Raffaela Carnevale

March 19, 1942 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Raffaela Carnevale Obituary

In the early morning light of January 5, 2024, the heavens opened their gates to welcome a truly remarkable woman, Raffaela Carnevale, affectionately known as Ralphie to her friends and Nonna Ella to her beloved grandchildren. Born on March 19, 1942, in Fondi, Italy, Raffaela's life journey would lead her across the world, but her heart always remained firmly rooted in the love of her family and the traditions of her Italian heritage. As the thread of a needle weaves through fabric, Raffaela wove her life through the hearts of those she touched, leaving behind a tapestry of love, laughter, and unwavering support. 

Raffaela was loving and dedicated, a woman whose heart was as warm as the Italian sun. She was a witty companion, always ready with a quick joke or a comforting word. Her hands, skilled from years working as a seamstress, created more than beautiful garments—they crafted a life filled with enduring love and dedication. Raffaela's love for her family was the cornerstone of her existence, and that love was reflected in every meal she cooked, every garden she tended, and every soap opera she enjoyed with her loved ones by her side. As Mother Teresa once said, "What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family." Raffaela did exactly that, and in doing so, she created a legacy of love that will endure for generations to come.

Raffaela is survived by her daughter, Maria (Sabatino) Pesce, her grandchildren Guy (Melissa) Manganiello and Daniela (Basilio) DiFlumeri, her great-grandchildren, Carmine, Emma, Lucia, Sofia, Gioia,  her step-grandchildren Antonio, Vincenzo, and Anna, and her siblings Vincenzo (Nancy) Peppe, Mario (Darlene) Peppe, Imperia (Pietro) Locolle, Luisa (Pasquale) Carnevale, and Gaetano (Maria - deceased) Pagnani. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luigi and Giuseppina Peppe, her husband, Francesco Carnevale, her son Giorgio Carnevale, and her sister Maria (Gaetano) Pagnani. 

In celebrating Raffaela's extraordinary life, we invite you to share your memories, stories, and photos on her memorial page. Each shared memory is a thread, and together, we can weave a beautiful tapestry that reflects the life, love, and legacy of our dear Raffaela Carnevale.

A Visitation will be held at the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Monday January 8, 2024 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral from the Paul Buonfiglio & Sons-Bruno Funeral Home 128 Revere St, Revere on Tuesday January 9, 2024 at 9:00 am, followed by a funeral mass in St Anthony’s church at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.  Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. 


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