Alba J. Ragno, 89, of Carlisle, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at her home. She
was born on January 31, 1927 in Franklin, MA, and was a daughter of late Stefano “Steve” and Maria (Accordini)
Fontaine. She was the widow of Joseph Ragno, who died on September 13, 2008.
Alba was a 1944 graduate
of Franklin High School. She grew up bilingual in an Italian family outside of Boston and always kept her
love of New England and ocean in her heart. She met her husband Joseph and upon marriage moved to New Jersey where they lived
for more than 50 years. During that time Alba worked in Research and Development at RCA. She also received her certification
as Medical Assistant. Alba was the most positive person you would ever know. She always had a cheerful
smile and thoughtfulness for everyone. She had made many close friends with her positive spirit and welcoming attitude.
Upon retirement, Alba and Joe moved to Carlisle and built a house in Forgedale Crossing, and in 2007 they moved to
their cottage at Cumberland Crossings. We will miss her laugh and ever present smile.
survived by her four children; David Ragno of Summerland Key, Florida, Sharon (and her husband Ron) Steinour of Carlisle,
Debbie (and her husband Gary) Whitney of Middleton, WI and Robin Albright of Carlisle and two grandsons; Adam Moschette and
Bob Albright, both of Carlisle.
A viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 followed
by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 85 Marsh Dr, Carlisle, with Rev. William C. Forrey
officiating. Burial will be private in St. Patrick New Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle. Ewing
Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Dr., Ste. 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011. www.Since1853.com.
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My sincere condolences to you and your family, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
Remembering all the wonderful stories you share about your mother...a beautiful woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you
and your family.
love and sympathy to Debbie and the rest of the family!!! We hope all the wonderful memories of your Mom fill your heart
with love. We have certainly enjoyed all the cooking memories. xoxoxoxoxo
Linda, James, Madeline, Benjamin &
Dear Debbie, Sherry, Robin, David
We are so very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was our great friend who we loved very much. She gave her
heart to all of us and we will always cherish our many memories of her, Joe and all of you.
Dear Sharon, Robin and family,
I was deeply
saddened to hear of Mrs. Ragno's passing. She was a delightful women full of life and love. May you find comfort in
the beautiful memories you have shared as a family. Cherishing with you the truly remarkable life of
someone so special.
My deepest sympathy.
Nancy Corrado (Nell's Pharmacy)
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