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Oreste “Ernie” DiRaffaele

December 23, 1924 ~ February 19, 2020 (age 95)

Obituary

Oreste E DiRaffaele - 95 -“Ernie” formally from Bath Ave.Brooklyn, long time resident of Saint James New York passed away February 19, 2020. 
Loving husband to the late Flora C DiRaffaele. Loving Father to Salvatore, Philip, Christopher and fiancé Phyllis Riccobono, Stephen and his wife Joanne. Cherished grandfather to Philip, Isabella and Antonio. 
A World War II veteran,  Purple Heart and bronze star recipient who  fought in the battle of the bulge. Dedicated Member of the St. James VFW. Long time postman for the town of Saint James  for 30 years. Greatly enjoyed his hobby of homing pigeon racing, and ring announcer for the Daily News golden gloves amateur boxing for nearly 30 years

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
February 23, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
St James Funeral Home, Inc
829 Middle Country Rd
St James, NY 11780

Visitation
Sunday
February 23, 2020

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
St James Funeral Home, Inc
829 Middle Country Rd
St James, NY 11780

Funeral Mass
Monday
February 24, 2020

10:00 AM
Sts. Philip & James RC Church
454 N. Country Rd.
St. James, NY 11780

Interment with Military Honors
Monday
February 24, 2020

Long Island National Cemetery
Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735

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