Madeline A. (Raffa) Brillon

Madeline A. (Raffa) Brillon, 91, of Rochester, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the New Bedford Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late E. George Brillon.

Born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Nunzio and Nunziatta (Ferreira) Raffa, she had resided in Fairhaven for over 50 years before moving to Rochester.

Mrs. Brillon enjoyed playing piano and the time shared with her loving family, especially Sunday dinners at home.

Her family includes a son, Ted Brillon and his wife Brenda of Rochester; a daughter, Nancy Santos and her husband Stephen of Aiken, SC; four grandchildren, Shauna Cotton of Obion, TN, Nicole Enos and Sarah Horta of Rochester and Lauren Allain of Fairhaven; two sisters, Mary Caputo of New Bedford and Matilda “Tillie” Catterall of New Bedford and FL; two brothers, Tillo Raffa of New Bedford and Tony Raffa of Providence; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Celia Cox, Grace O’Melia, Genny Riccardi and Felix, John and Vincent Raffa.

Her Funeral Mass will be held on April 7, 2014 at 9AM at St. Mary’s Church, Main St., Fairhaven. Visiting hours will be held on April 6, 2014 from 2-5PM at the Rock Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Please wear something blue in Madeline’s memory.

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