Mary V. Rigazio

Mary V. Rigazio

January 12th, 1931 February 9th, 2020

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Obituary for Mary V. Rigazio

Rigazio, Mary (Kennedy), age 89, peacefully passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 at home in Arlington, MA. Born on January 12, 1931 in Cambridge, she was the eldest daughter of Patrick and Mary Kennedy of Cambridge. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Richard Rigazio of Arlington and her children Richard (Julie) of Arlington; Patti Sciolla (Brian McQuesten) of Fernandina Beach, FL; Nancy Csaplar (Ken, decd.) of Winchester; Ron (Laura) of Chelmsford; John (Maureen) of Andover; and Jim (Julie) of Andover; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Susan McCarthy (Tim) of Belmont, brother-in-law Donald Rigazio (Kim) of Louisville, KY; and sister-in-law Barbara Gamache (Roger decd.) of Woburn. She was pre-deceased by siblings Helen Wallace (Fran, decd.) and Jim Kennedy; and brothers-in-law John Rigazio and Raymond Rigazio. Visitation will be held at Keefe Funeral home 5 Chestnut St. Arlington on Friday, February 14, 4 pm to 8 pm. Funeral from Keefe Funeral home on Saturday, February 15 at 9 am followed by a mass celebrating her life at 10 am at St. Agnes Church, 32 Medford St. Arlington. Interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend. To send an online condolence visit

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 14th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Arlington
    5 Chestnut St.
    Arlington, MA
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    Friday, February 14th, 2020
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saint Agnes Church
    51 Medford Street
    Arlington, MA
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    Saturday, February 15th, 2020
  • Interment

    Saturday, February 15th, 2020 |
    Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    Medford Street
    Arlington, MA
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    Saturday, February 15th, 2020

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Jane Griffin

Condolences to Dick and his family. IRemember Mary on our cheerleading team at CHLS. She always had a smile and was so friendly. IN addition, she was a wonderful organizer for our class reunions.
I,too, share your grief as I Lost my husband Bill, on Feb. 8.


Jane Butler Griffin
Comment | Posted at 11:05am via Condolence

Diane Patriarca

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Mary. I have fond memories of going to Rigazio reunions and her warm welcoming presence. I wish I could have made the wake or funeral. My apologies to everyone in the family. May the memory of her smile always warm your hearts.
Comment | Posted at 10:56am via Condolence

Ed and Cathy Kosta

To Patti and Brian and the Rigazio Family. Our deepest and sincerest condolences. May she rest in peace. The Kosta Family
Comment | Posted at 09:27am via Condolence


To the entire Rigazio Family. Our sincerest condolences. What a beautiful, wonderful, just plain very nice person.
Bob and Elena Bartholomew, for all of the Bartholomews
Comment | Posted at 10:53am via Condolence

Ellen Cunniffe

My sincerest condolences, Nancy, to you and your family, in the passing of your mother. May your memories of your life together provide some comfort.
Comment | Posted at 09:30am via Condolence

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