Raffaella Conforti

Raffaella Conforti (Ziccarelli)

Sunday, November 10th, 1935 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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Raffaella Conforti, 84 years old, resident of Kenosha, WI passed away Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 at Hospice House following a loving visit from her children.

Raffaella was born on November 10th, 1935 in Marano Principato, Providence of Cosenza Italy to the late Serafino and Orsola Ziccarelli. In 1952, Raffaella married Gabriele Conforti in Italy and shared 67 wonderful years of marriage together.

On September 4th, 1961, Raffaella immigrated to the United States to meet her husband, Gabriele, to start a new chapter in life together in Kenosha, WI. Together, they raised their children with love and taught them the true meaning of courage, work ethic, determination, commitment, and respect.

Raffaella was a strong person who worked hard her whole life. Her true passion in life was to spend time with her family and focus on what made them happy. She dedicated much of her time to growing a garden of fruitful vegetables that truly took on a labor of love for her and Gabriele. Between cleaning, cooking, and canning, Raffaella spent much of her time at home in the kitchen. She enjoyed cooking as a way of sharing her love with those around her table. Her family would say her arancinis (Italian rice balls) were world-famous. She enjoyed staying connected to her homeland Italy via the RAI channel. Above all, Raffaella was a nurturer and made certain that she took great care of her husband, children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Gabriele, her son, Fernando (Elizabeth) Conforti, and daughters Diane (Mark) Andreoli and Rose (Mike) Capodarco; and her three grandchildren, Caroline, Luca and Marco Conforti. She is further survived by her brothers, Antonio (Mirella) Ziccarelli, and Pasquale (Annunziata) Ziccarelli, her sister-in-law Grazia Guido, and many nieces and nephews. Raffaella will be dearly missed by many other family members and friends.

In addition to her parents, Raffaella was preceded in death by her brother-in-law Cesare Guido and her loving son, Frank Conforti. The heavenly reunion of mother and son brings incredible comfort to her family at this time.

Due to current health concerns and regulations, funeral services and entombment will be held privately on Wednesday, April 15th at Proko Funeral Home and All Saints Mausoleum, Pleasant Prairie, WI. To live stream Raffaella's service please copy and paste into your web browser at 12:00 Noon. The family will have a mass and celebration of her life at a later date where family and friends can come together more freely in her memory. Please join us now in signing Raffaella’s online memorial book. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the American Heart Assocation in her memory.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111 60th St. 262 654 3533
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    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020 |
    Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
    All Saints Mausoleum
    3300 Springbrook Road
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Carolyn Halbur, Anna Boatman, and Kari Hayver

Posted at 01:36pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. With love,
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Orsola M Ziccarelli

Posted at 12:10pm
Revelations 21:4 - 'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain.'
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Famiglia Pasquale & Antonio Ziccarelli

Posted at 11:00pm
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Orsola Ziccarelli Posted at 10:23am

The planting of this tree for Raffaella Conforti nee Ziccarelli, is a memorial dedicated by her brothers, Pasquale and Antonio, together with their Spouses, Children, and Grandchildren, as a homage to her “Joie de Vivre”, her passion, dedication, and love for her family. And as its roots grow and strengthen, it represents her desire to perpetuate her great strength, love, courage, and moral values to those that follow her, as she perpetuated those same priceless principles, traits, and attributes instilled by her ancestors. Furthermore, it is their hopes and desire that this tree serve as a memorial and reminder of this great love and contributions for all to remember and reflect upon ad infinitum.

Kathleen Romanak

Posted at 12:12pm
She was such a nice Lady, I enjoyed talking with her when I used to go pick up the kids, She was always so nice to me,
She was a loving Mother , I respected her so much, you all have my deepest sympathy,, Love to all

Kuldeep Gupta

Posted at 10:08pm
May the departed soul rest in peace.
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