Obituaries 01-20-2021

Nicholas “Nicky” Santoro

A Kind and Gentle Soul and a True Blue Friend

Our beloved Nicholas “Nicky” Santoro passed away on January 16 at the age of 57, after a courageous and brief battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his memory forever.

Nicky was a lifelong resident of East Boston and a 1981 graduate of East Boston High School. Anyone who knew Nicky knew he was passionate about three things: Family, Friendships, and Sports. Nicky had an uncanny ability to find happiness in everyday activities that some might take for granted. He loved spending time with family and friends while cheering on his favorite sports teams. As an avid sports fan, he often traveled across Massachusetts supporting his favorite local championship teams. He enjoyed dining out with friends and family and traveling to hidden gems throughout New England.

Nicky was a kind and gentle soul. He was a true blue friend. His pleasant personality was contagious to everyone he met. Nicky could put a smile on a stranger’s face with his open and carefree spirit. He will truly be missed. Nicky is survived by his beloved mother, Roseanne, Uncle Dickie, Great Aunt Edith and adoring brothers: Richard “Dickie” and his wife, Lori and Derek and his wife, Regina. He will forever be #1 Uncle to Tyler, Dylan, Isabella and Lil Derek and his fur niece and nephew, Lucky and Rosie. He also leaves behind adoring cousins Maureen, Kelly and Michael Hanley and many devoted friends who were like family. Rest in peace dear Nicholas. We will love you forever.

Family and friends will honor Nicky’s life by gathering for a Memorial Funeral Mass at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, Revere on Saturday, January 23 at 11 a.m. Because of Nicky’s love for the youth of East Boston, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Salesians Boys & Girls Club of East Boston, 150 Byron Street, Boston, MA 02128. You may also donate online at

All services will be held in accordance with Phase-2 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts phased reopening plan due to COVID-19. Capacity will be limited. Face coverings are required to be worn and social distancing measures are encouraged. To send an online condolence please visit

Gerald Maiullo, Sr.

Of East Boston

Gerald J. Maiullo, Sr. of East Boston passed away on January 14.  

The devoted father of Danielle Maiullo, Lorri Maiullo and Gerald “Jerry” Jr., all of East Boston, he was the dear brother of Carmella Tiso, Mary Lascola and the late Carmine and Lucielle and cherished grandfather of Ariana, Rebekka, Michael and Alana. 

Family and friends honored Gerald’s life by gathering at the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home, East Boston on Monday, January 18 before leaving in procession to the Most Holy Redeemer Church, East Boston MA 02128, for a Funeral Mass. Committal services were private.

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