∼ 1922 – 2018 ∼
“Our Angel has gone to heaven.”
In March it would have been 96 years where this beautiful woman blessed us with her presence here on earth. To describe her would be endless in praise.
Her goal throughout life was to advocate and teach “what family love is all about”. Her parting words, in her unselfish way she reminded us, “Remember, stay strong as a family, that is my wish!” A soft spoken, always smiling Raffaela, now reunites (as true an Angel by definition) in Heaven with Saverio, her husband in waiting.
She leaves those ever so grateful for having her during all these precious fortunate years. Her primary focus was her family.
She loved being surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, her brothers, sisters, friends and Tituzza’a Furry pets Jemma, Lucy and Stanley. Family was our mothers’ passion. Nothing made her happier than having her family near.
Mother passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Sault Area Hospital surrounded by her children. Wife of the late Saverio Pucci. Loving mamma of Maria Caputo (Alfonso), Nella Sicoli (Jack), Carla Sicoli (Ortenzio), Nina Dumanski (Ted) and Lorenzo (Susan).
Nonna of 11, Aldo (Heidi), Dino (Susanna), Lisa (John), Roberto (Tanya), Adriana (Andrew), Tonina (Joe), Daniela (Tyson), Luigi (Jennifer), Alexis “Tituzza” (Josh), Lorenzo and Christian. Bis-nonna of 13; Benjamin, Samantha, Matteo, Daniel, Mia, Jack, Lucas, Jacob, Massimiliano, Nico, Fiona, Foster and Thomas. Special nonna to Berlyn.
Daughter of the late Pasquale and Maria Rosa Bruni. Sister to the late Rosaria Cuda (Francesco), late Carmela Bruni, late Oreste Bruni (Lidia) of Italy, Esterina Caputo (late Leopoldo), Ortenzio Bruni (Antonietta), Giuseppe Bruni (Gina), Cesira Chieffallo (Aurelio), Santino Bruni (Caterina), Mario Bruni (Giuseppina), Zia and Cugina to many in Canada, Italy and Argentina.
Sister-in-law to late Rosaria Bernardo (late Francesco), late Carmela Lepore (late Lorenzo), late Eugenia Rende (late Paolino), late Francesco (Antonietta), late Enrico (Lilliana and the late Maria).
Friends are invited at the Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E. – 705-759-2522) on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm. Funeral Mass to be celebrated from Holy Family Parish at 2 pm. Rev. Boguslaw Jaroszek officiating. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions to the SAH Renal Unit or charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Our family would like to thank the following people and organizations who provided compassion, support and care over the years; Dr. Mark Jenkins, Dr. Mir Shafiee, SAH Renal Clinic, WeCare especially Karrie. A special thank you to Dr. Mario Febbraro and his wonderful staff, especially Denise, for all the years of attention and care.