U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War

Published in the January 3, 2018 edition

MALDEN — Francis X. Zagarella, 78, of Malden, died on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at his residence.

Born in Boston on October 17, 1939, he was the son of the late Russell and Irene (Rabinobitz) Zagarella.

Mr. Zagarella was a graduate of Boston Latin High School, Class of 1957. He had been a Malden resident for the past 55 years. Mr. Zagarella had retired as the Director of Archives Historical Section at the Superior Court House for Middlesex County in East Cambridge. He had served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Mr. Zagarella has served on the Planning Board for the City of Malden.

Mr. Zagarella is survived by his three daughters; Kristin White, Jennifer Nason and Julie Hinxman, his brother Anthony Zagarella of Wakefield. He is also survived by his four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church. 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Saturday at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. Arrangements are in the care of the McDonald Funeral Home in Wakefield.