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Barbara C. Raitto, 89, of Granby, beloved wife for 67 years of the late Roger Jacob Raitto, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2018, in Granby. Born in Hartford on September 20, 1928, daughter of the late Andrew and Sophie (Hurter) Cassky, she was raised in Bloomfield and was a graduate of Bloomfield High School, Class of 1946. After high school, Barbara continued her education at Colby Junior College where she received an Associate’s Degree in medical secretarial sciences. Barbara worked as a medical secretary at the St. Francis Hospital, Department of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology for over 20 years before her retirement in 1994. A longtime Bloomfield resident, Barbara was also a member of the First Congregational Church in Bloomfield. In her spare time, Barbara enjoyed gardening around her home, spending time in the great outdoors surrounded by nature, and most of all being with her family. The consummate caretaker, Barbara was always there for her family. She leaves a daughter, Sally R. Mullins and her husband James of Cape Coral, FL; two sons, Roger Jacob “Jay” Raitto, Jr. and his wife Diana of New Smyrna Beach, FL and Jeffrey Andrew Raitto of Punta Gorda, FL; three grandchildren, Jennifer M. Riggott and her husband Nicholas of North Granby with whom she made her home over the last several years, Jessica Raitto and her wife Jenn of Punta Gorda, FL, and Tyler J. Mullins of Windsor Locks; a sister-in-law, Ann Cassky of Simsbury; and a great-granddaughter, Sophie Riggott, whom she cherished. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Andrew Cassky. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter, 200 Executive Boulevard, Suite 4B, Southington, CT 06489.