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Obituary for Carmelo (Carl) Rafala

Carmelo (Carl) Rafala, 87, passed away on July 4th at the VNA Hospice Facility in Vero Beach FL.

He was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Rose Rafala and his sister Maryann Cartelli. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Helen Lastrina Rafala. He leaves many nieces, nephews and sisters in law Sandy Kmietek & Angie Deegan. He was born on January 22nd, 1930, in Middletown, CT.

For many years Carl ran the family business, the popular and well known Rafala's Grill and Restaurant. His retirement brought him and Helen to the Florida Keys where they enjoyed 12 years and then to Fort Pierce, FL. where he last resided. He was a big presence in the lives of many, much loved and will be greatly missed.

Arrangements for a service will be announced at the family's convenience. Donations may be made in his name to The American Cancer Society.


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