Raffaela TASSONE
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Passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of her family, at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the age of 91. Beloved wife of the late Biagio Tassone (2010). Dearly loved mother of Connie (Danny) Chieca, Nick Tassone, Zina Prudence (Lino) Pisani, Bruna (Tony) Malvaso and Sue (Bruno) Malvaso. Cherished Nonna of Lisa (Joe), Tony (Erin), Stephanie, Rosanne (Mario), Vanessa (Paul), Amanda (Domenic) and Raffaele and Big Nonna of Sienna, Giorgia, Nico, Luca, Ethan, Christian and Julian. Dear sister of Grazia Biamonte, Giuseppina Iudiciani, Pauline (Aldo) Mascaro, Sue Rotundo, Bruno Monteleone and Frank Monteleone. Lovingly remembered by many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Maria Tassone and Bruna Mazzone and her brother Cosimo Monteleone. Special thanks to Prescy Dizon for the loving, kind and compassionate care you gave to our mother. Raffaela had worked at the Empire Motel where she was very proud to be the head housekeeper for 29 years. She also had a passion for gardening and one of her greatest joys was cooking for her family. She left her family a legacy of love for which she will be long remembered. Respecting the restrictions of COVID-19, including maximum occupancy levels and the requirement for face coverings (see www.thebao.ca), friends are invited to join the family at the PATTERSON FUNERAL HOME, 6062 Main St. Niagara Falls, visiting on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 am at St. Ann's Church. The Rite of Committal will follow at Fairview Cemetery. In memory of Mrs. Tassone, donations to The Ontario March of Dimes or St. Ann's Church would be appreciated by her family. Online condolences at pattersonfuneralhome.com

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Published in Welland Tribune on Sep. 21, 2020.
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September 26, 2020
Dear Connie, Nick, Zina, Bruna, Sue and families. We are saddened to hear of the loss of your mother and our Zia Raffaela. My husband Dan and I have fond memories of visiting all of you in Niagara Falls some years ago. Both of your parents shared their strong sense of family, great food and love of nature with whomever they came in contact with.
Zia Raffaela, may you forever rest in peace as you will be forever be in our hearts. Love, Maria Dominelli & Dan Parker
Maria Dominelli
September 26, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Rest in Peace Zia Raffaela
From Concetta & Alberto, British Columbia
Connie Leyenhorst
September 26, 2020
Zia Raffaela, we have many fond memories of you and the wonderful times we shared when we visited Niagra and we shared your wonderful cooking and hospitality. We didn't see you often as we were far away in British Columbia, but Mom who did last November always mentioned you and Zio Biagio who shared your love of gardening. I will always remember his putting the fig tree into hibernation in the ground in the winter, and bringing it out in the spring. We hope you are enjoying much happiness in Heaven with all the relatives who preceded you there. You will live forever in our memories.
Lena and family
September 21, 2020
Nicola and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, such a kind, gentle loving person. May you find strength in each other during this difficult time of grief.
Sherrie Pollard
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