Deodato “DeDe” E. Santo of New Bedford passed away unexpectedly Monday November 6, 2017 at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the son of late Jose Espirito Santo and Maria Conceicao (Sousa) Rego. He was born in Ribeira Grande, St. Michael, Azores and came to New Bedford in 1977. “DeDe” was a member of the Whaling City Club for many years and was passionate supporter of the Sporting CP Futbol team. Deodato was a communicant of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. Survivors include his brothers; Fernando Santo and wife Maria of New Bedford, Carlos Santo and his wife Helena of Fairhaven, Joe Santo of New Bedford, Antonio Santo and wife Ana of Acushnet; his sister Irene Santo of New Bedford and many nieces, nephews, and Godchildren. He is predeceased by his parents and brothers Deodato Santo, Jose Santo, and Manuel Santo. His funeral mass will be said 9am Monday, November 13th at Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, November 12th from 2-5pm at the Boulevard Funeral Home.