Saul R. "Tootie" De Ranieri

November 17, 1938 - January 7, 2013
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Saul “Tootie” De Ranieri entered the Heavenly gates on Monday, January 7, 2013.

Tootie was born November 17, 1938 in Galveston to Gino and Lena De Ranieri.

He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Diana De Ranieri, Madalena “Nana” Milligan, Marie “Tiny” Beall and Joseph “Little Joe” De Ranieri.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories the loves of his life, wife, Linda Ochoa De Ranieri; and children, Gino De Ranieri and wife Karla, Anthony De Ranieri and Melissa Hatton and Lena Marie Gonzales and husband Gerardo; grandchildren, Jennifer De Ranieri, Jonathan Henderson and wife Morgen, Alexandra Henderson, Dominick De Ranieri, Kaleb Hatton, Christian Mohler and great-grandson, Jude De Ranieri. He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Jerry Ochoa and wife Mary, Frank Ochoa, Robert Ochoa, and Phillip Ochoa and wife Debbie; sister-in-law, Nora Moreno and husband Manuel; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Tootie lived a long and wonderful life. He was known for his famous homemade Raviolis and his love for Lionel Trains. He enjoyed running his Trains for all to experience his joy. He would run his Trains for hours on end often keeping his family up to the early morning hours.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 pm, Thursday, January 10th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway, Galveston, Texas. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm, led by Deacon Henry Becker.

Funeral Mass will begin at 1:00 pm, Friday, January 11th, at St. Patrick Catholic Church with burial following immediately at Old Catholic Cemetery, 40th and Avenue K, in Galveston.

Pallbearers will be Anthony De Ranieri, Dominick De Ranieri, Gerardo Gonzales, Kaleb Hatton, Jonathan Henderson, Christian Lusby, Michael Lusby and Christian Mohler. Honorary pallbearers will be all of Tootie’s Train Buddies.

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Born: November 17, 1938
Died: January 7, 2013

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FROM THE HEART FLORIST posted on 11/30/-1



Joy and Larry Sizemore posted on 11/30/-1

Linda and family, We were so sorry to hear about Tootie's passing. Our prayers are are being lifted for you and all the DeRanieri family. We pray that God gives you peace at this time and touches your hearts with his healing love. Joy and Larry Sizemore (Dawn's parents)


Joseph Puma posted on 11/30/-1

RIP Tootie.Thanks for showing me your trains all those years ago,and thanks especially for your wonderful family-including my friend of over 35 years,your son Anthony.We will miss you.


The Earley Family posted on 11/30/-1

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tootie will be missed dearly. Love, Frank, Dawn, Zac and Cole