The memorial service is open to the public. It will take enlace Monday at 10 a.m. at Saint Anthony's.
There will be a memorial service Monday morning for David Tagliaferro, the man who handed out Metro Boston newspapers in Davis Square Station for nearly six years and who passed away in late September. After Tagliaferro passed away, there was an outpouring of condolences from the commuters whom he greeted every morning at Davis Square Station. Tagliaferro was known for his friendliness and for his love of dogs; he often handed out dog treats to passing pooches. The service will be held at 10 a.m. at Saint Anthony's Church, 12 Properzi Way. It is open to the public.
David Tagliaferro handed out newspapers at Davis Square's Red Line station for six years. He was known for handing out dog biscuits, too. He died on Sept. 29.
David Tagliaferro, for six years a familiar and friendly face to Davis Square Red Line commuters, died on Saturday, and this week there's been an outpouring of condolences from the straphangers he interacted with every work day. Tagliaferro was a promoter for the Metro Boston newspaper, and every Monday through Friday he handed out the free daily publication to T riders at Davis Square Station. "He was quite well liked in the area" and he "lit up commuters' lives every morning," said Walt Zorkers, distribution manager at Metro Boston. "He touched a lot of lives positively," Zorkers said. "The Metro family sorely misses him." Zorkers said Tagliaferro passed away Saturday night at his home. He was 66 years old. Although the cause of death …