In Memory of Madeline Raucci(1946 - 2016)

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Name
Madeline Raucci
Spouse
John Raucci
Children
JoChris, David, Gideon
Birth Date
December 11, 1946
Ascension Date
April 21, 2016  
Our much beloved sister, Madeline Raucci, ascended to the spirit world on Thursday, April 21, at her home in Germantown, NY surrounded by her loving family, after a brave battle with cancer. Madeline has been a very involved member of the Barrytown community, and her many friends and family have both encouraged her and received her love and encouragement during these past trying months. She is survived by her husband John and her sons, JoChris, David and Gideon.

Let us join together to support Madeline's family during this important and special time, and offer our prayers for her victorious transition to a glorious new life in the spiritual world.

Following is a short biography from her husband John, and the Seonghwa information from Pastor Gavin Hamnett.

Sincerely,

​​​​Dr. Ki Hoon Kim
Continental Director

​​​​Dr. Michael Balcomb
President

Madeline was born on December 11 in New Bedford, MA, as the 7th of 11 children in a Portuguese Catholic family.  She loved the Drum and Bugle Corps since taking it up in Junior High and onward.  Later, she moved to New York and worked as a secretary for ITT.  She also loved beading as a hobby.

Soon after moving to New York, she joined the Unification Church.  At first, she worked in New York City at the 43rd St. Center. Then she went on fund raising teams in the West.  She later joined her husband at the Unification Theological Seminary, where she worked as a secretary in one of the businesses, and was also part of the Seminary staff.  Over the years, she participated in many special projects such as MEPI in Israel and pilgrimages and other events in Korea. Madeline was also very involved in outreach to Christian Churches and ministers, especially in the Hudson Valley area in New York.She is the mother of three fine sons – JoChris, David and Gideon. She and her husband John have been married for 33 years. She was, is, and always will be a bright light in this world of ours.

Seonghwa Ceremony

Madeline’s Seonghwa will take place on Monday, April 25, at 10 a.m. at the:

Burnett and White Funeral Home

7641 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY

The Viewing will take place at the funeral home on Sunday, April 24 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Won Jeon Ceremony will take place at the Red Church Cemetery in Tivoli, NY after the Seonghwa, followed by a reception at the Formby’s home, 69 Montgomery St, Tivoli, NY.

Flowers and Donations

Flowers can be ordered from Dijk Flowers at 845-339-0980.

There will be a basket at the Funeral Home for donations to help the family.

Donations can also be sent to John Raucci, 1755 Rt 9 Apt 2, Germantown, NY 12526;

or made by Paypal using John’s e-mail – ideal@valstar.net.

Testimonies

If you would like to offer a testimony at the Seonghwa in person or in writing, please write to Pastor Gavin at GHamnett@gmail.com

Seonghwa Ceremony

Time
10:00 AM (EST)
Date
April 25, 2016
Location
Burnett and White Funeral Home - 7641 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY
Viewing
The Viewing will take place at the funeral home on Sunday, April 24 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Comments (11)

  • Zodji Augustin

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    May the Heavenly Parent and Our Beloved True Parent guide her path to the eternel World

    Augustin Zodji
    From Pointe Noire
    Congo Brazzaville

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  • Mrs. C. Nakai

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    What a sweet heart Madeline was! always smiling, very caring individual. And kind! Well done Madeline!
    R.I.P.!

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  • Luz Maria

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    Lord knows that you were a kind soul filled with subtle humor and a heart of gold. God bless you on your journey.

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  • Sydelle V. Enyeart

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    Wishing Madeline all the best in the spirit world. Prayers for John and the boys. She is a wonderful sister.

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  • Lorna Galvan

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    Wishing many blessings to you, dearest Madeline. We all love you. We’ll miss you, but are so grateful you’ll be with God and TF. Just saw you were from New Bedford! What a beautiful location, nearby where we spent many summers as children (in Martha’s Vineyard). Our love to John and your sons, ITN, Lorna and Esteban Galvan

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  • Dennis and Melanie Taylor

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    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sons. Heavenly Father is holding her now.

    Aju,
    The Taylors

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  • Alan J. Inman

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    Madeline was definitely one of Heaven’s precious flowers. I remember her hard work as she was a part of the Creative Originals’ accounting/bookkeeping team. There were times when she would have to go into the office in the very early mornings as we had to get bookkeeping completed in preparation for financial reviews by outside accountants. She was deligent, patient and thorough throughout it all. God bless Madeline and the Raucci Family.

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  • Andy Weiss

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    I wish you all the love and blessings – you lived in love and hope to see you later
    Andy

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  • Jeanne Carroll

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    There are people in my life that trigger warmth and love just by hearing their name. Madeline, you are that kind of person. The sparkle in your eye, the impish grin when you make a humorous comment and the immediate and genuine concern for those that surround you instantly endeared me to you. As you settle in your new dimension of life please know that our love and respect for you continues. John and the boys are armed with your absolute love and that, they will take with them for always.

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  • Marcia de Abreu

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    Dear John,
    Just saw that Madeline passed away a few days ago. I remember her always so sweet and tender during those two years I spent at UTS. I always thought that you and her formed such a harmonized couple. I wish your family much love and peace and I’m sure Madeline will ascend to the most beautiful of heavens. Marcia de Abreu (83-84)

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  • Judith Grant-Wilson

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    Many Blessing to Madeline as she graces the Spirit World with her presence. Thoughts and prayers go our for her husband and sons.

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