Raffaela Aversa

Passed away on 12 October, 2021

Raffaela Conte Aversa, longtime resident of Monroe, CT, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2021 with her loving family by her side.

Raffaela was born in Minturno, Latina, Italy to Teresa Orgera and Antonio Conte. While Raffaela was her given name, she was Lina to everyone who knew her, Lili to her family and Bella to many friends. She was a former Banquet Manager at Oronoque Country Club in Stratford, CT. For many years she was a Spiritual Healer at The Angel Store in Monroe, CT. Her passion was helping people through encouragement and care. Her prescription was laughter, love and confidence. She uncovered your strength so you could be your best person living life to the fullest. Lina loved to garden and tend to her flowers. She loved to cook. She fed the body and soul of her family and friends. Lina volunteered at soup kitchens and brought food and clothing directly to the hungry and homeless on the streets. She helped many secure employment through her many connections.

Lina's red lipstick smile lit up the room. Once you met Lina, you could never forget her. Lina's motto was 'Life is Good'. She believed this with all of her heart. Nothing got her down. She will be remembered for lifting people up. Touching each and every person she encountered. Lina shared her life experience in her book Through My Eyes She Saw. Her true life story of growing up in Italy caring for her blind grandmother calls on each of us to embrace our individual special gifts and utilize them to succeed in life. Lina taught people to see happiness and be happy in every circumstance. Lina would say, "Do you want to be happy or do you want to be right? Be Happy!"

She stayed close to her roots by being a member of the Women's Auxiliary Minturnese Club in Stamford, CT. She could be found every year stomping grapes at the annual Wine Tasting event held at the Italian Center of Stamford.

While Raffaela loved everyone, her life revolved around her beautiful children and only grandson, Michael. Raffaela enjoyed meeting him at the school bus stop and feeding him like only an Italian grandma can do! Lina had a huge impact on the lives of the people she coached. Lina will be missed and celebrated by the many she touched. She will eternally watch out for us all from above being a faithful servant of the Lord. Her wings are lined with gold and she is sparkling among the angels. Life is good. Eternal life is good.

Lina is survived by her husband, Armando Aversa, Sr., her three children, Joseph Aversa and his wife Kelly O'Krepkie-Aversa, Patricia Aversa and Armando Aversa, Jr., her grandson, Michael Aversa. Lina is also survived by her siblings, Maria Conte of Minturno, Italy, Salvatore Conte and Silvana Orsaia both of Stamford, CT, many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lina is predeceased by her parents, Antonio and Teresa Conte and her sister, Filomena Romano.

Funeral Services will be privately held. Memorial gathering to be celebrated at a later date.


  • Funeral Services Will Be Privately Held


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Russ Greenberg

24 October 2021

May Lina RIP! Many great memories, my sincere condolences to Joe and the Aversa family! 🙏❤️

Sondra Stern

18 October 2021

Our neighbor Lina certainly was a special person. We got to know each other when she helped serve for my catering business. We had such fun and many laughs! We were so lucky to have her help out tending to my German in-laws who also fell in love with her. My mother-in-law, who didn’t like anyone, loved her and her red lipstick that she thought was too bold but…”Only Lina could pull it off, because she is so beautiful “ Yes…inside and out!

Silvana Manserra family

18 October 2021

My aunt was so beautiful we were so excited when she would visit us in Canada and go to her favorite Paloma on st Clair that smile would light up a room we will miss you beautiful zia R.I.P. in heaven love you

Patricia Aversa

18 October 2021

Mom and her grandson Michael always playing around. She loved him so much

Tracy Reinhardt

18 October 2021

I worked with your beautiful mother for several years at Oronoque Country Club….My God all the laughs and fun we had together! We became instant friends.

Everything you said about her was the absolute truth….she was amazing!

My most heartfelt condolences and prayers to your family and the many friends Lina had.

I’m sure gonna miss her 😢❤️🙏

Patricia Aversa

18 October 2021

Lucille DEramo

16 October 2021

Remembering your Mom, A warm, caring,loving lady. May you all be comforted by the Lord,s loving touch. Fondly, Mrs. DEramo

Carolyn Hiller

14 October 2021

There are some people in life who teach you how to live and Lina was one those special people. We need to remember all of her wisdom and apply it in our daily lives. Not to be sad or mad, just be joyful and appreciative as she would have wanted. Now she is an angel watching over all of us.
Wishing you all wonderful, heartfelt memories of her.

From the Family
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