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Kenneth Aldo Raina

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Kenneth Aldo Raina 1936 - 2009 NORTH ADAMS Kenneth Aldo Raina, 72, of 237 Katsura Drive, Kennett Square, Pa., died peacefully Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Neighborhood Hospice in Westchester, Pa., surrounded by his family following a valiant battle with cancer. Mr. Raina was born July 24, 1936, in North Adams, to Andrea "Lino" Raina and Beatrice Piaggi Raina. He attended schools in North Adams, graduating from Drury High School in 1954. He graduated from UMass in 1958 and received a Master's Degree from Northeastern University in electrical engineering. He was last employed by UNISYS Computer in Malvern, Pa., for about seven years until his retirement on 2007. Before that he worked for Digital Equiptment Co. in Maynard, Mass., for about 20 years. When in North Adams, Mr. Raina was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua Church. He enjoyed gardening and reading about history. He leaves his wife, Tamy Sullivan Raina, whom he married July 1, 1967 at St. Anthony of Padua Church. His loving mother-in-law, Mary Breda Sullivan of North Adams, one brother, Donald Raina of Fairfield, Calif., two sisters, Arlene Zappone of North Adams, and Gail Pinsonneault of Bennington, Vt., and many nieces, nephews, cousins and an extensive network of close personal friends. Ken was a beloved husband, brother, and friend to all who knew him, and he was a positive role model. Ken was also an optimist, and it was his optimism that propelled him through a difficult year and inspired his loved ones so much. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Kenneth Raina will be celebrated Tuesday June 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in North Adams. Burial will be in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS CENTRAL CHAPELS, 74 Marshall Street, North Adams are Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the .
Published in Bennington Banner on June 6, 2009
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