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Rita M. (Maiani) Gaglione
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  • Melrose Little League
    23 Clifton Park
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“RIP Auntie Rita, love Paula and Family ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Paula Gatz - Pasadena, MD

“I remember when our family of 7 drove from California to Massachusetts to see the family....we were able to spend some time at your beautiful home...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Theresa Gaglione Garcia - Brea, CA

“RIP Rita. ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Carolyn Gaglione - Glen Burnie, MD

“Sincere condolences to the familyRita was my favorite patient loved her like my own grandmother! ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Elisa Phipps - Brockton, MA

“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 »
5 of 5 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Rita M. (Maiani) Gaglione passed away at the Life Care Center in Stoneham, on August 8, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born in Revere on December 28, 1926 to the late Louis & Laura (Giggi) Maiani. Rita was raised in Revere and graduated from Revere High School, Class of 1943. Mrs. Gaglione was a homemaker who lived in Everett until 1959, Chelsea until 2005 and in Melrose since 2005. She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Grace Church on the Everett /Chelsea line. Rita enjoyed sewing, cooking, horse racing and walked a mile every day. She also loved working at Suffolk Downs for the Kelly Services and at her dad's clothing store, Louis Maiani, on Elm St. in Everett for several years. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles H. Gaglione. Loving mother of Robert C. Gaglione, Laura Siciliano & her late husband Leo, Gary J. Gaglione all of Melrose and the late Charles R. Gaglione. Proud grandmother of Vincent, Marisa, Charles, Joey and Nicholas. Caring sister of the late Edward Maiani & his wife Carol of Saugus, and the late Louis & Dorothy Maiani and John Maiani. Also survived by many nieces & nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church, 194 Nicholas St. Chelsea/Everett line on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:30AM. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Rita's name to Melrose Little League, 23 Clifton Park, Melrose, MA 02176.