03/04/2024 - 03/05/2024

On March 4th, 2024, our beautiful daughter, Raya Marie Churilla, was born at 10:35 pm. She was 10.5 inches and weighed 13.9 oz. Unfortunately it was God’s decision to bring her to heaven. She had the strongest heart, she stayed with us, wrapped in her mom and dad’s arms, until 10:30 in the morning on March 5th, 2024. She spent every moment of her life feeling the warmth and love from her parents and family.

Raya is deeply loved by her parents, Chad Churilla and Stacia Perardi, her grandparents, her aunt and uncles, her cousins and many others whose lives she touched. Although she was taken from us too soon, we will forever be grateful for the time we had with her.


Dear Raya, 

You will forever live in our hearts. You are our sweet, perfect, little angel and we could never imagine being more proud of a single soul. The moments we had with you brought us more joy than we could have imagined in a lifetime, and we will cherish them forever. We are filled with sorrow that we will not be able to show you the world and all the beauty within it. That we will not be able to see you grow, and the impact you would have had on this earth. You are our sunshine, you are our light and we will remember you in every moment of joy, you will be there with us. Until we meet again, our beautiful little angel.

With all of our love, 

     Mom & Dad


  • Chuck & Terry Perardi

    Chad and Stacia we love you both. Take great comfort and joy in knowing that your daughter Raya was wrapped in love from the moment she was born until the moment she went to God. Raya was blessed with great parents. Sweet Raya you will be loved and in our hearts forever.🩷

  • The Hyland Family

    It was beautiful what you wrote about your daughter and letter to her. We are so sorry for your loss and that of your entire family. She will be loved and missed forever. Please take care of yourselves. You are much loved by all.

  • Linda, Alex and Bianca Gorbenko

    Dear Stacia and Chad,
    Words cannot express the deep sorrow we feel. How can anyone find the words to console parents after a loss of a child? Although we will always fall short in finding an adequate way to respond to such a loss, please know that we always love you and Raya and grieve with you. There is no doubt that your little angel is in heaven surrounded by unimaginable love, light and joy. We look forward to meeting her and knowing her in the life eternal.
    With love in Christ, Linda, Alex and Bianca

  • The Van de Bovenkamps

    Stacia and Chad,
    Sweet Raya will hold a special place in our hearts until we meet her in Heaven. She is blessed to have you both as parents and to have had every moment of her life held in your love and adoration of her. Her strong heart shows the strength of her spirit. Our hearts and prayers will be with you both as you grieve this inexplicable loss. We pray that you find peace in the knowing that she is with God and Nona and her uncle Nick, and what a joyous place that must be. We love you Stacia and Chad and Baby Raya.
    Love, Adam and Kelsey

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