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Rena (Degregory) Frangello

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1 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Frangellol - waltham, MA

“Mom Merry Christmas To You In Heavan.. We All Still mIss You Each and Every Day,, You Were so Loved By Me Mike & Laura Chris Kurt and Rachel,,...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Frangello - Waltham, MA

“Mom I Miss you every Day!! You will always be remembered and loved!! You were and will always be "The Best Mom Ever!!" Miss you and Love You ...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Frangello - waltham, MA

“Maybe I shouldn't say this, but the baked goods in heaven just got a whooole lot better. Rest in peace, Rena. Rest in peace. ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Adam Ried - Cambridge, MA

“Mom- Love To You Always ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa - Waltham, MA - Daughter

“Mike, Lisa, Laura & family : My thoughts go out to you all. Your mom was the best and she loved you all competely and adored her grandchildren. Know...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Joanne DeProfio - Waltham, MA

“Rena was the absolute best! She was my second mom growing up with Mike from the age of 5 through early adulthood. She will be missed terribly by...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: David Josephson

“To Frangello Family, Very sad to hear passing of Rena she was wonderful kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Jean Arakelian - Waltham, MA

“Dear Laura and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories of your mother and grandmother bring you some peace and comfort...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family of Ms. Rena Frangello:May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We are so sorry for you loss and will continue to keep...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Sandra Walker - Boston, MA

“So sorry to hear about Rena. My deepest sympathies are with you and your family during this time of grieving. Praying for strength and comfort to...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Louise Nicol - Neighbor


Waltham – Mrs. Rena (Degregory) Frangello of Waltham died Monday, March 30, 2015 in the Epoch Senior Health Care Center in Weston. She was 81. Mrs. Frangello was born on October 10, 1933, a daughter of the late Ralph and Filippa (Metta) Degregory. She raised in Marlborough and had been a Waltham resident since 1955, until moving to the Epoch Senior Health Care Center.

Rena was a waitress at the Cottage Crest Restaurant in Waltham. After that, she worked in the banking industry, retiring in 1997 as the assistant manager for BayBank.

Rena loved to entertain and prepare meals for her family and friends. She was very active at the Waltham Senior Citizen Center.

Rena was the wife of the late Frank E. Frangello, the sister of the late Joseph Miele and Annmarie Robey, and the sister-in-law of the late William Cross .

She is survived by her children, Lisa Frangello and Michael Frangello both of Waltham and Laura Gerhard and her husband, Christopher, of Cambridge; her grandchildren, Kurt and Rachel Gerhard; her sisters, Mary Roskott of Norton and Arnelda Cross of Marlborough; her brothers, Francis Miele and his wife, Patricia, of Marlborough and Domenic Miele and his wife, Karen, of Bellingham and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Rena's life by gathering for calling hours on Thursday, April 2nd, from 4-7 pm in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street, (Rte. 20), Waltham where her Funeral Service will be held at 7 pm. Burial will be private.