PARAMUS, N.J. -- Raffaele Gaetano Castelli, of Paramus, died Saturday, Nov. 26. He was 82.
He and his wife Giuseppina migrated to the United States in February 1971, along with their three children, settling in Jersey City. Before retiring, Castelli was self-employed. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Visitation R.C. Church in Paramus.
He is survived by his wife, Giuseppa "Giuseppina" Castelli (nee Cardiello-Piacentino); children, Maria Adamo and her husband James, Giuseppe "Joe" Castelli and his wife Nancy and Antonio Castelli and his wife Roxann; grandchildren, James and his wife Lissenia, Christina, Anthony, Giana, Nicolas and Marc; and brother, Geraldo Castelli.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 113 S. Farview Ave., Paramus. There will be a funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Vander Plaat Memorial Home, followed by a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Visitation R.C. Church, 234 N. Farview Ave., Paramus. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to St Jude's Childrens Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, TN 38105.