Raffaela "Rae" Boncore of Brewster Ave., Winthrop passed away at home on June 24, 2020. She was 96 years old. Born in Cambridge she was the beloved daughter of the late Angelina (Alfano) and Carmen Vitagliano. A long time resident of Winthrop she worked as a seamstress and along with her husband operated Viking's Cleaners in Winthrop for many years. She was also a member of the Son's of Italy Lodge #2057 and the Sister's of Mary.
She was the devoted wife of the late Robert L. Boncore and the loving mother of Atty. Philip Boncore and his wife Goldie of Winthrop and Robert Boncore and his wife Elizabeth of Winthrop. Dear sister of the late Helen Buonomo, Michael, Jimmy, John, Frank and Joseph Vitagliano. Cherished Nana to Debra Leonard, Tina Gilson and her husband Robert, Teri Keene and her husband Andrew, Atty. Robert Boncore, Toni Titemore and her husband Matthew, Tami Boncore, Sen. Joseph Boncore and his wife Atty. Christine, Christine Sciaraffa and her husband Mark, Corina Boncore and her partner Nick Mesa, Jessica Ramer and her husband James and Joseph Andrew Boncore. Also survived by 16.5 great grandchildren and former mother in law of Mary Jane Dimento-Boncore.
Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop at 10:00 AM. Services will conclude with the interment in the Cross Street section of Winthrop Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Son's of Italy Scholarship Fund 31 Buchanan St., Winthrop MA 02152.
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