Angelina M (Venuto) RabuffettiNovember 26, 1928 ~ August 27, 2017 (age 88)
Angelina Rabuffetti, of Cohasset, formerly of Pembroke and Hyde Park, died on August 27th at her home in Cohasset at the age of 88. She was the wife of the late Francesco Rabuffetti. Daughter of Rosaria Paparazzo and Antonio Venuto of Olivadi Italy. Mother of Benedict Rabuffetti of Norwood, Rosario Rabuffetti and his wife Rosemarie of Kingston, Maria Williams and her husband Robert of Cohasset. Francesco Rabuffetti and his wife Dorothy of Halifax, Rose Rabuffetti of Cohasset, and the late Antonio Rabuffetti of Randolph and the lateJeannie Rabuffetti of Pembroke. She is survived not only by her immediate children but 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren whom she loved and cherished. She is also survived by her sister in-law Rose LaMarca of Pembroke and daughter in-law Fay Rabuffetti along with her two sisters Maria and Carmella who resided in Italy and many beloved nieces and nephews
In 1958, Angelina emigrated from Italy with her 3 young children where her husband waited for two years for his family to arrive. Due to a paperwork issue, they narrowly missed taking the Andrea Doria which ended up sinking. Together Frank and Angelina built a life for the betterment of their children and their future children.
Angelina found work as a skilled master seamstress and wound up utilizing that skill to craft handmade blankets for each and every grandchild and great grandchild. Angie had a secret formula for determining the gender of the next family member to be born, to this day she has predicted every one correctly.
The journey Frank and Angelina embarked represents the true embodiment of the American Dream. The risks and challenges they faced resulted in a new generation of close knit families based in America for generations to come.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Angelina during visiting hours on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 from 4-8 pm in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 160 So. Main St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at 10 am in St. Anthony Church, Cohasset. Interment Pembroke Center Cemetery, Pembroke, MA. If desired, donations to honor Angelina may be made to the American Heart Assoc., 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6 Waltham, MA 02451-8750