Frank D. “Sonny” Rao
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.
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.
services will be held from the funeral home on Monday, March 9th,
at 10:45 followed by a
Christian Burial held at St. Mary of the Assumption Church,
Revere, at 12Noon.
In lieu of
flowers, donations can be made to