November 13, 1962 - February 13, 2021

DeSantis, James R. – lifelong resident of Revere passed away on February 13, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at the age of 58. Born in Revere on November 13, 1962 to Joseph DeSantis and the late Frances (DePaolo). Cherished father of Rachael DeSantis and longtime friend of her mother, Valerie DiSalvo Green. Dear brother of Joseph DeSantis Sr. of Revere, and Janice DeSantis and her longtime companion Rob McPherson of Chelsea. Adored uncle of Joseph DeSantis Jr. and his wife Erin, John DeSantis, and Jenae DeSantis and great uncle to Lola Bartlett. Beloved nephew of Richie DeSantis and the late Bobby DeSantis. Also survived by cousins and countless friends. James played hockey his entire life and more recently picked up tennis and racquetball. He coached all of Rachael’s sports growing up and loved all the New England teams especially the Boston Bruins. James had a great knowledge of music going to every concert he possibly could and Rock and Roll being his favorite. He never missed a Revere High School football game on Thanksgiving. A visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Friday February 19, 2021 from 10:00am to 11:30am (capacity limits are in effect, please make visits brief so others may enter the funeral home). Funeral Mass to follow at St. Anthony’s Church in Revere at 12:00pm (names and temperatures will be taken upon entrance). Masks and social distancing are required at church and funeral home. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. You can send flowers or donate to

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