Raffaele Pulitano

Raffaele Pulitano, 89, passed away peacefully on June 12th at his home in the Bronx, NY. He was born in Carolei, Italy where he met his bride of 65 years Nicolanna Maria Pulitano. Raffaele served in the Italian army when they were together but their courtship didn’t end there. He loved to play the accordion and Maria helped to buy him his own while he served.


Raffaele and Maria owned a pizzeria in the Bronx for 35 years, named after their oldest daughter Gloria. They raised four children Gloria, Ottorino, Maura and Marilena and were blessed with eight grandchildren, Sandro, Adriano, Stefania, Nicolanna, Marisa, Eliana, Joseph and Raffaele, and one great granddaughter Stella. Raffaele was truly loved and will be missed deeply.

Viewing will be held Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 2:00 - 5:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. in Farenga Bros. Funeral Home, 920 Allerton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10:00 A.M. in St. Clare of Assisi Church, Bronx, NY 

Entombment will follow in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, NY