Raffaella “Rae” DeFillippis
Raffaella “Rae” (nee Russomanno) DeFillippis of Nutley, NJ, formerly of Newark, NJ passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be at the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Avenue on Friday, December 13 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be conducted on Saturday, December 14 at 8:45 a.m. There will be a Funeral Mass celebrated at St. Lucy’s Church, Newark at 10:00 a.m. The interment will be at Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield.
Rae was born in Newark where she resided until moving to Nutley. She was a employed by Consortium Companies, Edison, and previously was employed by Columbus Hospital, Newark for many years in the Admitting Department.
She is survived by her beloved daughters Maria DeFilippis and Denise DeFillippis; and her longtime companion Billy Scheland. She is also survived by her dear sisters-in-law and her many loving nieces and nephews.
Rae is predeceased by her former husband Thomas (Pee Wee) DePhillips,her parents Gerard Russomanno and Angelina (nee Miele) Russomanno, her brothers Rocco (Chubby) Russomanno, Gerard (Happy) Russomanno, Johnny (Babe) Russomanno, and her sister Michele Russomanno-Cohen.
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