Published in the August 18, 2017 edition

Gaglione-obit_webSTONEHAM — Rita M. (Maiani) Gaglione, 90, passed away at the Life Care Center in Stoneham on August 8. 

She was born in Revere on December 28, 1926 to the late Louis and 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 Street in Everett for several years. 

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles H. Gaglione. She was the loving mother of Robert C. Gaglione, Laura Siciliano and 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 and his wife Carol of Saugus, and the late Louis and Dorothy Maiani and John Maiani. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at Our Lady of Grace Church, 194 Nicholas St., Chelsea/Everett line on Monday, August 14. Burial at Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden. 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Rita’s name to Melrose Little League, 23 Clifton Park, Melrose, MA 02176. To send a message of condolence please visit