Riverview Funeral Home

Obituary for Ralph C. DeSanti, Sr.

A photograph of Ralph C. DeSanti, Sr.

Born: Baltimore, MD
Lived: Shelton

Ralph C. DeSanti, Sr., age 89 of Shelton, peacefully entered into rest at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of 71 years last week of Barbara (Clinton) DeSanti. Ralph was born in Baltimore, MD on June 16, 1929, son of the late Clement and Stephanie (Solomon) DeSanti, and was a longtime resident of Shelton.

He was self-employed for many years, first at J&R Tire in Bridgeport and then OK Tire in Ansonia until his retirement in 1993. Ralph was a charter member of Brownson Country Club and an excellent golfer and he enjoyed bowling, a passion he shared with his mother. Above all he loved his wife and cherished his family dearly.

He is the beloved father of Candace Pickering and her husband Drew, Ralph DeSanti Jr and his wife Colleen Spooner, and Kimberly Tucci and her husband William. He also leaves seven precious grandchildren, Nicole Fitzgerald (Michael), Drew Pickering Jr., Danielle Davis (Erich), Stephanie Curran (John), William Tucci, Gabriel DeSanti, and Grace DeSanti, six great-grandchildren, Casey, Sheamus, McKenzie, Kol, Brooks, and Myra, his brother Clement DeSanti (Ilise), sister-in-law Kathy (Fitch) DeSanti, and several nieces nephews, cousins, and many friends from the Country Club and his businesses. He was predeceased by his brother Richard DeSanti.

The Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, has been entrusted with his funeral arrangements. Friends are invited to greet the family at St. Paulís Episcopal Chapel on the green in Huntington Friday from 11 to 12 PM. His funeral service will begin at 12 Noon.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are requested to the Shriners Hospitals for Children at https://lovetotherescue.org.

Online condolences can be offered at www.riverviewfh.com.