Cecilia Stella Rafa went to meet the Lord on May, 7 2020, surrounded by friends and family. She was 99 years old. She is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John.
Cecilia is survived by her son, Robert (Jane), daughter, Dr. Jacqueline Wojtecki (Tony), granddaughter, Donna Votto (Gary), great grandchildren, Lauren Duerr (Nick), Matthew Lopez, Ryan and Aiden Votto, great great granddaughter, Kaylee Lizabeth Duerr.
Cecilia was quite the character. She loved to laugh and enjoyed a good joke. She did not mince words but spoke her mind. Sometimes a good thing, sometimes not. She believed in the motto, “Shop Til You Drop,” making shopping her favorite pastime. There was not a sale that Cecilia missed with her cohort in crime, her daughter Jacqueline. She was an avid bingo and card player. After her move to Florida in 2000, she developed a taste for exotic foods, her favorite being Indian Curry.
Right now, she is looking down from above, playing pinochle with friends and family, sipping her favorite drink, a sloe gin fizz and accusing her brother, Frankie of cheating. Some family feuds never end.
Cecilia will be greatly missed.
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celebrating with friends