Gainesville - Raffaele Corsa, 66, of Gainesville, passed away January 25, 2013. He was born in Naples, Italy and moved to Florida 25 years ago from New York. Raffaele owned and operated Amelia's Restaurant in Gainesville for 20 years.
He is survived by children Louis (Lisa) of Boca Raton, Peter of Gainesville, Anita of St. Petersburg, their mother Linda of Gainesville, brother Antonio (Clara), their children Gino and Antonella, sister Letizia, her children Enzo and Annalisa, brother Giovanni (Bettina), their children Gianluigi and Anna, nephews Rosario, Luigi, Mario and their mother Titina, all of Naples, Italy, grandchildren Lilliana, Alessandro and Louis and cousin Lydia Moccia of Gainesville. He is preceded in death by his parents Luigi and Anna, brother Salvatore and nephew Lello.
A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM at Holy Faith Catholic Church, 747 NW 43rd St., Gainesville, with Father John Phillips officiating. Entombment will follow at Forest Meadows Memorial Park. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 352-378-2528. Please sign the guest book at www.forestmeadowsfh.com
Public visitation will be held on Thursday, January 31st from 6-8PM at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville.