– Raphael Edna Panico, born January 8, 1935, passed away at
Evergreen Commons Nursing Home on August 15, 2020 after a short
Raphael was predeceased by her parents, Madeline and Dominick Panico;
a sister, Mary Louise Derocher; and a brother, Dr. Victor Panico.
Raphael is survived by her sister, Frances Panico of Ogdensburg;
nieces and nephews; John and Cheryl Derocher, Madeline Cavanagh,
Brenda and Danny Wheeler , James Derocher, Evelyn Derocher, Karen
Panico and Martin Gibb; Greg Panico, Elise Mattice, Elizabeth and
Michael Bouchard, and David and Rachael Mattice.
Rae never forgot to send a birthday card every year to all her
nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Each newborn received
a hand crocheted blanket made lovingly by Rae.
She enjoyed crocheting, attending dinners and bingo at the Senior
Center, shopping, visiting with friends and singing with St.
Patrick’s Church Choir. Raphael was also a volunteer at St.
Patrick’s Thrift Shop.
Raphael treasured her many friends who were so kind to her. Special
thank you to Choir Director, John Vasto. Fr. Scott VanDerveer and
cousins Peter and Sally Foronda, who took such loving care of
Raphael’s Funeral Mass will be held 10 AM on Wednesday, August 19th
at the Church of St. Patrick, Ravena with attendance limited to 60
people. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.
Contributions in memory of Raphael to
The Church of St. Patrick, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143,
Senior Projects of Ravena, 9 Bruno Blvd., Ravena, NY 12143
Ravena Rescue Squad, PO Box 144, Ravena, NY 12143 would be