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Peter Rocco D'Angelo

d. January 6, 2021

Peter Rocco D'Angelo, 81, died on January 6, 2021, at Beth Israel Deaconess Needham Hospital. He was the beloved husband to his late wife, Susan (Rizzo) D'Angelo. They were married 51 years and lived in Stoneham for 48 years. He moved to Westwood, MA and lived with and is survived by his most beloved daughter, Doreen (D'Angelo) Hatch of Westwood, MA, devoted son-in-law, Raymond (Randy) and granddaughter, Monica. He is further survived by his loving son, Peter A. D'Angelo of Mattawan, MI, wife Rebecca and grandchildren, Grace, Isabella and Peter (Rocco).

Peter is a graduate of Boston and Babson Colleges. He moved his family to Stoneham after graduate school and military service. Peter retired as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President from the Raytheon Company where was employed for 40 years. During that time, he served as Department Manager Plant Controller, Division Controller and Overseas Business Manager for the NATO, Middle East and Far East Countries. He later served as Assistant Company Controller, Company Controller, CFO and then as Executive Vice President. He was recognized by CFO Magazine as Chief Financial Officer of the Year. During his career, Peter worked on the Raytheon Team where he successfully managed over 15 billion in acquisitions and divestitures. He worked as Business Manager on the Patriot and HAWK Air Defense Programs, various air-to-air and air-to-ground missile programs and various ground based radar programs. Peter always stated that he worked with the finest, most outstanding and successful team of co-workers and talked fondly of his many rewarding personal and business relationships.

Peter served on the Stoneham School Committee, Finance Board and served in the Office of the Town Moderator for 25 years. He was a Director and Fund Raiser for the American Diabetes Association and served as a Director and Trustee for various public and private companies including, Stoneham Public Television and the Stoneham Appian Club Organization.

Peter was also recognized on numerous occasions by the Governor's Office and State Legislature for his work and support of Stoneham Youth Basketball, Stoneham Little League, Young Woman's Stoneham Travel Bowling League and various other youth organizations.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private funeral was held on January 22, 2021. An open Celebration of Peter's Life will be held at a date later to be determined.

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