Weir Mac Cuish Family Funeral Home

144 Salem Street, Malden, MA 02148

A member of the Malden Community since 1896

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Frank D. “Sonny” Rao

1938 - 2020


Frank D. “Sonny” Rao, of Revere, passed away on March 5th, 2020 at the age of 82.  He was happily married for 60 years to the love of his life, Carolyn (Overlan) Rao.  Sonny is survived by his beloved children, Denise Rao Monaghan and husband Jim of Hopkinton, Daniel Rao and Fiancé Michele Solimine of Middleton, Dean Rao and wife and Karen of North Reading; his grandchildren, Taylor, Brooke, Carolyn and Allison.

A barber in Boston and Malden for over 50 years, Sonny retired at 75 years old.  Sonny will be most remembered for his warm heart and joyful disposition. He had simple pleasures that included tending to his tomato and eggplant garden at “Big Sky Ranch;” enjoying the views of North Shore beaches with Carolyn; and sharing meals and conversations with his family.  His family cherishes the stories of his early days “hustling a buck” shining shoes in East Boston and selling fruit from the pushcarts in Boston’s North End.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, Mar 8th, from 4 – 8 PM at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden.

Funeral services will be held from the funeral home on Monday, March 9th, at 10:45  followed by a Mass of Christian Burial held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Revere, at 12Noon. 

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