May 20, 1928 ~ August 21, 2020

Born in: Brooklyn, NY
Resided in: Murrieta, CA

Lucy M. Raffaniello, born to Louis and Josephine Buonocore in Brooklyn, New York on May 20, 1928, passed away on Friday August 21, 2020 in Redondo Beach, California. She was 92. Before moving to California in 1972, Lucy grew up and lived in Brooklyn. She attended Fort Hamilton High School where she met the love of her life, Charles, who preceded her in death.

While raising a family, Lucy worked in the real estate and health care industries. She enjoyed big band era music, anything Disney or Sinatra, 60’s rock and roll music, and loved to dance. In retirement, Lucy was a hospital volunteer and served as a Eucharistic Minister in her church. She enjoyed aerobic exercise, walking, cooking and sharing her Italian food recipes with her family and friends.

Lucy’s greatest joy was being surrounded by her family and being a mother to her children Julie (Mike) Fowler, Richard (Debby), and Ron (Camille), grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lucy is also survived by her loving sister, Anne Petrozzo, and many nieces and nephews.

She will be forever in our hearts.

A celebration of Lucy’s life will be held at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday September 4, 2020 at 1:30 in the afternoon. No flowers please.

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  1. candle 7To Lucy’s loving Family,
    We thank God for sharing Her with us……
    May His loving presence comfort you,
    His perfect peace restore you,
    and His promise of eternal life sustain you
    during this time of loss
    Our deepest Sympathy and Love,
    Paulette, Kent & Family

  2. Lucy was my California mother. My late husband, Jack, and I were so happy when we found our new neighbors in California were from our hometown of Brooklyn NY. There was an instant connection. I loved Lucy! I miss her and Charlie very much. May they rest in peace and may the family have wonderful memories. Love Cheryl Lebowitz

  3. candle 7We only had the opportunity to meet Lucy on a couple of occasions, but nevertheless we could tell how much she loved her family. That love was returned by her son Ron and his wife, Camille, who we saw devote countless hours to Lucy’s care and well-being.

    With love,

    Mike & Marcie Wick

  4. candle 1Lucy was a light in my life! We bonded from the first time we met and we really enjoyed having her with us. Much love to the family–
    Robin Frye
    Brookdale Murrieta,CA

  5. candle 3I met Lucy through my wonderful friends Ron and Camille. She was always very kind to me and had a ready sense of humor. I see why Ron is the man he is. God bless you Lucy and all the family.

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