CLELIA "PEG" RAFFA
Peg passed away peacefully on January 2, 2017 at home.
She was born in Irvington, NJ to the late Antonio and Maria DeFeo Pirozzolo. Peg had worked at Lionel Trains where she met her husband, the love of her life, Benedict to whom she was married for 49 years. They moved to Wilmington in 1954.
She then went on to volunteer at St. Francis Hospital for 15 years and A. I. DuPont Hospital for 10 years. During WWII she wrapped bandages for the Red Cross. She was a very active member of St. Mary Magdalen Parish and volunteered for the Christmas Bizarre, the Sodality and Cub Scout Troup 342. Peg was an avid animal lover taking in many strays.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Benedict N. Raffa. Peg is survived by her children, Robert B., Kenneth F. and Maryann T., 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Church, 9 Sharpley Road, Wilmington, DE 19803 where friends may call after 12:00 p.m. Burial will be in All Saint Cemetery.