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In loving memory of
Peter Santangelo, Jr
  • January 15, 1964
  • -
  • September 26, 2018

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Peter Santangelo, Jr. passed away suddenly Sept. 26, at 54 years old.

 He was born and grew up in the Middletown, CT. area until 1999 when he moved to Daytona Beach, FL. with his fiance, Lori. They had attended many Daytona Bike Weeks and decided they liked the Florida weather so much that they wanted to stay.

 Pete, or “Thinman”, as he was known as to many of his old friends, was an avid motorcyclist and loved to play pool, and he was quite good at it. He was also a strong supporter of second amendment rights.

 Pete took everything to heart and had a heart of gold and was always ready to help his friends. 

 Pete is survived by his fiance Lori McPherson of Daytona Beach and her sons Jason and Daniel, his wife Sarah, of CT. , his Mom and Dad, Peter Sr. and Barbara Santangelo of Daytona Beach, his sister Chari Santangelo and her children Lucas, Nick, and Rachel of Newington, CT., Dennis Santangelo of Daytona Beach and his sons Dennis Jr. and Christopher of CT. , and Marcey Santangelo of Daytona Beach and her son Jacob of CT., and his nephew/brother Scott of Portland, CT., and his aunts and uncles.

He is also survived by his many sweet furry babies.

 There is a guest book available if anyone would like to leave a few words about Pete.

He will be missed.


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  1. 12 Oct 2018
    Laurie Ramcke- Scionti says:
    I am so sad to hear about Pete. It was so unexpected. I will miss you Pete. I was so happy to finally make your Daytona party last year, after you invited me every year after year. I was looking forward to seeing you this next party. I hadn't seen you for along time and we talked about how we are related by our grandparents. I enjoyed seeing your mom and meeting Lori too.
    Miss you already.
    RIP sweet Pete.

  2. 11 Oct 2018
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  3. 11 Oct 2018
    Ernie Wirick says:
    My deepest condolences to Lori, Dennis and family. I have known Pete since 1994 when I was a Army recruiter in Middletown, Ct. I enjoyed playing pool against Pete as we played on opposing teams (Dennis' team) A game against Pete was always a challenge as he was no slouch. I left Connecticut in 1996 and have stayed in touch with Pete and Lori since. Pete and Lori were kind enough to open their home to me and a friend in 2009 for Biketoberfest. My wife and I were lucky enough to visit Daytona Beach quite a few times, visited their bar as well. I have had the chance more often to visit as I worked for a defense Contractor in the Daytona Beach area and every time I made the trip for work I looked forward to the trip because I knew I'd get to see Pete and Lori. I have recently seen a post about a "Celebration of Life" to take place during this years Biketoberfest which is so fitting as they throw one hell of a BBQ!!! I have only been able to make one of them since I live in Colorado but you can tell how much Pete and Lori are loved because of the always LARGE turnout. I am still trying to find a way to make it this year, but it's not looking good. Brother,you'll be greatly missed, Godspeed my friend. Practice up, I'll see you again one day, you can break,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  4. 09 Oct 2018
    Bill Bernard says:
    My condolences. I've known Pete for quite a long time. We sure had some great fun during Bike Week and Biktoberfest. Pete was a very good friend. I'll miss him.

  5. 08 Oct 2018
    Bob Giordano says:
    Dear Lori
    I was getting ready today for trip south to Middletown CT. My first trip there in many years. I was thinking of you and Pete over the last few days. This sad news leaves me with a very heavy heart. So many of the good memories. I carry were shared with you guys. Playing on the pool team, riding our bikes, helping running the bar at bike week and just talking about the crazy world we live in. My thoughts are with you now. I will always keep Pete in my heart and head. My cell is (315) 323-4632 if you need anything. We now call Chase Mills NY home in upstate NY.

  6. 06 Oct 2018
    Tony Munno says:
    Pete you welcomed us into your home for a bbq party. We became good friends. You will be missed by all of us. Tony and Lynn Munno.

  7. 06 Oct 2018
    Stephanie Schneider says:
    Pete was funny and generous, full of love laughter and mischief! He will be missed but never forgotten

  8. 06 Oct 2018
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  9. 05 Oct 2018
    Raul Colletta says:
    Wow! I’m so sorry to hear this news from the left coast after all these years! Pete and I used to hang out at the Red Dog Salloon in Middlefield, Ct. back in the 80’s. Being local boys, we knew everyone in the area and the regulars at most of the bars in and around town. As Motorcyclist we had common interest we decided to form a club that was affiliated with a group from Texas called A.R.M. It’s a group that is for God, Family,Brotherhood, and Sobriety. We already was in a group call N.C.M.C. Out of the Red Dog which is No Class Motorcycle Club. Which was an open group of friends that loved riding and having fun!
    Pete was always great to hang around with, and would come around my Auto repair shop in Meriden,Ct. just to hang out and keep our bikes maintained.
    I changed my life and decided to move to Southern California in 1986. I lost touch with Pete until the last year or so on Facebook. I was so excited to know he was around in Florida and that I was planning on moving in that area in the few months and was going to catch up with an old friend again. Unfortunately time waits for no one. He’ll be missed. Enjoy your ride my friend!

  10. 05 Oct 2018
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  12. 05 Oct 2018
    Kevin Williams says:
    So sorry to hear the news about Pete. Met Pete and Lori many years back on a trip to Florida, while I never saw him again we hit it off right away and stayed in contact all of these years. Will miss you my friend.

  13. 05 Oct 2018
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  15. 05 Oct 2018
    Kari williams says:
    Pete, we go way back, j remember you would bring me bandanas and pins from all the bike weeks you attended. You were always a great friend, brother in law and so much more. Fly high Pete - never forgotten.

  16. 05 Oct 2018
    Carla White says:
    Pete, you will be missed my friend, I have no doubt that you are doing great things wherever you may be, laughing, playing pool, smiling down and looking after all your friends and family and furry babies. Love you and miss you bunches, til we meet again!!

  17. 05 Oct 2018
    Carla White lit a candle:
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  18. 04 Oct 2018
    Forever ,your sister says:
    Hey PETE you grumpy old fart.we all want to say this to him and I always did.(we all know you and knew how much you cared for you friends and family)and how much you loved LORI and your fur babies.

  19. 03 Oct 2018
    Joan S says:
    Pete, I still remember the night I met you all those years ago. You had the purple pickup truck. I liked you right away and knew my best friend Lori was in good hands. You were a big teddy bear with a huge heart. It’s so so wrong that you left us. But you are now that bright star shining down upon us. Such a beautiful soul. You will be missed by so many. RIP Thin Man.

  20. 03 Oct 2018
    Ty and Lynda says:
    No matter what a obit says " born 1964 - died 2018 " the ONLY thing that matters is the dash ( - ). This is where we all have the opportunity to get to know the rough exterior and the truly caring heart of Pete. A man that stuck to his beliefs, family and would always give the best advise whenever needed. There will never be another one like him . As for Lynda and myself we were blessed to experience his rude, crude and socially unacceptable humor. What a great guy. Miss you buddy.

  21. 03 Oct 2018
    Lynn Peck says:
    I am so very sorry for your loss! I didn’t know Pete very well but I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet him at Sarah and Dan’s wedding. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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  24. 02 Oct 2018
    Rachel Tomassone says:
    RIP Thin man..... the most kind and gentle guys i ever met. You will indeed be missed!!

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  31. 02 Oct 2018
    Karen Kozlowski says:
    You will be missed by so many...that is testament to leaving your mark. Will miss the tete a tete we had over so many things...you could always give me a smile with your posts. Wish I had a pic of us as kids so your friends could see how sweet and angelic you were. I know wherever you are you have found animals to love and people to make laugh. Until we meet again...much love, your cuz...K

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  35. 02 Oct 2018
    Adele says:
    My love and prayers and hugs and best wishes go out to you Lori, And Barbara and Peter and the whole family. I am so sorry for the loss of PETER, but I am glad that he was so much to all of you, he definitely left his mark on this earth, and made a difference and touched so many peoples lives.

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  42. 01 Oct 2018
    Lori Carlson says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of you and Pete at Dan and Sarah’s wedding. Pete’s light will always shine in your heart and those who knew him ❤️

  43. 01 Oct 2018
    Beth Hluszti says:
    Pete was a big teddy bear with a sharp wit, a quirky sense of humor, and a big heart. He was also a smart and skilled Scrabble player, a good pool team captain, and he loved Texas brownies. My favorite thing about him was that he was a big softy with kids and critters. Pete was funny. I have a funny memory of playing on his 9-ball team at a bar/restaurant that had the worst karaoke on the planet. He dubbed one of the singers "goat girl" and did a pretty fair imitation of her. I'll miss the Pete part of Pete-n-Lori. RIP Petey.

  44. 01 Oct 2018
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  45. 01 Oct 2018
    Pamela Bedard says:
    I will never forget the first time Pete saw Nala and Sassy. I was love at first sight and although Lori said it was only temporary, I knew they found their forever home! Truly a man who loved his animals!

  46. 01 Oct 2018
    Barbara Santangelo says:
    Pete was our first born child. What a joy he was when he was born and growing up. I loved him then with all my heart then and continue to love him today and always with all my heart.
    I used to tell my children that I never wanted to see any of them go before me. He didn't listen, did he?
    When his time came, no farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. He was gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.
    We will miss you every day Pete.
    Love always,
    Mom & Dad

  47. 01 Oct 2018
    Nancy & Richard James says:
    Lori, Barbara, and all of the Santangelo family - I have been at a loss for words. Saying that I am so sorry for your loss just doesn't seem to be enough. Richard and I wish we could be there in person to hug and cry with you. Please know, we thought the world of Pete. Although our friendship doesn't go back as far as many, being friends on fb allowed me to really get to know him and his huge heart. May your memories carry you through this very difficult time.

  48. 01 Oct 2018
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  49. 01 Oct 2018
    Norm White says:
    My wife Carla I have know Peter for several years. We shared the same passion for motorcycles, pool, BBQ's, and furry four legged free loaders. I enjoyed the time I spent with Pete and learned a few tricks on the pool table while play on his team, though I rarely won a game playing against him. Recently Pete and Lori needed some help on a home improvement project and I was able to lend a hand. I know he would have done the same if the roles were reversed. I am going to miss his wit and contagious energy. I will miss having dinners and fun conversations. I will miss hearing "Hey Normy" from that unforgettable voice. God Speed Peter. Full throttle, 5th gear. Love you...

  50. 01 Oct 2018
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