March 27, 1927 – June 20, 2019
Rachel Alleva, age 92, of the Fairways section of Lakewood, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Born in the Bronx, New York, she lived there for many years before moving to Crestwood, NY where she lived for 25 years before settling at the Fairways in Lakewood in 2006. Rachel had a passion for ballroom dancing.
Rachel had worked for 25 years as an administrative assistant at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York before her retirement several years ago.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Raymond Paul Alleva in 2014 and by her 11 brothers and sisters including her twin brother, Arnold Russo.
Rachel is survived by two daughters; Janis Shaw and her husband, Kevin and Christine Lewis and her husband, Adron, a grand-son, Kyle Shaw, a grand-daughter, Chelsea Rae Lewis, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, N.J. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the conclusion of the visitation on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
- Memorial Visitation Sunday, June 30, 2019
- Memorial Service Sunday, June 30, 2019
June 29, 2019
I always think of my aunt Rae as youthful, happy, full of energy and fun. She could also get firm and clear when we kids (there were a lot of us) did something she didn’t like. I loved her dearly and will always remember her fondly .
I am so sorry for your loss cousins and was happy to see that she died peacefully at home thanks to your love.
I’m sorry I can’t be at her memorial.
Sending lots of love and hugs,