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Died: Sat., Dec. 3, 2016


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Dec. 08, 2016
Location: Celentano Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Dec. 09, 2016
Location: St. Bernadette's Church

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Raffaela “Rae” DeLucia Tramontano, 77, of New Haven, passed away December 3, 2016. She was the widow of Richard C. Tramontano Sr. Rae was born in New Haven Sept. 1, 1939, daughter of the late Gennaro “Jerry” and Felicia Brignola DeLucia. Rae served the City of New Haven for over 30 years as both Registrar and Deputy Registrar of Voters. Due to her vast knowledge in her field, she was consulted for creating legislation regarding voter rights and election procedures nationwide. She served as president of ROVAC, Registrar of Voters Association. She also served the Republican Party in many capacities as a member of Ward Committee, to Vice Chairman, Town Chairman and State Central Committee Woman. She represented the party as a delegate to city, state and congressional conventions. She also served as a delegate to the national convention to elect President George W. Bush. She was the beloved mother of Marie (Shawn) Rigoulot, Joseph (Sherryl) Tramontano, Richard Tramontano Jr. and Jerry Tramontano; sister of Geraldine (John) Petrulis;  Grandmother of Joseph, Richard III and Michael Tramontano, Caylee Furtak, Shawn & Ethan Rigoulot. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

  Funeral from The Celentano Funeral Home, 424 Elm St. (cor. Dwight) New Haven Friday morning at 9:15. Mass in St. Bernadette’s Church, 385 Townsend Ave. at 10:00. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 to 8 pm. Interment in St. Lawrence Cemetery

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Peter Gostin
   Posted Wed December 07, 2016

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Members of ROVAC.

For Our Dear Friend and Colleague, Deepest Sympathies - Registrars of Voters Assn of CT

Sally Brown
   Posted Wed December 07, 2016
Rae, thank you for your patience and support over the years. It was certainly a pleasure working with you.
May you get the rest you deserve and have eternal peace.

Richard Tramontano
   Posted Wed December 07, 2016
Thank you for being the best grandparent someone can ask and thank you for all the love and support you have given to me and everyone around you. Rest in love grandma.

dolly hambrick
   Posted Wed December 07, 2016
Gerri we are so sorry to hear of your loss we know it will be so hard for you to not have your sister, I pray that God will put his loving arms around you an comfort you with His love an peace all our love an prayers are with you in your time of need.from your church Mt Herman Baptist church we are praying for your safe trip. love ya Love In Christ,Dolly An David Hambrick, an Margaret Broyles

Art & Pam Tramontano
   Posted Thu December 08, 2016
With heavy hearts we say farewell to our Auntie Rae.Loved more than words could ever say, May GOD hold her in his embrace forever!We will miss you allways

Connie Bennett
   Posted Thu December 08, 2016
Rae, I know you are in Heaven. You were a loving cousin. We could talk about anything together. I miss you and will always remember how kind you were and and how you loved your children, grandchildren, friends and more. Thank you for blessing my life.

Alberta Davis
   Posted Thu December 08, 2016
Tramontano Family,
My deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved Rae. She was wonderful to all who knew her. Times spent with her at 200 Orange Street and outside of work were always loving and fun! She is not gone, she will always be by your side!
With love and prayers.
Alberta Davis
CNH Retiree

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