Name     Umberto Roland Farinato
      January 8, 1947 - May 31, 2020
Service Information     Private
Interment Information     Private
Visitation     Omitted.
Memorial Donations     Roland Farinato Memorial Scholarship Fund
Cambridge Teachers Federal Credit Union
20 Felton Street
Cambridge, MA 02138.


Farinato, Umberto Roland, of East Cambridge, May 31. Beloved father of Danielle Farinato and her husband Orlando Jaquez. Treasured son of the late Joseph and Clelia (Capamaccio) Farinato. Loving ex-husband to Eleanor. Devoted brother of Frances Salgado and uncle to Gregory and Joseph and his family. Cherished granddad to his spoiled grand dogs Milka and the late Malika. He was the glue to all his relatives and his extended family in Italy and around the world. Roland was born on January 8, 1947 in East Cambridge. He graduated from Cambridge High and Latin and went on to Boston College where he received his bachelors and masters degree in Mathematics. He then brought his passion for Math to the classrooms of Cambridge High & Latin and Cambridge Ringe & Latin where he taught a Nobel Prize winner. Upon retirement he then dedicated himself to helping others at the Salvation Army for nearly a decade. He was a lifelong member of the S.S. Cosmos and Damian Society, and a devout follower of the patron saints of his beloved Gaeta. His work with the society was recognized in 2003 when he was named ‘Man of the Year.’ He was on an endless pursuit of happiness and had an infectious smile. A perennial green thumb, he always stopped to smell the flowers and enabled others to do so as well in his beautiful garden. He had a passion for opera (Aida was his favorite), Judge Judy and re-runs of the Golden Girls. His love for travel took him all over the world. He loved the beach in Hawaii and visiting his daughter in Zurich. He loved holiday gatherings with family and friends where he shared his ever growing repertoire of dad jokes. He brought so much joy and laughter to everyone he knew and met. He will be missed greatly by all of us. Services are private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Roland Farinato Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cambridge Teachers Federal Credit Union, 20 Felton St. Cambridge, MA 02138. In the near future there will be a celebration of Roland’s life, where all will be welcomed to honor this great man.