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1942 Rafaela 2020

Rafaela Hortencia Ducasse

October 27, 1942 — July 22, 2020

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 BURIAL: Thursday, July 30, 2020 (IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MASS) St. Raymond Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465 OBITUARY: 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



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



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



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