Obituary: Rose Madaffari Raymond, 82

Rose Madaffari Raymond, 82, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister died peacefully Sunday, July 16, after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Philip Raymond, her son, David Raymond, and brothers Joseph, Peter, Carmelo, Anthony and Mario.

She devoted her life to her children, 21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and her Christian faith.

She was born Jan. 30, 1935, in Norwalk to the late Pietro and Teresa Madaffari. She worked her earlier years at Bargain World and Food Fair and retired from Stirling and Stirling as an insurance adjuster, then worked part-time as a receptionist for Dr. James Aris.

She is survived by her children, Phylis Santora and her husband Tom, of Milford; Theresa Fischman and her husband Kim, of Shelton; Paul Raymond and his wife Peggy, of Shelton; Larry Raymond of Terryville; Richard Raymond and his wife Gloria, of Bridgeport; Marjorie Arnold and her husband Jon, of Newtown; and Philip Raymond and his wife Sue, of Florida. In addition, she is survived by her brother, Vincent, of Florida and her sister, Josephine, of Texas.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Richard Zelkowitz and Dr. Richard Frank of the Norwalk Hospital Oncology Department. The family is also grateful for the care provided by the nurses at Connecticut Hospice in Branford.

Her family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m.  on Wednesday, July 19, at the Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Avenue, Norwalk. A funeral will be held at 11 on Thursday, July 20, at the funeral home, with burial to follow at St. John Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: The Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd. Branford, CT 06405. For directions or online guestbook, please visit