In memory of
Nieves (Carraffa) Mobilio, of Avon CT and North Hutchinson Island FL, passed away peacefully on Monday November 18, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Nieves was born December 20, 1933 in Madrid, Spain, the daughter of the late Jose Carraffa and Concepcion Lerma. Nieves attended the University of Madrid in 1952. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in nursing, a Masters of Science as an Auxiliary Doctor in 1954, and a degree as a Chiropodist in 1956. She continued her education while raising her children and she obtained degrees in Spanish Culture and Literature. Nieves arrived in the United States upon her marriage and taught Spanish and Spanish literature at various high schools and universities. Later in life, she obtained the credentials for social work, and worked for the State of Connecticut for many years as a social worker for the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB). She always thought highly of her co- workers and clients, and retired after 25 years of service. Nieves is survived by her son; Frank Mobilio of Washington, D.C., her daughters; Nieves Sauerbrunn and her husband Carl of Avon, their sons Alex and Nicolas, Teresa Toomey and her husband John of Exeter, New Hampshire, and their children Cailyn, Patrick, Ana and Iseabal. Sisters; Conchita Carraffa and Pepita Carraffa and her husband Jose Luis Moya of Spain, and many nieces, nephews and extended family in Spain. Her husband Dominic Mobilio, and her son Dominic Mobilio predeceased her. Her family will receive friends on Friday November 22, 2019 from 5PM to 8PM at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday November 23, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Ann, 289 Arch Road, Avon. Burial will follow in St. Ann Cemetery. Donations in Nieves' memory may be made to Shriner's Children Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For condolences or directions please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com .
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