Passed away Monday, February 5th, 2019
at St. Joseph’s Villa
Beloved wife of Vincenzo Ursano predeceased in 2014. Loving mother of Marisa (James), Alida, Iva and Mariah Smith (Patrick predeceased). Cherished Nonna of Andrea, Matthew, Julian, Talia, Drake and Vance and great grandchildren Nicco, Milla and Renly. Predeceased by her parents Bruno & Teresa Crispo (nee Valente) and her twin sister Stella. Dear sister of Bruna Clara (Albino), Maria Stella Temelini (Gastone predeceased), Frank Crispo and Albert Crispo (Ranata). Adored Zia of her many nieces and nephews.
Raffaela was born in Serra S. Bruno, Italy on November 15, 1936. She immigrated to Canada in 1954 and married Vincenzo in 1956. She embraced her Italian culture and grew to love Canada. She worked for Dominion stores for many years and was a dedicated longtime member of St. Anthony’s Church. Devoting her time to the CWL as president for many years, a member of the church choir and a lay minister. She led an active lifestyle enjoying bowling and playing bocce. She loved gardening and cooking. Raffaela was a proud Nonna and her grandchildren brought her great joy.
at St. Anthony’s Church
(19 Mary Street, Sudbury)
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at 2:00 pm
(Friends may gather at the church after 1:30 pm)
Cremation at the Park Lawn Crematorium.
Donations to the Genevra House or the Elgin Street Mission would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home.