Raffaele DiFonzo, 88, of Wallingford passed away peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2015 at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford surrounded by his loving family.  He was the husband of Antonietta Esposito DiFonzo.  Raffaele was born in Calvisi, Province of Caserta, Italy on January 19, 1927; son of the late Agostino and Serafina DiChello DiFonzo; had worked as a Mason for the Blakeslee Prestress Company for many years; loved gardening, making wine, fishing, playing cards but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his loving family and friends.  Father of Agostino DiFonzo, Silverio DiFonzo, Ivana Pasquale, Angela Cottle and Raffaele (Kristin) DiFonzo.  Brother of Ida, Lina and Tullio DiFonzo, and the late Angelina Ballarino.  Grandfather of Crystal, Patrick, Sara, Angela, Bianca, Raffaele III, Erika, Samantha, Antonietta, Kevin, Jr. and Marissa.  Also survived by 3 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Tuesday morning at 9:15.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in The Most Holy Trinity Church at 10:00 am.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Monday from 5 to 8 pm.