In Remembrance of Frances S. Rafalko

Frances S. Rafalko

Frances S. Rafalko

Dunmore, PA June 18 1924 ~ November 15, 2012 Date of Service: November 19, 2012

Frances S. Rafalko, 88, of Dunmore, died Thursday at home. Her husband Peter J. Rafalko died August 1, 1987.

Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late Diego and Sarah Capizzi Cigna and was a devout Catholic and member of SS Anthony and Rocco Parish, Dunmore.

She attended Dunmore Public Schools and was a Tumble fold operator for Linen Systems before retirement. She was the matriarch of the family. A selfless woman, she enjoyed serving others and making others happy especially her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking and baking and loved her cat, Macy. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Surviving are daughters; Rita Fleming, Olyphant, Delores Casey and husband Frank, Endicott, NY; sons; Martin Rafalko and companion Darlene Greene, Dunmore and Peter B. Rafalko and wife Karen, Forty-Fort. a sister; Josephine Wrona, Dunmore and grandchildren; Martin T. Rafalko, Kimberly Rafalko-Johnson, Robert J. Golden, Rysczard Gornowicz, Jason Gornowicz, Lori Parks, Michael V. Parks, John M. Skeba, Elizabeth Chindemi and Peter J. Rafalko with whom she resided with. Great-grandchildren; Aaron, Thomas, Christian, Emily, Natalie and Sophia. Sister-in-laws; Lucy and Mabel Cigna. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by sisters; Carmella Giordano, Virginia Yantorn, Louise Kafchinski and an infant sister, Romaine and brothers; Sam and John Cigna.

The funeral will be Monday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis funeral home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with Mass at 9:30am in Saint Anthony’s Church, Smith St., Dunmore. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday from 3-6pm

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Martin T. Rafalko
Posts: 35
Thanks to God for Our Grandmother!
Reply #2 on : Wed December 26, 2012, 11:55:52
Gram was the Matriarch of our Family and most importantly was the best example of what a humble and faithful servant or the Lord looked like and acted like.
I Thank Gram the most for showing us, by her daily example in action, what being an excellent Wife, Mother, Grandmother and servant of the Lord looks like and does to live and follow in her faith.
When I think of Gram, I think of Home. Gram defined the home by her never ending welcoming of all of us into her home for as long as we could stay.
Gram truly reveled in her Family and she was the tie that bound our Family together through her forgiving and loving heart throughout her life. If we knew one thing, we knew that Gram loved us and was always there for us, that was her heart-open to us all, always welcoming us Home.
I am happy to know know Gram is at Home with the Lord and Grampa Rafalko. Gram will be with me and my Family always, Thank you Lord for sharing your Angel Frances Rafalko with us so that we knew what right looked like. To the rest of the Family I share Gram's salutation-God Bless You Always and In All Ways!
Martin T. Rafalko
Bob Golden
Posts: 35
Our Sincere Sympathy
Reply #1 on : Sun November 18, 2012, 11:49:27
We remember Frances as a generous and loving friend who was always there for the Golden family in their time of need. May she rest in piece in God's welcoming embrace. We wish her family well at this time of mourning. May your memories carry you through the days to come.
Best Regards, Bob Golden & Family