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Rafaela Lopez

October 24, 1929 ~ June 17, 2019 (age 89)

Obituary

Rafaela Lopez Vda Rojas, 89, murio el Lunes, 17 de Junio del 2019 en el Cedar View Nursing Home en Methuen, rodeada de su amada familia.
Nacio en la comunidad de Sabana Grande de Hostos, Provincia Duarte, República Dominicana.
Sus padres fueron Ventura López y Natividad de León (ya fallecidos). Era la tercera de 11 hijos de los cuales aún 7 viven.
Rafaela tuvo 3 hijos: Yolanda, José y Delsy, de los cuales sobreviven las dos hijas.
Vivió la mayor parte de su vida en la comunidad de los Cachones de Castillo, provincia Duarte junto a su esposo Fernando Rojas: el gran amor de su vida. Estuvo al lado de Fernando en las buenas y en las malas. Cuando él enfermó, se convirtió en su ayudante principal y enfermera de cabecera hasta su último momento en 1983.
Servía en varios ministerios de la Iglesia Católica Romana: Miembro de la orden de los Franciscanos, Catequista, Ministra de Comunión, Cursillista, del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Movimiento Familiar Cristiano y cursillos prematrimoniales por nombrar algunos.
Su familia inmediata: 2 hijas, su yerno, 8 nietos, 13 biznietos y 2 tataranietas, la recuerda con amor. Rafaela, a diario nos recordaba cuánto nos amaba.

 

Rafaela Lopez – Rojas , 89, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Cedar View Nursing Home in Methuen, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in the community of Sabana Grande de Hostos, Duarte Province, Dominican Republic.
Her parents (both deceased) were Ventura Lopez and Natividad de Leon. She was the third of 11 children, seven of which are still alive.
Rafaela had three children: Yolanda, Jose and Delsy. Her two daughters are still alive.
She lived most of her life in the community of Cachones de Castillo, Duarte Province with her husband Fernando Rojas; her great love. They were together through good times and bad. She became his bedside nurse through his illness until the end of his days in 1983.
She held service in numerous Roman Catholic ministries. She worked with the Franciscans, Catechists, Communion Minister, Trainees, Sacred Heart, Christian Family Movement and Pre-marital courses among others.
The immediate family comprised of 2 daughters, a son-in-law, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren remember Rafaela with great love as she daily reminded everyone how much she loved us.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
June 23, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Farrah Funeral Home
133 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

Funeral Service
Monday
June 24, 2019

9:00 AM
Farrah Funeral Home
133 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

Funeral Mass
Monday
June 24, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Church
300 Haverhill Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

Committal
Monday
June 24, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery & Chapel Mausoleum
29 Barker Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

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