Cherry Blossoms

Raffaela "Lina" (Franco) Tubito

June 15, 1945 ~ April 14, 2022 (age 76)


It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Raffaela “Lina” Tubito (nee Franco) at the age of 76 on April 14, 2022, of Mahwah NJ. Born on June 15, 1945, in San Martino Valle Caudina Italy to Martino and Rosina Sanges. Wife of late husband Massimo “Max” Tubito.  Mother of Francesca Ferraioli and her husband Edward,  and Vincenzo Tubito and daughter-in-law Jamie.  Loving sister of Luisa and Salvatore. Sister-in-law to Donato, Daniel, Elio, Samuel, Maria, Santa and Anna. And a loving Grandmother “Nonna” of Jessica, Anthony, Jovanna and Angelina.

In 1968 Lina married the love of her life, Massimo, whom she met in Switzerland.  Soon they moved to Hoboken, NJ, in America to start their new life and family together.  She worked as a seamstress in a Hoboken Coat factory, taking care of her two children while learning to drive and speak English in a new and unfamiliar place.  But with the strength that Lina always had, she embraced the challenges, and with love, found time to take care of her husband’s every need, as the traditional Italian wife would. 

After the passing of Massimo in 2005, her passion transitioned to her grandchildren.  Her cooking, caring, spoiling and devotion to them allowed for her to overcome the grief. 

With tearful eyes we watched her suffer recently with her health and knew that she was getting tired and was ready to go up in Heaven with her dear Lord and be reunited with her loving husband.

Although we loved you dearly, we had to let you go. Nonna will forever be our guardian angel, until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, we kindly ask that if you feel led, a donation can be made to Hands of Hope Ministries.  An organization that Lina supported, which helps to lift people out of homelessness and addiction with God’s love.

A monetary donation can be made at:


April 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home
109 Darlington Ave
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Funeral Service
April 19, 2022

10:30 AM
The Plant Church
125 Glasgow Terrace
Mahwah, NJ 07430

April 19, 2022

12:30 PM
Garden of Memories
300 Soldier Hill Road
Township of Washington, NJ 07676

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