Ralph A. Santora, 79, of North Haven, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at his home with his loving family by his side.  He was the husband of 55 years to the late Anita Guglielmo Santora.  Ralph was born in New Haven on April 20, 1935; son of the late Ralph and Concetta DeMaggio Santora. Ralph served his country faithfully in the US Army; worked for the City of New Haven Housing Authority and Redevelopment Agency until his retirement. In his retirement he worked as a voting machine technician for the City of New Haven. He was actively involved with the New Haven Historical Society and enjoyed antiquing. Ralph’s greatest joy was his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Father of NHFD Ret. Capt. Ralph (Mary Ann) Santora, Jr., Susan Landisio, Michelle (Anthony) Abbagnaro and NHPD Ret. Assistant Chief Denise (NHPD Lt. Kenneth) Blanchard.  Grandfather of NHFD Firefighter Jennifer (NHFD Firefighter Chris) Forslund, Jessica & Jeana Santora, Anna-Lynn (Matthew) Monroe & Vincent Peter Landisio III (fiancé Erin Maratea), Alexandria Rose Abbagnaro, Isabella Nicole and Gabriella Marie Blanchard.  Great-grandfather of  Ajane’ Santora Fyne, Brianna Forslund, Elijah & Ty Ellis, Laniyah McCrea & Emma Sandra Monroe.  Brother of Marion DeMaio and the late Michael Santora. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank his caregivers for the exceptional care shown to him along his journey, especially Dr. Lorenzo Galante.


His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue,Tuesday morning at 10:30.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Therese Church at 11:00.  Interment with full military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Monday from 4 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405.