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Ralph P. Santosuosso

Ralph P. Santosuosso
  • January 28, 1941 - January 31, 2022
  • Wakefield, Massachusetts

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“Sorry for your loss robin nick paul ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: Kathy. Greg. Pat. Jess Jensen - MA

“Fond memories with the Santosuasso family in their yard , Robin, Ralph jr, ...their mom Betty may she rest in heaven with big Ralph they were an...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Eric Raduazzo - Friend

“I worked at Aved in Methuen and Lowell and have many fond memories of my time there. Ralph was a kind man and I enjoyed working for him. ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Marie O'Connor - Fremont, NH

“So very sorry to learn of Ralph's passing. My sincere condolences to the entire family. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Marie O'Connor - Fremoy, NH

“I worked for Ralph many years ago in Methuen he and his wife Betty were wonderful people. So sorry for your loss ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Martha Cashins - Newburyport, MA

“I worked for Ralph many years ago in Methuen he and his wife Betty were wonderful people. So sorry for your loss ”
6 of 18 | Posted by: Martha Cashins - Newburyport, MA

“I worked for Ralph many years ago in Methuen he and his wife Betty were wonderful people. So sorry for your loss ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Martha Cashins - Newburyport, MA

“My deepest condolences to the Santosuosso family. Getting to know him over the years, it was readily apparent how much he loved his family, and his...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Timothy Hole - New Boston, NH

“My heart was broken to hear of Ralph's passing. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with Ralph over the past 32 years. He has always been an...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Cronin - Wakefield, MA

“My heart felt so heavy to hear of Ralph's passing. Ralph was a sweet person who always had an open door to whomever needed to speak with him. ...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Cheryl Garofano - Work

“We are sad to hear the passing of Ralph. We will always cherish the time Diane and Ralph shared with my mother Ruth Bonfanti. Love Matt and Maryanne ”
11 of 18 | Posted by: Matt and Maryanne Cronin (Bonfanti)

“So sorry. Thinking of you all at this tough time. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: David Doucette - Stoneham, MA

“The special-ness of Ralph is that he made everyone he knew feel like family. And like so many, I have been blessed this way, too. My heart is so...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Jeanne Gall - Nashua, NH - Friend

“Ralph Jr. and Robin, i'm one of the lucky ones that was able to spend time with your Dad over the years. One of my favorites, so genuine and kind,...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Bill Duratti - Friend

“Condolences to the family. We are heartbroken at his passing. His vision and generous spirit will live on at Aved, where so many people are able to...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Curt Arata - Tyngsboro, MA

“I only knew Ralph a few years and what a honor to get to know him. A man with a huge heart willing to help others and always making me feel welcomed...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Charles Skip Kilgore Jr - MA

“So very sorry about Ralph's passing. Am thinking of you all at this time. Trust me when I say time does help. Love to you all. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: linda doucette - STONEHAM, MA

“I have been an employee of Aved for 21 years and I truly enjoyed working with Ralph and his family. He was a great Leader and one I looked up to. ...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Robbin Moulton - Dracut, MA

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Ralph P. Santosuosso, age 81, passed away surrounded by his family on January 31, 2022. He was born and raised in Revere Massachusetts, the son of Ralph Luigi Santosuosso and Esther Hartwell.

Ralph proudly served in the United States Air Force and started a number of small businesses before establishing Aved Electronics, a world class contract manufacturing company located in Billerica MA. To this day, Aved serves premier manufacturers of medical equipment, security technology, and robotics industries, and employees nearly 200 people. He treated each and every employee like family and will be warmly remembered in an industry that he made countless contributions to.

Ralph carried the love of flying from his air force career into his private life as an accomplished pilot, and was happiest when he was in the air with his family accompanying him on adventures around the country. Solo, he loved the challenge of taking his flying to the next level and enjoyed recreational aerobatics. As a winged philanthropist, he contributed many hours of flying for Angel Flight, providing free air transportation for people who need to travel to receive lifesaving medical treatment, but lack the means.

Always one for adventure he also enjoyed skiing and travel, Africa being one of his favorite destinations, and sailing became a passion for him later in life. He could be found each and every January traversing the British Virgin Islands with his family and was a member of Jubilee Yacht club in Beverly. He was no slouch on the golf course, enjoyed cooking, going to Bruins games, time in front of the fire, and sitting in his hot tub with a cigar and a Grey Goose.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Betty Ann and his parents Ralph and Esther. He is survived by his son Ralph Lewis (Janine) Santosuosso, his beloved daughter Robin Ann (Todd) Martyn, grandchildren Paul George Doucette, Erika Lee Santosuosso, Nicholas David Doucette, and Molly Rae Santosuosso, his companion Diane Depari and her son David, siblings Lewis (Helen) Santosuosso, Deryl Santosuosso, Linda Bruno, along with many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation for friends and relatives will be held at the McDonald Funeral home, 19 Yale Avenue Wakefield MA from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Friday February 4th. A private ceremony will be held for family prior to interment on Saturday February 5th at Forest Glade Cemetery in Wakefield MA.

Due to the inclement weather we are adding additional visiting hours on Saturday February 5th from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to Angel Flight: