Pasquale « Pat » Raffa
Pasquale Raffa born March 21, 1946 in Zungoli, Avellino passed away at the age of 74 in Edmonton Alberta.
Pasquale came to Canada when he was 18 to marry the love of his life, Anna Lucia Rizzo.
They grew up and grew old together, sharing 55 years of a loving marriage. Loving father to Joe Raffa and Mary (Jeremy) Pollard, and loving grandfather to Calum and Nolan.
He is survived by sister, Lucia Baviello residing in New York; and a younger brother, Lorenzo (Elena) Raffa, who resides in Zungoli Italy; along with his brother-in-law, Giuseppe (Angela) Rizzo; and sister-in-law, Pompea (Felix) Annicchiarico of Edmonton. He also leaves behind seven nephews and three nieces, along with sixteen great-nieces and nephews.
Pasquale was predeceased by his parents, Giuseppe and Maria in Italy, his in-laws, Raffaele and Maria Rosaria Rizzo; and his brother-in-law, Gerardo Baviello of New York.
On arrival to Canada, Pat started working as a cook at Tita’s restaurant, and later Pat worked as a real estate agent for Melton Realty and AE Lepage. He started two restaurants, Tita’s take out & La Veranda with his partner and friend, Rudy Tosto. Pat’s love for building homes began early, and he helped build a few houses shortly after arriving in Canada. Pat partnered with his cousin to create Lupa homes. Later, he created Raffa homes as a retirement project to keep himself occupied.
Pat enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling – Hawaii was one of his favorite destinations. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
The family would like to thank everyone at the Robbins Pavilion at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for their excellent care and compassion. Special thanks to Dr. Sebastian, Dr. Boyko, as well as the doctors from palliative care.
Please make donations in lieu of flowers to the “Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.”
We wish we had more time with you, God took you away from us too soon.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Pasquale Pat
Décès pour la Ville: Edmonton, Province: Alberta