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Rafaela Rella

Rafaela Rella

Friday, September 23rd, 1938 Thursday, July 11th, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Rafaela "Rae" Rella (Mariconda)

BEACON FALLS – Rafaela “Rae” (Vestuti) Rella, age 80 of Beacon Falls, beloved wife of Carlo Rella, entered peaceful rest Thursday, July 11, 2019 in the Villages at East Farms, Waterbury, surrounded by family. Born in Bronx, New York on September 23, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Phillip and Agnes (Mariconda) Vestuti.

Rae worked as an executive secretary for Phillips Medical and later was the secretary to the president of Cartier’s. An avid traveler, she enjoyed her trips with Carlo to Europe, Canada, Atlantic City, Florida, as well as cruising and bus trips to Mohegan Sun. Rae could often be found on the dance floor, but she most enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband of 59 years, Rae is survived by her loving children, Phillip Rella and his wife Barbara of North Haven, Nancy Brodesser and her husband Andy of Prospect, and Carol Gendron of FL; three adored grandchildren, Crystal Perachio and her husband Matt, Gianna Rella and Zach Brodesser; four cherished great grandchildren, Anna, Jonathan, Kaitlyn and Logan; many nieces and nephews, as well as her granddogger, Lizza. She was predeceased by her siblings, Josephine Zaccaria, Agnes McDermott and Paul Spinelli.

The family wishes to thank the staff of the Villages at east Farms and VITAS Hospice for their care and loving support.

Funeral services will take place on Monday, July 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Ralph Hull Funeral Home 161 W. Church St., Seymour CT 06483. Family and friends may call Monday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will follow in Mt. Meadows Cemetery, Seymour.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
    161 West Church Street
    Seymour, CT
    Monday, July 15th, 2019
    9:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Ralph E. Hull Funeral Home
    161 West Church Street
    Seymour, CT
    Monday, July 15th, 2019
    11:00am
  • Interment

    Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Mountain Meadows Cemetery
    Mountain Road
    Seymour, CT
    Monday, July 15th, 2019
    11:30am

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Dan Tuccio

I'll always remember the smile, laughs and strong support Rae provided as my secretary. A very special women who brought out the best in people.
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Colleen Bomba

Carlo and family, My deepest condolences to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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Felicia and April Spinelli

As you grieve know that we are remembering you...
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Wendy L Tulchin

Nancy, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom. I only had the gift of meeting her a few times but both she and your dad were so fun to be around. She never lost her sparkle. Sending all our love to you and your family. Wendy and Scott Tulchin
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Patti Freeman

Although We never had the honor of meeting Rae, we felt as if we knew her through all the family pictures that Nancy and Andy shared. Sending our heartfelt condolences to all her family. With love, Roger and Patti Freeman
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