Union County for the loving care they gave to Richard in his final days.

The family will receive friends on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill, NC 28227.

A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., Charlotte, NC 28277.

Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Greenwich, Ct. will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Avenue, Monroe, NC 28110 or to your local Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Richard R. Santore, Jr. (Susan), Son
  • Gary S. Santore (Debbie), Son
  • Peter A. Santore (Beth), Son
  • Linda A. Tully (Clay), Daughter
  • Janet M. Bumgarner (Jeff), Daughter
  • Lisa R. Santore-Schwartz (the late Scott), Daughter
  • Leyna O'Reilly (Stephen), Grandchild
  • the late Brad Tully, Grandchild
  • David Tully (Leah), Grandchild
  • Matthew Santore, Grandchild
  • Richard R. Santore, III (Tara), Grandchild
  • Brittany Santore, Grandchild
  • Christopher Tully (Sarah), Grandchild
  • Kelly Taylor (Will), Grandchild
  • Alyssa Grudi (Lucas), Grandchild
  • Joshua Bumgarner, Grandchild
  • Trevor Santore, Grandchild
  • Bradyn Tully, Great Grandchild
  • Lincoln Tully, Great Grandchild
  • Ruby O'Reilly, Great Grandchild
  • Emerald O'Reilly, Great Grandchild

  • David Tully
  • Matthew Santore
  • Richard Santore, III
  • Christopher Tully
  • Joshua Bumgarner
  • Trevor Santore

  • Hospice of Union County
  • Alzheimer's Association


  • Visitation Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Richard Raymond Santore

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Tony and Barbara Andrea

March 5, 2018

To the Santore Family,

We send our condolence and prayers on the loss of your father. We remember him as wonderful, happy, successful , Yankee-loving, great guy. He also was one of the luckiest men in the world, having Marilyn as his wife. What an inspirational couple they were. It always felt special to be in their presence.

And how blessed they were to raise a family like you. We know you will forever miss him as you do your Mom, but hopefully the great memories you have of him will always bring you smiles and warmth.

With love,

Tony and Barbara Andrea

Mike & Stacey Andrea

March 5, 2018

Ace, Gary, Peter & your all of your families,

My condolences on the passing of your dad. I fondly remember him, and always enjoyed his company. May your loving memories help you through these difficult days.

Mike & Stacey Andrea