Raffaela Grimaldi

Raffaela Grimaldi (Cristofaro)

Monday, November 6th, 1933 - Tuesday, October 13th, 2020
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Raffaela (Cristofaro) Grimaldi, 86 years of age, of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Cherished daughter of the late Sosio and Maria Teresa (Cimino) Cristofaro. Beloved wife of Giovanni Grimaldi. Loving mother of John Grimaldi and his wife April, Francesca Grimaldi, Sosio Grimaldi and his wife Maria, Maria Teresa Andrade and Anna Regnetta and her husband Christopher. Adored grandmother of Johna Michelle Grimaldi, Scot Dennis Harris, Jonathan Michael Harris, Giana Maria Grimaldi, Joseph Antonio Andrade, Stephanie Angelina Grimaldi, Gianni Sosio Grimaldi, Ashli Christina Grimaldi, Ariana Raffaela Regnetta, Christopher John Regnetta Jr. and Giovanni Nicholas Grimaldi. Cherished great-grandmother of Leanne, Scot, Cambria and Jonathan Harris Jr. Caring sister of Flora Del Prete, Antonietta Chioccarelli, Pasquale Cristofaro, Simione Cristofaro, Joseph Cristofaro and the late Elenor Giuliano. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor Raffaela’s life by gathering in Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach Street, REVERE on Thursday, October 15th from 4PM to 8PM. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Funeral Mass will be private. At the family’s request, please OMIT flowers. Donations may be made in Raffaela’s memory to the Joslin Diabetes Center by visiting

In accordance with State and Federal CDC guidelines, all visitors to the funeral home must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing. In addition to signing the guestbook for the family, you will also need to print your name and telephone number for contact tracing purposes.
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    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, October 15th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Beechwood Funeral Home
    262 Beach Street
    REVERE, MA 02151
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    In accordance with State and Federal guidelines, all visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing. There will also be a contact tracing log that you will need to print your name and leave a telephone number.


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Ralph R Tella

Posted at 07:18pm
So sorry for immense loss ! My condolences to the Grimaldi Family. May God Bless RIP

Patricia Giarle Powers

Posted at 03:03am
Grimaldi Family, I only met your Mom once and was so impressed on what a lovel y Mom she was. Barry talked about her cooking. You can tell how good she was by the respectful wonderful children she raised. I am so sorry for your loss, How lucky you were to have her. My deepest sympathies.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all
Patti Powers

John Risti

Posted at 10:35pm
John, Franny, Sosio, Matree, Anna, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother.
Her kindness and always smiling face I shall remember and forever carry with me...
Johnny Risti...

Michelle M Paoletta Posted at 08:14am

Dear Fran, I was saddened having learned of your Great Loss! Your Mom was such a beautiful woman. I'll always remember her stopping me to share a kind word & handing me some fruit in front of ur house on, Lubec street. 😊 May She RIP in God's vast Kingdom along w/ur Dad.. I'll Never forget him play'n his accordion during the summer months & more.. Love & Prayers, Michelle Paoletta.

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