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Rita C. Saggese

At 95 years, in the Harbor View section of East Boston, March 27th, following a brief illness, unexpectedly. Beloved daughter of the late Nicola & Emanuella (Pisillo) Saggese. Devoted sister to the late Elizabeth Mazzulli, Gloria I. Saggese, Victoria F. Saggese, Louise Vecchio, Margaret Fuccillo, Carmela Santossuoso, Amedeo Saggese & Lawrence Saggese. Cherished aunt of Marie E. Mazzulli-Varone & her husband Fred of Saugus, Cheryl Fuccillo & her companion, Thomas Bagley of Burlington & also survived by many other faithful nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.

Due to the continuing mandate & regulations issued by the Comm. of MA & the Boston Archdiocese regarding the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Funeral Services & entombment will be held privately at Woodlawn Community Mausoleum of Everett. A Memorial Funeral Mass (Date, time & place) will be announced at a later time.

Rita retired in 1981 after 32 years of service with the former Boston Jordan Marsh Co. as their credit manager. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club of Jordan Marsh Co. Rita and her family were devotees of the former St. Mary – Star of the Sea Parish, East Boston.


Immediate services and entombment in Woodlawn Cemetery – Community Mausoleum (Sheffield Building), Everett will be private. A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated & announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Monastery of St. Claire, 920 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

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