Salem, NH — Richard V. DeSantis, 79, of Salem, N.H., died on September 23, at his home. Richard was born and educated in Lawrence, Mass. He worked for himself as operator of 3-D Appliance out of Salem. Richard was a resident of Salem for over 50 years. He loved to work and tinker with engines and computers. He was devoted to his family. He was predeceased by his wife, Ella (Middlemiss) DeSantis; and his son, Richard. He is survived by his daughters, Donna and her husband, Anthony Lomuscio of Salem, and Darline Orlando of Salem; son, Russell and his wife, Sharon DeSantis of Manchester, N.H.; brothers, Kenneth of Salem, and John of China, Maine; sister, Linda Jones of Porter, Maine; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services are private for the family, and cremation will take place. A celebration of Richard and Ella’s life will take place at a later date. Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home has care of the arrangements. Memorial contributions in Richard’s name may be made to Breast Cancer Research Fund, 60 East 56th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10022. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.