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Ernesto Santaella Masas

October 26, 1945 — August 12, 2021

Ernesto Santaella Masas, age 75, of New Haven, Connecticut, passed away August 12, 2021, in Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT. Ernesto was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to the late Ernesto Santaella and the late Gloria Masas. He is the husband of Maria T. Santaella whom he married over 53 years ago. Ernesto was employed by the City of New Haven for about 24 years before his retirement. Ernesto was a man who everyone knew as a straight shooter, a person committed to his family and always supported them in whatever they wanted to do. He loved sports and was very well versed in all aspects of any sport he was enjoying. He loved his children but his pride and joy were his grandchildren, and he looked forward to every moment and experience he could enjoy with them. He had the uncanny ability to have very common analogies stated in his Puerto Rican culture. He enjoyed some great Salsa Music from the talented singers of yesteryears such as Tito Rojas, Gran Combo, etc. Ernesto also enjoyed history documentaries especially those of the nation of Israel. He will be missed by all, but the memories he leaves behind will last the times until the promises of the Almighty come to pass and reunites all his loved ones in the presence of God. In addition to his wife, Ernesto is survived by his sons, Luis E. Santaella, Edgar Santaella (Denise), and his daughter, Dagmar Santaella; his grandchildren, Sarah Marie, Samantha Nicole, Nickolas Ethienne, Dhaniellie Isabel, & Harmonie Lillianna; four siblings and a host of other relatives and friends who will sorely miss him. He was preceded in death by 3 siblings. Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 6 PM until end of service at the Primera Estrella de Jacob ( First Star of Jacob Church ), 506 Howard Avenue, New Haven, CT; Funeral Services have been scheduled on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 beginning at 10:00 A.M. at the Church followed by interment in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, CT;

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

6:00 - 9:00pm (Eastern time)

Primera Estrella de Jacob

506 Howard Ave, New Haven, CT 06519

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Primera Estrella de Jacob

506 Howard Ave, New Haven, CT 06519

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Burial

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

11:30 - 11:45am (Eastern time)

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