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    2014 -04-28 Worcester Firefighter Steven C. Raffa Retired

    Steven C. Raffa, 57, a retired Worcester Firefighter, passed away Monday, April 28th 2014 with family by his side after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
    Steven was born in Worcester , one of three sons of the late, Philip P. Raffa. He grew up on Benedict Road, graduated from North High School class of 1973. Steve then attended Worcester Industrial Technical Institute and earned his degree from Wentworth College. He has lived in Worcester all his life.
    In 1987, Steven was appointed to the Worcester Fire Department as a firefighter assigned to Engine 6 at the Brown Square Station. He later transferred to the prestigious Rescue Squad where he remained until retiring due to illness in 2011 serving the City of Worcester for over 24 years. He also taught fire classes part-time for the Massachusetts Fire Academy in Stow.
    Steve is survived by his wife Lynn (Bisceglia) Raffa; his children, Gianna Lynn and Joseph Philip Raffa; his mother, Isabel (Rana) Raffa; brothers, retired Worcester Firefighter, Frank P. Raffa and Philip P. Raffa; Neices, nephews, extended family and many friends.
    Steve was a member of Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, the International Brotherhood of Fire Fighters Union Local 1009. The Worcester Fire Relief, Honor and Color guard and the Worcester Fire Credit Union. A member of the Columbus Civic Association, United Way Ramp Gang, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Steve was very handy with his hands; He could fix most things and would not hesitate to help anyone who needed his help. He was a loving husband and father.
    Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours Wednesday, April 30th from 4 pm to 8 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL; 370 Plantation St. His funeral will be held Thursday, May 1st from the funeral home with a procession to Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, 24 Mulberry St where his Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts, 128 Providence St #5, Worcester, MA 01604
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