Raffaella Tarabokija (nee Manente), 69, of Bayonne, passed away peacefully at home on June 29 th , 2021.
Raffaella was married to Ivan Tarabokija of Susak, Croatia for the past 40 years. She was a loving mother to Lisa McManus and Anna Tarabokija along with their spouses John J. McManus III and Quintel Muldrow, devoted grandmother to John and Nicholas McManus. Loving sister to Maria and William Olsen, Nicholas and Ann Marie Manente, Joseph and Zora Morin and Viola DeLanzo along with a number of loving nieces and nephews.
Rae, as she was known to her friends, was born and raised in Hoboken, NJ, the daughter of Nicholas and Anna Manente. Rae’s caring nature and love of children led her to a career as an assistant teacher at H.O.P.E.S. Head Start in Hoboken. Her caring heart and joy in taking care of others will never be
forgotten. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 5 th beginning at 3:00 P.M. and concluding at 7:00 P.M. at Failla-
McKnight Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken. Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 6 th , 10:00 A.M. at St. Francis Church, Hoboken. Entombment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.