Raquel Fischbach

Raquel Fischbach

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021
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SOMERSET, RAQUEL (CANDAL) FISCHBACH passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Parker at River Road in Piscataway, NJ. She was 88 years old.

Mrs. Fischbach (Raquel) was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. After marrying, she and her husband Frank, moved to Bronx, NY in 1962. They relocated to Somerset, NJ in 1965, where they would raise their young family.

Raquel was employed for many years by Franklin State Bank in Somerset as a Payroll Administrator, eventually retiring from Bank of America.

She was a founding parishioner and an active communicant of St. Matthias Catholic Church in Somerset and was a member of the Lazarus Ministry and served as a homebound Eucharistic minister. She also volunteered at the annual St. Matthias Carnival. Raquel enjoyed traveling in her retirement and cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren.

Raquel was predeceased by her loving husband Frank, in 2009. She was also predeceased by her brother, Johnny Soto.

She is survived by her children; Frank Jr. and his wife Pam, of Orting, WA., Ernie and his wife, Kathy of Jackson, Jackie and her husband Lee Schneider, of Somerset and Paul Steven and his wife Ann, of Hightstown. She is also survived by her sister Irma Rehill, of Reno, NV, her 10 grandchildren Frank, Kelly, Heather, Alexis, Kymberly, Joseph, Raquel, Nicole, Craig and Abby and 11 great grandchildren.

Her family has such immense heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the outstanding staff of professionals working at Parker at River Road, Evergreen Way and the Adult Day Center where Raquel called home the past 5 years. Their genuine love and care for her will never be forgotten.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 8th at 9:30 AM at The Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Matthias Catholic Church, Somerset. Committal services will follow at Franklin Memorial Park, North Brunswick.

Friends and family may visit at the funeral home on Thursday, January 7th from 4-8 PM. For directions, please visit

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Matthias Church in memory of Raquel by check (and mailed to St. Matthias Church, 168 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Somerset, NJ 08873) or online through the Parish Giving portal, or The Alzheimer’s Association at
“Que Dios te Bendiga”

For those who would like to virtually attend the visitation via Zoom please use Meeting ID# 898 7857 8541 with Passcode 725756.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 7th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, January 7th, 2021 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gleason Funeral Home
    1360 Hamilton Street
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
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  • Service

    Friday, January 8th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Friday, January 8th, 2021 10:00am
    St. Matthias Church
    168 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
    SOMERSET, NJ 08873
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    The funeral mass can be streamed on the St. Matthias youtube channel at

  • Interment

    Franklin Memorial Park
    1800 NJ-27
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Posted at 12:04pm
I first met Raquel at young wives. She was at Parker Adult care with my husband Tom and he always tried to make her laugh. I enjoyed seeing her as they continued their friendly relationship at Parker at River Road. She was always smiling. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Mary Ellen Beres

Doris Regan

Posted at 06:52pm
She always had a smile and will be in a better place but sorely missed....

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