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Rita A. (DelGrosso) Bordonaro

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Friday, December 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 11 :30 a.m., in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) REVERE for Rita A. (DelGrosso) Bordonaro, who passed on Thursday, December 5th at the Elliot Hospital of Manchester, New Hampshire, following a brief illness. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home, following the visitation with a 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Funeral Mass in St. Anthony of Padua Church, 250 Revere St., REVERE, immediately followed by interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Born in East Boston, she was the daughter to the late Pasquale & Pasqualina “Lena” Delgrosso (Brogna). The family would later move to Revere, where Rita lived until she married in 1948. She and her husband returned to East Boston before moving to Burlington in 1957, where they lived for 25 years before moving to Florida for over 25 years. Recently, she & her husband, Vincenzo “Jimmy” Bordonaro, came to live in New Hampshire, where she would remain until her passing. Rita thoroughly enjoyed the presence of her family, grandchildren & great-grandchildren.

She is the beloved wife of 71 years to Vincenzo “Jimmy” Bordonaro. She is the cherished mother of Stephanie Zappelli of Woburn, Phillip Bordonaro & his wife, Robin of Derry, N.H., Carla Owens & her husband, Edward of Elk Grove, CA, Paul Bordonaro & his wife, Lisa of Nashua, N.H., & James Bordonaro of Sarasota, FL. She is the dear sister to Miss Theresa L. DelGrosso & Anne S. Osgood & her husband, Robert A. Osgood, Sr., all of Revere & the late Barbara C. DelGrosso & the late Rose Sullivan & her late husband, Edward Sullivan. Rita is also lovingly survived by eight (8) grandchildren, (4) four great-grandchildren & many faithful nieces & nephews.


Visiting Hours

Friday, December 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, December 13th at 12:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua Church, Revere


Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden

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  1. Karen Munroe
    Apr 18 2020

    Dear Stephanie ~ Your mother came to mind a few minutes ago. Why I don’t know. Then I found her obituary.

    I remember your mom when she lived in Burlington. Fond memories of playing Uno and laughing a lot.

    May you find comfort in the days ahead by remembering the moments spent with your “Rita.”

    My deepest sympathy to you and your day.

  2. Carla Bordonaro Owens
    Dec 11 2019

    My RiRi, My heart warms at how you smile when I call you that. I love how we have our little private jokes that make us giggle and only you and I know why they are funny.

    My entire life people have told me Im a Mini-Rita, that we look alike and have the same personalities.

    You often tell people that I am a chatterbox, that I talk alot. THAT makes me smile because I cant imagine where I get that from RiRi.

    I am honored to be considered like such a woman as beautiful, inside and out, as you my mother. I will carry you in my heart forever.

    My RiRi, “How you doin”?

  3. Al & Mary Ellen
    Dec 10 2019

    To Vinnie & All Bordonaro Family: We are so sad for Your Family on Our Dear Friend Rita’s passing .Our Love,thoughts, & Prayers will be with You on Friday.

    With Deepest Sympathy , Mary Ellen & Al

  4. Giacomo and Rhonda Dirado
    Dec 10 2019

    Dear Stephanie, I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. It is so hard to lose our loved ones. May she rest in peace in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Our sympathy

    Giacomo and Rhonda Dirado

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