Frank P. Raffa, Jr., "Uncle Frank," 82, a longtime resident of Port Chester died July 21, 2021. He was born July 31, 1938 in Greenwich, Ct. to the late Frank and Rose Fitchben Raffa. He was raised and educated in Port Chester having attended Our Lady of Mercy Grammar School and graduating from Archbishop Stepinac High School in 1956. He went on to attend Saint Jerome's Seminary in Kitchner, Ontario, Canada and then attended New York School of Interior Design in New York City.
Mr. Raffa after completing his active military service with his brother Richard in the Connecticut Army National Guard went to work at the Port Chester branch of Mahopac Furniture Company and in 1972 when the two branches separated, became Vice-President of Raffa's Town Furniture, Inc. In 1993 he became President after the loss of his father. In 1996 the family decided to downsize the business and developed the property into individual commercial space through their real estate corporation, Frank Raffa, Inc. Mr. Raffa fully retired in 2018.
He was a parishioner of the Parish of Saint John Bosco/ Our Lady of Mercy Church in Port Chester, NY., the Port Chester Chamber of Commerce, the Port Chester Kiwanis Club, The Port Chester Knights of Columbus, The Seton Circle and did some volunteer work for the Port Chester Salvation Army.
Mr. Raffa is survived by his beloved sister Carol A. Raffa Guss and her husband Dr. Stephen H. Guss of Fairfield, Ct., and sister-in-law Jacqueline Curcio Raffa of Cos Cob, Ct. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Richard Raffa.
Frank was a very friendly, caring and compassionate man. He enjoyed the friendship of many people. To know "Uncle Frank" is to love him. He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have made his acquaintance.
Visitation will be 4-8PM on Wednesday July 28, 2021 at Craft Memorial Home, Inc. 40 Leicester St. Port Chester, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be 9:30AM on Thursday July 29, 2021 at the Parish of St. John Bosco/Our Lady of Mercy Church 260 Westchester Ave. Port Chester, NY. Interment to follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery Rye Brook, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Parish of Saint John Bosco 260 Westchester Ave. Port Chester, NY
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