POUGHQUAG – Christina “Tina” Raffaele, of Poughquag and formerly of Delray Beach, FL, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Wingate at Dutchess Health Care Facility in Fishkill. She was 86.
Daughter of the late Ralph and Florence (Leonessa) Martello, she was born in the Bronx on December 26, 1932. On September 19, 1954, she married Joseph T. Raffaele in the Bronx. Joseph survives at home.
Additional survivors include her son, Joseph J. Raffaele & his wife Catherine of Poughquag; her daughter, Teena Marie DiNota & her husband Alexander of Peekskill; her grandchildren, Jacqueline Raffaele Tooker & her husband Shaun of Roseland, NJ, Regina Raffaele of Poughquag, Joseph T. Raffaele of Poughquag, Alexis DiNota of Peekskill, and Charlie DiNota of Peekskill; her sisters, Carmella Damato of Delray Beach, FL, and Lucille DeMaio & her husband Ralph of Delray Beach, FL; as well as many other loving relatives & friends.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 at the Funeral Home at 1089 Main Street, Fishkill. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019, at St. Mary, Mother of the Church, 106 Jackson Street, Fishkill.