Rose Raccuia "Dancing Queen"

September 6, 1923September 4, 2012

Rose Raccuia, 88, passed away on September 4, 2012 at Martin Nursing and Restorative Care in Stuart, Florida. Born in West Haven, Connecticut, she had been a resident of Hamden, CT for forty-two years before relocating to the Stuart area one year ago. Rose was a homemaker and of Catholic faith. Rose is survived by her husband, Bernard Raccuia of Hamden, Connecticut; daughter, Dolores Ciccone, and her husband, Gerald of Stuart, Florida; son, Richard DeMatties and his wife, Donna of Hamden, Connecticut; step-son, Raymond Raccuia of Arizona; step-son, Bernard Raccuia of Hamden, Connecticut; Paul Raccuia of Stratford, Connecticut; brother, Robert Frandy of Hamden, Connecticut; brother, William Frandy of East Haven, Connecticut; grandchildren, Ricky, Gia, Russell, Nico and Mareysa, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband of twenty years, Russell DeMatties, brother, Louis Frandy and sister, Dolores Mavrides. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:30 AM at Fernhill Memorial Gardens in Stuart, Florida. Please visit Rose’s online guestbook at All arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, Florida.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 8, 2012

Rose Raccuia "Dancing Queen"

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October 5, 2012

My Rosala I know who is smiling down on me has always made me smile and her 57 years of love and memories I will cherish forever I was truly blessed to have an Aunt like her and the love we had for each other will be missed but never forgotten & I will forever hear that wonderful laugh"love you more"your neice DebiDoll xoxo

Gia Ciccone

October 1, 2012


I know it's taken me quite a while to write, but I guess the fact that you've really passed away hasn't fully hit me yet. I've cried my fair share of tears, sure; but I still feel like the next time I go home to visit Mom & Dad, you will be there at the nursing home greeting me with a big smile and a very loud "GIAAAAAA!" It always made me really happy to hear that... even if 10 seconds later you were nagging at me because I wasn't already engaged to be married (or at the very least have a longterm boyfriend). Even though I'm only 22, you seemed to think that my biological clock was ticking furiously.

I've been watching videos and looking at pictures a lot lately... all of you. Your rendition of "White Christmas" sometimes echoes in my head. Even though you were severely off key, I appreciated it (so long as it wasn't used as an alarm clock to wake me up for school!). I appreciated every song, every dance, every laugh.

They're all memories now, stored in this big old head of mine. Memories that I am going to hang onto for the rest of my life. Memories I'm going to share with my kids & my grandkids. It will all start with, "you know I had this crazy grandmother named Rosie whom I loved very much..." and will end with lots of laughter & smiles.

You made me love you.
Only... I did want to do it.
I DID want to do it!
And all the while you knew it.
I guess you always knew it.
You know you made me love you.

Love & miss you always,
Gia - Your "Good Geel"

PS - Say hi to Grandma Velma for me & give her a huge hug. I'm sure the two of you will have a lot to catch up on.


September 23, 2012

Hi Mom,

Thinking of you as I do everyday. I miss you soooo much!!!! I still cant believe your not here with me. I know youre in Heaven watching over me. Your love will live forever in my heart. Love you so much,

Your Daughta, Dolores xxxxxooooo

September 18, 2012

Sorry for your loss hope that you are able to find confort in the bible

Frank and Debbie Lucibella

September 12, 2012

Ricky, Delores and extended family. I too sit here with grand memories of Rosie....always a smile on her face. It was evident that she was proud of all of you and that she loved the family getting togethers. She was such a "ham' in front of the camera and on the dance floor - lol. She is resting peacefully tonight up in heaven -- giving orders to grill her another hot dog and to crank up the music. She will be missed... God Bless You Rosie

September 10, 2012

My thoughts and prayers go out to Rick and Delores. Rick your mom was one of the sweetest woman I've had the pleasure to know. She will always be in my thoughts. Al Corso

Mark & Nanette Vece

September 10, 2012

Rick Sorry for your loss

Deborah Corso

September 8, 2012

Dear family members of Rosie,

I don't know how to start, it's hard, of all the memories that you have in your head. When you're a kid you'd think you wouldn't lose anybody you love. Rosie always made me laugh. I loved her so much shes like a mother to me since I've known her. She was a gem to me and will always win my heart. May she rest in peace.

Love Deb

September 8, 2012

To the Family & Friends of Rose Raccuia

The date of birth and the date of death are always spoke of when a loved one passes. But I like to look at the little dash between the numbers. That little dash represents a persons whole life. From start to finish. That little dash said so much about Rose. First and foremost her children Ricky & Deloris who where her pride and joy. The little dash represents her marrage to Bernard and their life together. The little dash represents her grandchilden and great grandchildren. The family that Rose grew up with. Mother, Father, Siblings, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends, Neighbors and extended family members. All the people in her life. The little dash represents her church, her fun activities, places and things that she loved so much!

So in closing think of Rosey's little dash and how how much that little dash effected you! Peace to all.....

Lorraine & Family

Karen & John Kasperzyk

September 8, 2012

Our deepest sympathies go out to Ricky and his family on the loss of his Mom. We are thinking of you all and saying prayers for you and your Mom.