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Rock Funeral Home

1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA

OBITUARY

Ronald John Santos

May 29, 1952June 15, 2020

Ronald John Santos, age 68 of New Bedford, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the son of the late Manuel Santos and Helene (Lapointe) Loureiro.

Born in New Bedford, he attended school in New Bedford and was a self-employed handyman for many years.

Ron was a free spirit and lived life to the fullest, he loved spending time with his family and friends. Ron enjoyed taking care of his plants and gardening. He loved going camping, fishing and riding motorcycles with his friends. The most important thing about Ron is that when he loved you he loved you with all he had, you never needed to hear the words come out of his mouth you could feel the love that he had for you. Ron had a love for his children and grandchildren that you could see on his face anytime he would talk about them. He will be greatly missed but the memories of him will be cherished by all.

Ronald is survived by his children, Jocelyn Machado and her husband Edward of Medford, Ashley Santos of New Bedford, Tara-Lea Katherman of PA and Tyler John Santos of Dartmouth; a sister, Katherine McCarthy of Stoughton; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Dianna Arruda.

Ronald’s Memorial Service will be Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:30AM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Monday from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Burial in St. John’s Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: waring-sullivan.com

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Julie Hanks

July 9, 2020

I remember the 1st time we met, Christmas 1964. I fell in love with you then, I was six years old and you, me, Belinda and Johnny were listening for Santa on the roof. Through out the years you were always there for me, I can't tell you how much I appreciated that. You loved with your whole soul....I will always love you and have a special place in my heart for you. love forever and always, Julie

Susie Morgan`

July 1, 2020

Uncle Ronny, We will miss you and your kind heart so much. You where a very caring man, always willing to help. We love you so much! We take solace knowing your are with Mem, Grandpa John and Auntie Dianne and they will show you the way to be one of our guardian angels! Now you will be able to ride your motorcycle again!

With love Susie, Chris, Alexandra and Cameron

Cheryl Duclos

June 30, 2020

You are one of the nicest guys I have ever met. I will miss your beautiful smile and gentle soul. I loved seeing you at gatherings and then spending time catching up. Ride with the cosmos, my friend...... thinking you were the thunder the other night. Xxoo

Suresh Mijar

June 17, 2020

Ronald was a great volunteer at the America Red Cross Food Pantry New Bedford. He used to love help people.

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Biography

Ronald John Santos, age 68 of New Bedford, passed away Monday, June 15, 2020 in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the son of the late Manuel Santos and Helene (Lapointe) Loureiro.

Born in New Bedford, he attended school in New Bedford and was a self-employed handyman for many years.

Ron was a free spirit and lived life to the fullest, he loved spending time with his family and friends. Ron enjoyed taking care of his plants and gardening. He loved going camping, fishing and riding motorcycles with his friends. The most important thing about Ron is that when he loved you he loved you with all he had, you never needed to hear the words come out of his mouth you could feel the love that he had for you. Ron had a love for his children and grandchildren that you could see on his face anytime he would talk about them. He will be greatly missed but the memories of him will be cherished by all.

Ronald is survived by his children, Jocelyn Machado and her husband Edward of Medford, Ashley Santos of New Bedford, Tara-Lea Katherman of PA and Tyler John Santos of Dartmouth; a sister, Katherine McCarthy of Stoughton; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Dianna Arruda.

Ronald’s Memorial Service will be Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:30AM in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, MA 02745. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation Monday from 5:00 to 8:00PM. Burial in St. John’s Cemetery. To leave a note of condolence: waring-sullivan.com