Evelyn M. Parasiliti Raffa
Evelyn M. Parasiliti Raffa, 83 of 251 Ivy St., Jamestown, passed peacefully in the early morning of Sept. 6, 2018, in her home, surrounded by her loving family.
Evelyn was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on March 25, 1935, the daughter of Peter Parasiliti, who died Sept. 26, 1974 and Mary Mancari Parasiliti, who died Sept. 20, 1985.
Evie was a 1953 graduate of Jamestown High School and together with her husband, owned and operated Jamestown Rubber Stamp Co., Inc. for over 50 years.
She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.
Evie’s greatest joy was her family. She loved being around all her grandchildren, and they loved being around their “Nani”.
Evelyn loved the adventures she shared with her husband, Tony, whom she married 65 years ago on Sept. 7, 1953.
She is survived by her husband, Anthony J. Raffa, Sr.: one son, Anthony J. (Michele) Raffa Jr. of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters: Mary Jo (Steve) Bradish and Sara Ann (Bart) Schuver of Jamestown, N.Y.; six grandchildren: Nicholas Bradish, Jamestown, N.Y., Justin Schuver, Tampa, Fla., Jeffrey (Meghan) Bradish, Cleveland, Ohio, Jordan (Keith) Clapacs, Cleveland, Ohio, Alexandra Schuver, Tampa, Fla., and Luke Raffa, Boston, Mass.; one great-granddaughter: Chloe Evelyn Clapacs, of Cleveland, Ohio; three sister-in-laws; one brother-in-law; and several nieces and nephews who adored her.
Besides her parents, Evelyn was preceded in death by her sister, Lee Elardo, who died Sept. 28, 2008; also a young nephew and a young great-niece.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at St. James Catholic Church.
Friends will be received on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 3-7 p.m., at Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers and staff at Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care and the very special ladies of Compassionate Home Care of NY. “You all went above and beyond to treat our mom like she was your mom. We will forever be grateful!”
Memorials may be made to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care, 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, N.Y.
Send a condolence by visiting www.hubertfuneral home.com.