Ida S. Barrafato

March 22, 1918 - October 13, 2016

Ida Sano Barrafato, 98, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1979, formerly of Huntington, NY passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016 in Cape Coral. She was born March 22, 1918 in New York, NY to Antonio and Sebastiana Sano, now deceased.

Ida was a member of The Church of the Epiphany in Cape Coral. She served as a member of the Alter Guild for many years as well as a member of the Healing Order of St. Luke. An accomplished seamstress, Ida made all her and her daughter’s clothes for many years, from the simplest skirt to elaborate evening wear. She worked in both the District Courts and Family Courts in Suffolk County on Long Island before she and her husband Jerry retired to Florida. Ida and her husband were both active members of the Democratic Party in New York and she continued to be active after moving to Cape Coral. Dancing was a favorite pastime, especially ballroom and Latin.

She is survived by a loving daughter, Susan Barrafato of Cape Coral; as well as a sister, Louise J. Lester of Sarasota, FL.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry C. Barrafato in 1986; as well as five siblings.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 12, 2016 at The Church of the Epiphany, 2507 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33904 with Rev. Ryan Wright officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Ida Sano Barrafato are suggested to The American Heart Association, 28441 Bonita Crossings Blvd., Bonita Springs, FL 34135 or to The American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Dr., Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601.

Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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