December 2, 1956 ~ October 17, 2020

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: West Haven, CT

Angelo Rafael Santos, 63, of West Haven, passed away on October 17, 2020. Born in New Haven on December 2, 1956, a son of the late Rafael and Maria LaLuz Santos, he is survived by his daughter Jessica Santos, son Maxton Witte Santos, siblings; Jose, Iris, and Aida Santos, Maritza Santos-Pernal (John), Moises and Damari Santos, niece and nephew Alex and Augustina Cordero, and many more nieces and nephews.
A service celebrating Angelo’s life will be held on Friday, October 23 at 11:00 a.m. in BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Friends may visit with his family from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Masks and social distancing required. Interment will follow in Whitneyville Cemetery, Hamden.



Visitation: October 23, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Funeral Service: October 23, 2020 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Rest in peace Angelo, I remember when we were young and always visiting family. Love you πŸ™β€οΈβ˜ΉοΈ

  2. Angelo my heart is so broken life without you is going to be so hard πŸ’” 😞, but you are with mami, I can see your pearly white teeth smiling down on us.everytime we hung up the phone. you would always say love you my beautiful little sister. Now I don’t have that anymore. Love you my brother, my drummer RIPπŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ‘« forever ❀

  3. Angelo words cannot express how sad I feel that you are no longer with us on this earth I am comforted by the sweet memories there were so many great times our family events were priceless especially holidays we will share the video with your grandbabies, we will share great stories they will know you were an amazing person they will know.. Go rock in heaven You will RIP. I love you πŸ’›πŸ’–πŸ’›πŸ˜˜

  4. Angelo….good bye for now my friend my prayers are with you. I’m sure you are at peace and watching over your beautiful family from heaven. Wish we could have had you here with us longer , but I guess the good Lord needed a kick butt drummer for his band. Until we meet again …

  5. Angelo- Your smile and light will live on in all of us who had the honor to know you.
    Thank you for always remembering our birthdays and calling with your silly songs.
    Rest peacefully and keep the music going up there.


  6. Angelo, as I sit here I am having such a hard time believing that you too are gone. As the talks we had about life and the things we wanted to do here before it was our time. All the years we shared I will never forget. God knows best so I can’t ask why. All I know is one day I will see you in heaven. Until then sleep my friend, you so much deserve it.
    Anna Tirado Rodriguez, (aka) Tata

  7. When I left San Francisco and moved to NY, Angelo was the first musical bright light that connected me home…Tower of Power, Santana, Bill Graham, Journey…he knew it all. He was my musical soul mate. And in the moments with him, I was less homesick. He always made me smile…I will miss you my brother…πŸ₯°

  8. Angelo, you have been my best friend and brother since I was 12. You, Jose Cotto and me were a trio of friends. I played my best music with you as we both inspired each other to play better. My heart and soul go out to your memory. Rest Easy in Eternal Peace. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

  9. My heart felt condolences to the Santos family. May the love and support from friends and family help you through this difficult time.
    Karen Heck

  10. Angelo, I remember that bright, contagious smile of yours, RIP my friend!

    My prayers to the entire family during this difficult time.

  11. we met in conte grammar school some 50yrs ago and became friends, are paths crossed many times over the years as i came to watch you, greg, and tommy,play some of the best music around. We haven’t seen each other in a while but my heart is still broken,,,,rest easy my friend,

  12. My heart is so sad and broken for Jessica and Max. I hope good memories and family will help ease their sadness.
    To Angelo – May God’s Angels and Saints watch over you and you have sweet dreams ❀.

  13. Ang,
    Although I haven’t seen you in many years, when I think of you it is always with a big smile!! It was hard not to be happy around you!! You, Greg and I shared a lot of laughs together, and those are memories that I will always cherish!! My heart is broken for everyone who loved you!! Rest in infinite peace!!

  14. So sorry to Angelo family Am sad to hear about this 😒 😞 From a friend me Camacho from Wooster St……R.I.P……. Angelo god is with you πŸ™ ❀

  15. My condolence goes out to the family during this difficult time. Angelo I will always remember your beautiful smile…Love Julia ❀️

  16. Maxton and Family-
    Please know our loving thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love the Azzul shoe family

  17. Ohhhh Ang, I was so very sad to hear the world loss such a bright light. Although we haven’t seen each other in many, many, years…I will forever cherish the many wonderful memories and all the laughter we shared. My heartfelt condolences go out to your family & friends. I’ll have a Lowenbrau & a Newport in your honor. Peaceful sleep sweet drummer boy!

  18. Angelo you were my inspiration remember you always helping me with my chops on Saturday mornings at Merle’s RIP my friend my condolences go out to your friends

  19. One of my constant motivators to always work hard. Thank you for always encouraging me to be myself and giving me an example of true passion for music and the arts. I’ll never forget all the laughter and good times we shared when I was young. You are loved, rest easy Uncle Angelo.

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