Of Saugus- Mr. Rocco J. Brangiforte, age 81, died at his residence in Saugus on Monday, October 28th surrounded by his loving family. He was loving husband of Joanne M. (DiCostanzo) Brangiforte with whom he shared 59 years of marriage.
Born and raised in East Boston, Mr. Brangiforte was the son of the late Philip and Phyllis (Ferrara) Brangiforte. Rocco worked as a tile setter for several companies including Wm. Smethurst & Son in Malden and Freeport Marble & Tile in Boston. A resident of Saugus since 1962, he was a member of the Saugus Knights of Columbus and had served in the Massachusetts National Guard.
Rocco is survived by his four children, Donna Tortora and her husband John of Saugus, Joanne Ambrosino of Danvers, Lisa Brangiforte of Revere, and Joseph Brangiforte and his wife Alison of Lynnfield; eleven grandchildren, John Tortora and his wife Christina, Christina DiPietro and her husband T.J., Nicole Brooks and her husband James, Ryan Connors and his fiancée Nikki Dunnebier, Alicia Tortora, Alexandra Ambrosino, Danielle Tortora, Sean Connors, Calan Brangiforte, Avary Brangiforte, and Aidan Brangiforte and one great-grandaughter, Adaline Mae Brooks; three brothers, Junior, Joey and Salvatore Brangiforte. He was predeceased by his four siblings, Dominic, Anne Marie, Carmela and Josie. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus on Monday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home on Tuesday at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Summer St., Saugus at 10 a.m.
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