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Josephine DeRaffele

Josephine DeRaffele, 88, lifelong resident of New Rochelle passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 29 after a brief illness.
Jo, as many called her, enriched the lives of her family and friends with her kindness, generosity and love of life. She lived life fully and her thoughtfulness to all made her beautiful inside and out. Josephine was an inspiration to many when she overcame cancer in 1982-3.
She always opened her heart and home during the holidays with her delicious meals delighting her guests and leaving them with a smile. She took pride in her home, loved gardening, shopping and spent Saturday evenings with her family at the Nautilus Diner. She will be forever missed.
She is survived by her loving husband, Phil, who affectionately called her Pina. Devoted Children Cathy Acocella (Charlie), Carla Leddy (John) and Joseph DeRaffele (Sandy) and her step children, Phil, Stephen and Gail. (15) grandchildren, (12) great grandchildren, loving brother, Bill Possidento and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Domenica (Mamie) and Vito Possidento, siblings Millie, Sadie, Rosemarie and Sal.
Visitation will be held at Lloyd Maxcy Funeral Home in New Rochelle on Friday, November 3rd 1-4 and 6-9. Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church Saturday November 4th at 11:00.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Name of Jesus Church.

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