Judith I. Raffaele

August 6, 1939 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 79)


Judith I. Raffaele, 79, of 193 Carson Street, Emporium, PA died at her residence, Emporium, PA Thursday morning (March 7, 2019). She was born August 6, 1939 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Junior and Gretchen Arnold Bailey. On June 22, 1985 in Emporium, PA she married the late James "Bo" Raffaele.

Judy graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1957. She retired from Motor Coil where she worked for many years. She had also worked at the Cabin Kitchen and the Guy and Mary Felt Manor. She also was a long time volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Judy loved attending her children and grandchildrens many sporting events. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Judy is survived by four sons, Michael Goss, Emporium; Tracy Scott (Shannon) Goss, Emporium; Dennis (Beth) Goss, Maryland; Mark Goss, Emporium; one daughter, Gretchen (Joseph) Fragale, Emporium; eleven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Pete "Dennis" (Connie) Petty, Eugene, OR and Rick Petty, Lock Haven, PA; two sisters, Debbie McDonough and Brenda Petty both of Emporium. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, David "Randy" Petty.

There will be No Visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (March 11, 2019) at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430 or to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to VFW Ladies Auxiliary, 427 E. Third Street, Emporium PA 15834 

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Memorial Mass
March 11, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Mark Catholic Church
235 E. 4th St
Emporium, PA 15834

No Visitation

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