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Robert E. Evans Funeral Home

16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD

OBITUARY

Robert Joseph Raffaele, Captain, U. S. Navy (Retired)

February 9, 1931September 21, 2019
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Captain Robert Joseph Raffaele, U. S. Navy (Retired) of Glenn Dale, Maryland passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Husband of Norma S. Raffaele; father of Donna M. Raffaele (Donald L. Arnold), Susan R. McHenry (Geoffrey S.), Robert J. Raffaele, Jr.; brother of the late Edward F. Raffaele; grandfather of Christopher L., Nicholas A. and Emily E. Arnold, Jessica G., Matthew S. and Julianne M. McHenry; step-grandfather of Matthew, Nathan and Ryan Arnold. Also survived by five step-great grandchildren. Family will receive friends at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, Maryland 4 to 6 pm and 7 to 9 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Ascension Catholic Church 12700 Lanham Severn Road, Bowie, MD 20720. Graveside Service and Interment with full military honors will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Class of '53 Plaza Maintenance Fund, c/o the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Athletic Association, 566 Brownson Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21402 or the Myeloma Research Foundation-Help find a cure today at www.myeloma.org/research/foundation.

Services

28 January

Graveside Service and Military Honors at a later date

12:45 am

Fort Myer Old Post Chapel/Arlington National Cemetery

204 Lee Avenue
Fort Myer, VA 22211

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, September 27, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 28, 2019

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Robert Joseph Raffaele, Captain, U. S. Navy (Retired)

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Bob & Ann Brown

September 27, 2019

Norma,
It’ been a long time. Sorry we lost touch. So sorry to hear about “Rafe”. Long time since the Hickox days, and even APL.
Will keep you in our prayers.
Bob & Ann Brown

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Biography

Captain Robert Joseph Raffaele, U. S. Navy (Retired) of Glenn Dale, Maryland passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Husband of Norma S. Raffaele; father of Donna M. Raffaele (Donald L. Arnold), Susan R. McHenry (Geoffrey S.), Robert J. Raffaele, Jr.; brother of the late Edward F. Raffaele; grandfather of Christopher L., Nicholas A. and Emily E. Arnold, Jessica G., Matthew S. and Julianne M. McHenry; step-grandfather of Matthew, Nathan and Ryan Arnold. Also survived by five step-great grandchildren. Family will receive friends at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, 16000 Annapolis Road, Bowie, Maryland 4 to 6 pm and 7 to 9 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Ascension Catholic Church 12700 Lanham Severn Road, Bowie, MD 20720. Graveside Service and Interment with full military honors will take place at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Class of '53 Plaza Maintenance Fund, c/o the United States Naval Academy (USNA) Athletic Association, 566 Brownson Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21402 or the Myeloma Research Foundation-Help find a cure today at www.myeloma.org/research/foundation.