10/24/18 — For the repose of the soul of Anne Therese Karaffa

Dear College Community,

In your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Anne Therese Karaffa.

Anne was a donor to the college and a dedicated 7:30am Mass attendee here on campus.

As I understand, Anne spent many hours praying in the chapel and was discerning a religious vocation to the Linden Dominicans when she was killed in a tragic automobile accident while down in Alabama visiting Mother Angelica’s EWTN facilities/shrine.

Please pray for the repose of Anne’s soul and for her extended family.

A photo of Anne is attached and a link (and the text) to Anne’s obituary is below.

Eternal rest grant unto her O LORD.  May perpetual light shine upon her.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.


Thank you,

Vincent T. Criste (’98)

Director of Alumni & Donor Relations

Christendom College

134 Christendom Dr

Front Royal, VA 22630

540-551-9180 office

540-660-9617 cell




Anne Therese Karaffa, 57, of 1117 Ashby Street, died Monday, October 15, 2018,  in Alabama.

She was born April 29, 1961, in Teaneck, New Jersey, a daughter of John Francis and Lucille Carmella (Sposa) Karaffa.

She was employed as a physical therapist for the Front Royal School System.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Front Royal and was extremely devoted to the Lord.

In addition to her parents, family members include three brothers and sisters-in-law, John Mark and Rebecca (Paretsky) Karaffa of Verona, Thomas and Elizabeth Karaffa of Staunton, and Dr. David Matthew and Sandra (Elliott) Karaffa of Palm Coast, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews; and God children.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Christine Karaffa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018, in St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church by Father Joseph Wamala.  Burial will follow in Thornrose Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.henryfuneralhome.net.

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