Raffalda Goshay, age 86, of Erie, passed away February 3, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Canton, Ohio, August 22, 1933, to Dominic and Victoria Luca Roccello.
Raffalda attended Timken Vocational High School, class of 1952, before attending the University of Akron. She served as an administrative assistant in each of her husband's charges. Raffalda was the First Lady of several churches: Greater Morris AME Farrell, PA, Saint James AME Erie, PA, Brown Chapel AME Northside Pittsburgh, PA, Saint Andrewes AME Youngstown, OH, and Quinn Memorial AME Steubenville, OH. Raffalda was an Area 5 Chairwoman of the WMS Pittsburgh Conference, and an active member of Ministers Spouses.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Kathy Goshay, and her sister, Katherine Wright.
Raffalda is survived by her husband, Reverend Jon Goshay, her children Lucretia Roy, Antoinette "Toni" Horton (Darrell), Angela Stepp, Anne Goshay, and Christopher Goshay (Amy). She is further survived by ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to a memorial service Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Saint James AME Church, 236 E 11th St, Erie, PA 16503, with Pastor Madonna Gray officiating. The family will receive guest at 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to LECOM VNA Hospice 2253 West Grandview Blvd, Erie, PA 16506, or Saint James AME Church, 236 E 11 Erie, PA 16503.
Send condolences to www.BurtonFuneralHomes.com.
Saturday, February 8th, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. James A.M.E. Church - 236 East 11th Street Erie, PA
Saturday, February 8th, 2020, 11:00 AM
St James AME Church - 236 East 11th Street Erie, PA