Private funeral services have been held for James R. DeSantis, 83, of Albuquerque, NM. He passed away Dec. 29. Born in North Bergen, he was a lifelong resident of North Bergen before moving to Albuquerque a year ago. He was a pattern engineer with Evan Picone and a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in Hiroshima. He was the husband of Laura (nee Bitritto) DeSantis; father of Lori Peterkin and Jamie DeSantis; grandfather of Tara, Scott and Lisa Peterkin, Jameson, Harrison, Addison, Madison and Riley DeSantis, and the brother of Joseph DeSantis, Virginia Piacentini and Carmela DeSantis. Services arranged by the Vainieri Funeral Home, North Bergen.

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