Holy Cross Sister Elizabeth Raffo, former principal and educator, dies at age 90

Holy Cross Sister Elizabeth May Raffo, a native of Washington, D.C. who entered her order more than 70 years ago, died July 3 at Saint Mary’s Convent, Notre Dame, Indiana. She was 90 years old.

She was born on Oct. 29, 1932 to Aloysius Raffo and Ruth (Waters) Raffo.  Her father was a pressman at the Washington Post newspaper.  Elizabeth, known as “Betty,” grew up as a member of St. Francis de Sales Parish, while attending Holy Name Parish School.  A younger brother, Ronald, her only sibling, now lives with his wife in Fort Myers, Florida.

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