Jerome Richard (Jerry) Santos Sr, 84, of Carver, died on August 16, 2021. Jerry was born in Carver, MA to John Santos and Rosemond Monteiro. When Jerry was six years old his parents bought a home and land on West St. In 2000, Jerry began renovations, but ultimately built a new home, where his childhood home once stood. He moved into his new home during 2002.
Jerry grew up in Carver with his five siblings, Margaret Santos, John Santos, twins Mitchel & Mary Santos and Darrell Silva. Jerry attended Carver Public Schools and graduated from Plymouth High School. He completed some college courses at Franklin Institute. He owned a restaurant, construction company and worked as a laborer specializing in masonry.
Jerry had a love for gardening, his vegetables were greatly sought after throughout his community and neighbors and businesses alike. He also grew a vast array of flowers around his property, some of which attracted hummingbirds that he would then watch from the porch for hours.
Jerry leaves behind his wife, Ethel (Prince) Santos, brothers, John Santos and Darrell Silva, four children, Jerilyn (Santos) Cannon-Callender, Gerald Hullum, Jerome Santos Jr. and Darrell Santos. Step-children, Daniel , Debra of Boston, Donald of Florida, Donna, Frieda of Boston, Cynthia of Georgia, Peggy of Pittsburg, Phyllis of Georgia. Grandchildren, Gerald Cannon Jr., Radawna Santos-Cannon, Gerard Cannon, Jamila Wilkerson, Gerald Hullum Jr., Jakila Hullum, Jerome Packard, Julian Santos, Sherard Santos, Unique Santos, Sherron Santos, Darren Purnell-Santos , Darell Santos, Latisha Santos and 19 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial visiting hours will be held at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Carver, on Saturday, August 28, from 12:00 to 2:30pm.