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Katherine Emily Giangrande
September 11, 2022


Katherine Emily ‘Kay Katie’ (Rizzo) Giangrande, 94 of Tewksbury, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022. She was the widow of the late Frank A. Giangrande who passed away in 1985.

She was born in Boston on June 29, 1928 and was a daughter of the late Michele Rizzo and the late Guatana (Amata) Rizzo. At a young age, both of her parents died. She grew up in the North End of Boston where she attended the area schools.

Kay loved going for walks, walking from her condo in Medford to the Meadow Glen Mall. She lived most of her life in Medford, spending lots of time at the Medford Senior Center.

Kay is survived by her two daughters, Lorraine Maniscalco of Tewksbury and Janet Rodriguez and her husband, Franco of Rockland, MA; her grandchildren, James Maniscalco and his wife, Melissa of Tewksbury, Lisa Wilson and her husband, Mike of Tewksbury, Leanne Maldonado and her husband, Tito of Billerica, and Janelle Rodriguez of Rockland MA; and her great grandchildren, Gina, Cara, Michael, Nicholas, Kaylee, Kelsie, Adrianna, and Sofia.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her daughter, the late Marilyn Giangrande; and her brothers, the late Anthony Rizzo and the late Paul Rizzo.

Donations in her memory may be made to: St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at: St. Jude Children's Hospital Link

On Friday, September 23, 2022, her funeral mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. at St. Williams Church, 1351 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA, followed by burial at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, MA.

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