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Daniel R. Omogrosso, Sr.

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“Lucille and family: I was very sorry to read of Dan's passing. He had a very special sense of humor, and a great way to look at life that helped us...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Janet Surette-Mills - Bath, NH

“God bless you cousin Dan.We'll miss you deeply.You were the Best ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Joseph Goodwin - Milton, MA

“I have the greatest memories of Dan and myself, I helped him when he needed a friend. Little did he realize how much I needed him. It was a time when...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Bonnie Roberts - Melrose, MA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I know your dad was the love of your lives. He was a wonderful funny man, I remember him from the band days in Melrose...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Trisha Doyle - Wakefield, MA

“After my Dad retired I got a chance to spend more time with him and there were two memories that I had I wanted to share: The first is playing golf...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Dan Omogrosso, Jr - Windham, NH

“The real story of my father is his love affair with my mother. My father used to say to the guys at work, lets be safe I have to get home to my Lou....Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Dan Omogrosso, Jr - Windham, NH

“My memories are filled with stories of Dan when he was with the BPD.I fondly remember when he was called to the Top of the Hub restuarant at the top...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Patrick Quaratiello - WA - Family

“Lucille, I am so sorry to hear about Dan's passing. I remember the times my father and him had at Aunt Stella's house when I was young. -...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Daniel Quaratiello - MA

“Dear Lucille, Think back on all the wonderful times you had together, and may they comfort you now. 60 years is a great marriage for anyone. You...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Regina Lucas - Melrose, MA

“Dan, when Nick and I met you in 1997 on our first trip to Italy, you treated us like family. It was the beginning of a wonderful and lifelong...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: carolyn catinazzo - revere, MA

“Laura may you find comfort in your Dad's memory and in your heart all he has given you ... Ellen ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: ELLEN FERRANTE - medford, MA

“Lucille & family: Hope you feel surrounded by much love as we share your sadness for the loss of Dan. The community has lost one of its very best. ...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Karen & Ralph Anderson - Lynn, MA

“We are blessed by those who walk through life with us. Those that take our hand and guide us, those that lift us up when we are down, those who...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: John Pagliuca

“"Mr. and Mrs. O" were my second set of parents growing up.I loved going to their home and having a wonderful Italian meal made from whatever was...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Jim Dow - Roswell, GA - Friend

“We have so many memories of Dan it would be impossible to pick a few to share.Let me say this: Dan was my big brother, not by birth, but by choice. ...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Ron Esposito

“We have so many memories of Dan it would be impossible to share them all.Let me say this from my heart: Dan was my big brother, not by birth, but by...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Ron Esposito

“Lucille, So sorry to hear you have lost your love. Both of you were such a joy to Mom and Dad in the band years and after.There are huge laughs in...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“Lucille:It has been many years since we have crossed paths. I met Dan on December 19, 1966, and worked with him for many years. He was a kind and...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Brendan Denis Flynn - Naples, FL

“What a great guy, we have such wonderful memories of all our travels together,he was such an interesting man, he was a teacher in his own way, he...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: mike and pat Feeney - MA - Friend

“Always fun to be with, a million laughs and a caring person. He willed be missed.ZR ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Frank Quaratiello - Nashua, NH

“Lucille and Family Richard and I are so sorry to hear of Dan's passing, what a wonderful man and neighbor, we lived next door to you back in the...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Laura Ploof - MA - Neighbor

“Lucille, Laura, Dan, dear friend Joanne, and family, We are so sorry for the heartbreak you are going through right now. We all know how special...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Gene and Cathy Bakinowski - MA

“Dear Lucille, Laura, and Danny,Please be assured of our continued prayers and support in the difficult days ahead. Our neighborhood could never have...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Mark and Frances Flint - Melrose

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Daniel R. Omogrosso, Sr., (Retired Boston Police Officer) of Melrose, died at The Rubin Home in Saugus on Jan. 26, 2018 at the age of 81. Dan was born & raised in Roxbury & a graduate of Roxbury Memorial High School, Class of 1955. He served his country in the Army National Guard for 8 years and worked as a Boston Police Officer for 34 years. Dan was on the Boston Police Bomb Squad for 21 years and the Tactical Patrol Force for 11 years before his retirement at the age of 65. Dan was a member of the Boston Police Patrolman's Assoc., the Italian American Police Officer's Assoc. and the International Assoc. of Bomb Technicians & Investigators for many years. He enjoyed working with the Melrose Youth Ballet creating props & the Melrose Band aider's for many years. Dan was very social and loved creating wood carvings and spending time at the family's former summer home in Barrington, NH. He enjoyed spending his time with his wife Lucille traveling to Bermuda, Hawaii, Austria, Portugal, Florida, Spain, England and Italy many times. Dan was the beloved husband of Lucille T. (Quaratiello) Omogrosso for 60 years. Loving father of Daniel R. Omogrosso, Jr & his wife Jean of Windham, NH and Laura T. Omogrosso of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Daniel "DJ" & Julie Omogrosso. Caring brother of Theresa Carney-Pickwell of Braintree and the late Guy, Michael & Frank Omogrosso, Josephine Imbriano, Jen Cicerone, Amelia "May" Ciavola, Grace Westervoorde and Alba Omogrosso. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives & friends. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Tuesday, Jan. 30th from 4-7 PM. Procession from the Gately Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 31st at 8:45AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 9 Herbert St., Melrose at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Daniel's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Dan's family would like to express their gratitude to the Rubin Home Assisted Living in Saugus for all their love & care for Dan during his illness.