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Raffaela Fonti

Raffaela Fanny Fonti

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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Obituary

A cherished daughter, Raffaela Fonti was the sixth child born to James (Vincenzo) and Maria Rosaria Vacca on January 13, 1932 and soon became affectionately known as Fanny.

A beloved sister, her fondest memories always included life in the Bronx (Parkchester) where she lived with her brothers Frank, Nick and Joe and her sisters Mary and Rose.

A devoted wife, Fanny married Louis Fonti Jr. in April of 1958 and soon became a lifelong resident of Brooklyn. Together, they embraced their Catholic faith and gave birth to nine children including Louis, Mario (who died shortly after his birth), James (Maryellen), Mary Scarola (Michael), Lucy Zuco (Matty), Diana Hannan (Bill), Rev. Joseph, Paul (Tania) and Peter (Lorraine). The kindest, most loving and caring mom, she shared her deep faith and love of Jesus Christ with each of her children.

An amazing grandmother to eleven, she deeply loved Maria, Matthew, William, Louis, Brianna, Andrew, Andrea, Thomas, Justin, Julia, Jason and her most recent joy, great- grandson, William.

A favorite Aunt and Great Aunt, “Aunt Fanny” always loved to laugh, sing and celebrate life with her big Italian family.

A devout Catholic, Fanny lived as a passionate member of Immaculate Heart of Mary parish (Windsor Terrace) where she served in various ministries for over half a century including as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, a Lector, Choir member and Parish Council, and CCD teacher. She was also an Associate of the Sisters of Charity of New York.

A cherished friend, Fanny was deeply loved and always counseled others in embracing the love of Jesus and living joyously and with faith.

Not one for formality, fancy cooking or fuss, though she was known for her lasagna,
Fanny wished nothing more  than to engage in great conversation, enjoy a simple ham and cheese sandwich on rye, and to pursue her never ending quest for the perfect tasting apple pie.

She will be forever loved and deeply missed.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Torregrossa- Avenue U
    Address
    345 Avenue U
    BROOKLYN, NY 11223
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Torregrossa- Avenue U
    Address
    345 Avenue U
    BROOKLYN, NY 11223
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  • Third Visitation

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Torregrossa- Avenue U
    Address
    345 Avenue U
    BROOKLYN, NY 11223
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  • Fourth Visitation

    Monday, January 13th, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 13th, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Torregrossa- Avenue U
    Address
    345 Avenue U
    BROOKLYN, NY 11223
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  • Service

    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Immaculate Heart of Mary
    Address
    2805 Fort Hamilton Parkway
    BROOKLYN, NY
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  • Interment

    Location
    Holy Cross
    Address
    3620 Tilden Avenue
    BROOKLYN, NY 11203
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Laura Caccavale

Posted at 12:02pm
Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. Laura, John, and Sal Caccavale
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Roe Walsh

Posted at 08:00am
We have many memories of beautiful Fanny, but the best is her never ending smile. Along with her smile, she emulated Love—the Love that can only come with Faith. Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to Fanny’s family. Know that she is resting in the Peace that only God could give her.
Love and Peace—-Roe, Danny, Nancy, Maria and Luis
SF

Sending love and prayers- Paolo and Lauren Fontana

Posted at 03:48pm
Paolo and I are sorry for the loss of your mother here on earth. She was so lovely and will be in my memories until we are all together again.
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Love, Mickey and Scott

Posted at 10:35am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Phil and Denise Galasso and Family

Posted at 10:33am
With deepest sympathy,
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