Santino Antonio DeDona
Santino Antonio “San” DeDona, age 47, of North Haven, passed away suddenly at Harbor Village, New London, on Oct. 13 after a long illness. Born on May 13, 1976, he was the beloved son of Antonio and Iva DeDona; grandson of the late Armando and Theresa DeDona and the late Gordon and Janice Hazen; godson of Deborah Venetianer and the late Frank DeDona.
San served in the US Coast Guard for four years on the Barque Eagle, where he sailed to many faraway places. San loved the ocean and traveling to Australia, Italy, Germany, and London, to name a few. He had a love of all animals, especially his dog Monty. He and his dad were avid New York Jets and New York Yankees fans. San worked as a Project Manager for many years in New York City.
He was a very spirited person who would do whatever he could for anyone in need and was always there for you — flowers for Mom, Jets or Yankee games for Dad; he never forgot us. San was taken too soon; he still had a lot to do and see. We are so proud to have had San for 47 years. Our light has now gone out.
Our family would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the nurses and staff at Harbor Village for the excellent care, comfort, and kindness they provided for San over the past four years. Thank you to all of our special friends who shared their love and support during this difficult time.
A Celebration of San’s Life will be held at a later time. The Havens Family North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, has been entrusted with the arrangements. www.northhavenfuneral.com