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Raffaela “Rae” V. Angelone of Cheshire passed away on February 6, 2013. Rae was the widow of John V. Angelone.
Born in New Haven, she was a daughter of the late Fabiano and Rose Picaro Valeriano.
Rae is survived by her daughters, Joy Angelone of Cheshire and Rose Marie Angelone and her husband James Pike of Cromwell, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Carmel Carrano, and her brother, Andrew Valeriano.
Rae was a legal secretary, employed by several law firms and judges in the New Haven Courthouse before her retirement. Always positive and active, she valued her family and life-long friends. She was very proud of her Italian heritage, her beloved Amalfi, Italy, and sister-parish St. Michael’s Church in New Haven. She loved music and singing, and enjoyed her trip to Italy and summer vacations along the East Coast.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, February 8, at 10 a.m. in St. Bridget Church, 175 Main St., Cheshire. following a calling hour from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Interment was in St. Bridget Cemetery. Contributions in her memory may be made to Elim Park Baptist Home, 140 Cook Hill Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410. To send a condolence to her family, please visit www.beecherandbennett.com.