Peter Raffo

Peter Raffo

Wednesday, June 29th, 1921 - Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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RAFFO, Peter, age 98, a lifelong resident of Garfield, died on July 13, 2019. Peter was a textile expediter 35 years working with Waldrich Bleachery in Clifton 25 years and Union Textiles in Secaucus 10 years retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Amalgamated Textile Workers Union, a parishioner of Mt. Virgin Church, Garfield, and the last surviving founding father of the 20th Century Athletic Association, Garfield. He was an avid bowler who achieved a perfect 300 score game. Peter is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Ann (nee Sandor), four beloved children, Marianne Garofalo and son-in-law Sam, Patricia Manganello, Sandra Cerone, and Frank Raffo, three cherished grandchildren, Lisa (Bart), Alyssa, and Jessica, and one great-granddaughter, Gia. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank and Mary Raffo, a son-in-law, Pasquale “Pat” Manganello in 2012, and his siblings, Louis, Mario, James, Theresa Attardi, Josephine Gallo, and Louisa Cirillo. Visiting Tuesday 4 to 8 pm. The funeral is Wednesday, July 17, 2019, arriving at the Aloia Funeral Home at 10 am followed by a 11 am mass at Our Lady of Mount Virgin Church, Garfield. Entombment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Saddle Brook. The Raffo family is in the care of the Aloia Funeral Home, 180 Harrison Ave., Garfield (973-340-7077). Condolences/Directions visit
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Aloia Funeral Home
    180 Harrison Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 11:00am
    Our Lady of Mount Virgin R.C. Church
    188 MacArthur Avenue
    GARFIELD, NJ 07026
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  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery
    Outwater Lane and Westminster Place
    SADDLE BROOK, NJ 07663
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Posted at 10:08pm
Dear Aunt Ann & family;
So sorry for your loss. May we all live such a long and exceptional life as Uncle Pete. May he rest in peace.

Jeffrey Sandor & family

Tom, Evelyn, Zoe, Lily, and Kim

Posted at 10:15am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss...Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sending lots of love
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Posted at 08:57am
Dear Uncle Pete
Plz hug dad and mom, uncle Frank and father in law from me. Also our whole family who is greeting you at Heavens gate. May God rest your beautiful soul I will never forget you shaving Grandpa Sandor your kindness I know you will be watching over your beloved spouse.. our aunty Ann and your your entire loving family, xoxoxox Renee, Denise and family PS PLZ PUT IN A GOOD WORD FOR MY SPOUSE Bob IN HIS RECOVERY TY!


Posted at 08:53am
Dear Da
I have never known a more caring. loving and protective man than you. You worried about your family so much and we are forever grateful. Your fought so hard to the very end and I will miss you very much. Please watch over us Rest In Peace and I love ❤️ you Daddy
Your daughter

Michael Manicone

Posted at 11:11pm
Dear Anna and family,
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of our dear friend Pete. May he rest in the Peace of our Lord.
Michael and Maria Manicone and family

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