Rafaela Rella

Rafaela Rella

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

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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
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    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
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, July 15th, 2019
  • Interment

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

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Sharon Perugini

Nancy ,Andy and family,
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Sharon Perugini
Comment | Posted at 09:08pm via Condolence

Janet Federico

I am so sorry. I remember her from when I stayed near you when I was 15-16 years old. And your dad took us to Oakdale to see Frankie Vali and the Four Seasons. . We had lots of fun. Then I got married and you (Carol) were. one of my bridesmaids. I wish we had kept in touch more. Your mom will always be with you in your heart. And you have memories of great times. God Bless. Thoughts and Prayers sent your way.
Comment | Posted at 07:32am via Condolence

Colleen Bomba

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

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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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