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Raffaele Preiato, a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on December 29, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
Raffaele was born on May 3, 1923 in Nardo di Pace, Italy to the late Vincenzo and Raffaela Preiato. He was the head of the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the Church of the Nativity in Nardo di Pace, Italy. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Bennardina, five children, Vincent, Salvatore, Cosmo, Mary Coniglio and Donna Tookmanian and his 27 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Raffaele was a devoted, loving husband, wonderful father and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visiting Sunday 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday 9:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Published in the The Journal News on Dec. 30, 2012