Rafaela Hortencia Ducasse

VISITATION: Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 9:00AM to 10:00AM
Libby Funeral Home, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, NY 12508

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:30AM
St. John the Evangelist Church, 31 Willow Street, Beacon, NY 12508

St. Raymond Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465

Rafaela Hortencia Ducasse, 77, a longtime Beacon resident was called home unexpectedly by the Lord on July 22, 2020. She was born on October 27, 1942 in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic.

Rafaela was a faithful parishioner of St. Joachim-St. John the Evangelist Church Parish in Beacon; she was a very devout lady who loved her faith.

Rafaela worked as a certified nursing assistant for many years at various facilities. She later retired from the Fishkill Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Beacon. During the late-80s until recently, she sold Mary Kay Beauty Products which she thoroughly enjoyed. She also early on in her life enjoyed sewing and being a seamstress. She loved home-decorating, and cooking her native Dominican food dishes for her family & friends.

Rafaela is survived by her son Ricardo A. Ducasse and his fiancé Jessica Suarez. She is also survived by her three grandchildren: Marianna Cutroneo, Alyssa Calhoun and Ricardo A. Ducasse II, several cousins, nieces, nephews, friends & neighbors.

Her Family will gather on Thursday, July 30th from 9-10am at the LIBBY FUNERAL HOME, 55 Teller Avenue, Beacon, following immediately to St. John the Evangelist Church, 31 Willow Street, Beacon where a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30AM. Burial will follow to St. Raymond’s Cemetery, Bronx, NY.

In light of the recent occurrences dealing with the spread of COVID-19 and in accordance with State regulations; social distancing is required, capacities are limited, masks must be worn while gathered at the funeral home, church and cemetery. To offer a message of condolence or share a fond memory, please visit: www.libbyfuneralhome.com


Visitation: July 30, 2020 9:00 am - July 30, 2020 10:00 am


Mass of Christian Burial: July 30, 2020 10:30 am - July 30, 2020 11:30 am


Burial: July 30, 2020 2:30 am - July 30, 2020 12:00 am


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  1. Karen Ciralli-Boyd says:

    God Bless Rafaela and her family!! What a beautiful kind person! Worked with her many years ago.. May she rest in piece!💕💕

  2. Barbara says:

    Hey “neighbor”
    I am going to miss you so much.
    Our talks about God, Life, Our children and the neighborhood we so much love.
    SIH Rafaela and shine down on us, my family especially your Tatyana
    Your Neighbor, Barbara

  3. Judith Camacho says:

    R.I.P. Rafaela prayers for the family was a good person always stopped and talked to her when I saw her always kind and loveing

  4. bernice anderson says:

    R.I.P. my friend I will truly miss you. You will always and forever be in my heart

  5. Bernadette Ducasse says:

    RIP 🙏🏽❤️🕊

  6. Felicita Castro says:

    R.I.P Rafaela. May God comfort your family . You will always be remembered

  7. Norma McDonald says:

    Rafaela que descances en los brazos del Señor. Gracias por tu servicio en tu trabajo y a tu comunidad católica. R.I.P.

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