RAFFA, Suzanne of Boston formerly of Cohasset and Braintree passed away after a long illness September 17, 2017 at the age of 58. Beloved daughter of the late Francis and Marilyn (Ryle) Raffa. Loving mother of Nicholas Lieberman of NH and Cassandra Lieberman of Cohasset. Devoted sister of Joanne McNulty of Quincy, Maria McLarey of Scituate, Guy Raffa of Marshfield, John Raffa of Braintree, Jeanne McHugh of Medway and Janet Cugini of Quincy. Also survived by 16 nieces and nephews. Suzanne was born in Boston, grew up in Braintree and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Weymouth. She went on to graduate from Bridgewater State College, with a degree in Social Work. In 1987 she founded REACH Inc a nonprofit organization that provides residential and meaningful day and employment opportunities to individuals with developmental disabilities. Under her leadership REACH has grown to provide so many people the opportunity to live and work with dignity and independence. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend memorial visiting hours Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in the Cartwright-Venuti Funeral Home, 845 Washington St., Braintree, MA 01284 as well as a Funeral Mass Saturday at 10:00 AM in Sacred Heart Church, Weymouth Landing followed by a committal service in Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, MA. In lieu of flowers donation may be made in her name to Reach, Inc., 20 Middle Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.
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