Raffaela Turner , Age :84

Mar 24,1935---Apr 06,2019

Raffaela Turner is now in the loving arms of Christ. Her home-going was on Saturday April 6th, 2019 at Casa del Norte surrounded by her devoted family. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Cliff Turner Jr. and her children, Edward Turner and Paula Peña, their spouses Susie Turner and Jerry Peña, grandchildren Jerry Peña Jr., Casey Peña and Braden Turner and great-grandchild, Coleson Peña. 

A dedicated Christian woman, she a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother she was also a wonderful sister, aunt and loyal friend to many. Raffaela began her life in Italy and eventually made her way to Albuquerque in 1979 where she settled with her husband and children to make her home for the last 40 years. 

Raffaela was a phenomenal cook who fed many friends and family. All were welcomed, loved and cared for around her dinner table. In addition to her compassion for others, she was also an exceptional home maker and gardener. Her yard was an oasis in the desert full of colorful roses, flowers and all kinds of delicious herbs and vegetables. 

She worked in child care from her home for several years, loving the children in her care as though they were her very own. When she finally retired, she and her husband loved to travel to visit family both in the U.S. and in her home country of Italy. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. 

A viewing is planned for Friday, April 12th, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE Alb, NM 87108. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 13th, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm at Bella Vista Baptist Church 2800 Louisiana Blvd. NE Alb, NM 87110

Flowers and condolences may be offered at Riverside Funeral Home or at Bella Vista Baptist Church.


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663


Kathy Morgan Apr 10 ,2019

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

Ed and Susie, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord wrap you in his peace.