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Biagina  "Jean"
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February 3, 1934 – February 3, 2019

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Obituary for Biagina "Jean" Rachiele (Pisani)

Biagina (Jean) Rachiele passed away peacefully on her 85th birthday, February 3, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 3, 1934 in Serra San Bruno, Calabria, Italy. She was the beloved wife of Raffaele Rachiele for 63 years, and wonderful homemaker, devoted mother, and loving Nana.
She is survived by her husband Raffaele Rachiele, their four children; Theresa Cahalan, Nancy Cowdrey (Terry), Sam Rachiele (Michelle), Michael Rachiele, (Rose); 7 grandchildren; Krystina, Taylor, Ryan, Matthew, Brendon, Austin, Gianna, and 4 great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff on the orthopedic unit at BMC for their outstanding and compassionate care. A very special thank you to Dr Rohm and Sally Chavarry for all of their support. We are also grateful for the loving care she received from her health care aides; Kristi, Ana, Michaela, Tori, and Kayla who always went above and beyond.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours will be Friday February 8, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the FLYNN & DAGNOLI-BENCIVENGA FUNERAL HOME, 5 Elm St. Pittsfield, MA 01201. Services will be Saturday February 9 at 8:00 AM from the funeral home with a Liturgy of Christian Burial celebrated at 9:00 AM at St. Mark's Church, 400 West St. Pittsfield, MA with the Rev. Christopher Fedoryshyn, Administrator, officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested for the ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION in care of the funeral home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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When Friday, February 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Flynn & Dagnoli-Bencivenga Funeral Home
5 Elm St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Service Information

Saturday, February 9th, 2019 9:00am
Rev. Christopher Fedoryshyn
St. Mark's Church
400 West St.
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Interment Information

St. Joseph's Cemetery
222 Peck's Rd.
Pittsfield, MA 01201