Nicholas (Nick) Joseph Santimauro, 93, of Monroe Township, New Jersey, passed away at home on May 14, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Nick was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 13, 1930 to Joseph and Anna Santimauro. He married his high school sweetheart, Theresa Miranda, on June 17, 1950. They were married for 70 wonderful years and had four children.
Nick was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and will be deeply missed by all.
Nick was a New York City Fireman, Ladder Co. 166. He was stationed in Coney Island, New York where he boldly and proudly operated the Hook and Ladder for his company. Later in his career, he was chosen to be an Aide to the Deputy Commissioner as well as the Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department. Throughout the years, he maintained lasting and lifelong friendships with his fellow firemen.
Nick had a magnetic personality and made friends with everyone he met.
Nick was an avid golfer and was a NY Mets fan. He also enjoyed harness racing, having previously owned several horses over the years.
Nick is survived by his cherished children, Carol McPhillips and her husband Steve of Hamilton, New Jersey; Denise Ratner and her husband Robert of Swan Lake, New York; Joanne Procaccino and her husband Al of Rumson, New Jersey; and Dr. Michael Santimauro and his wife Dawn of Manchester Township, New Jersey; his grandchildren Christine Ryan and her husband Tom; Jenna Bauer and her husband Korey; Alexa Archibald and her husband John; and his great grandchildren, Lucy and Nicholas Ryan; Jake Bauer; and Charles and Oliver Archibald. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Edmund Scattaglia and several nieces and nephews, who were very special to him.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Theresa in 2020; brother John Santimauro and sisters-in-law Florence Santimauro, Constance Rapaglia and Antonia Scattaglia; and brother-in-law Nunzio Rapaglia.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 18 at 11:00 AM at Holmdel Cemetery and Mausoleum, 900 Holmdel Road, Holmdel.
A special thank you to his caregiver, Inga, who took loving care of our father and mother for 8 years. Our family will be forever grateful to her for her devotion and kindness to our parents in their later years.
Arrangements made by Holmdel Funeral Home, Holmdel, New Jersey