Mary Ripoli

mary ripoli

November 30, 1921 ~ March 13, 2015

Ripoli, Mary, S. nee:Cillo, age 93, of Fort Lee, on Friday March 13, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Rocco Ripoli. Devoted mother of Joanne Grabowski and her husband Edward and Thomas Ripoli and his wife Nancy. Cherished grandmother of Anthony and his wife Tammi, Thomas, and Dana. Loving Great grandmother of Ariana and Rocco. Dear sister of Late brothers Patrick and Anthony Cillo. Adored aunt of many nieces and nephews. Mary was a member of the Rosary Society of Madonna Church and was very proud of her contributions to the Women's War Efforts with the "Women's Workers of WWII". She worked as a lunch and bus aid for over 20 years for Fort Lee School #1.The family will receive their friends on Monday 4-8 pm at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Tuesday at 10:30 AM for the celebration of her funeral mass in Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. For condolences, directions, or information call (201) 944-0100 or


Mass: March 17, 2015 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: March 16, 2015 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place: March 17, 2015 11:45 am

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Joanne & Ed our hearts & prayers are with you as u mourn the loss of your beloved Mom! We hope & pray that your memories bring you peace & comfort! Much love always, Cathy & Dave <3

  2. Joanne, Tommy and Family,
    We wish we could be there to say goodbye to Aunt Mary but instead send our love and condolences. We will keep you all in our hearts over the coming days. Love and hugs to you all.
    Mike and Jen Cillo

  3. Tom and family,

    Please accept my sincere sympathy on the death of your beloved Mom. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you hold dear of her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Dianne

  4. Dear Tom and Nancy,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. May God bless you all.


    Mary and Lee Aivazis
    Charlottesville, VA

  5. Tom ,Nancy and family
    We couldn't make it to the wake but our prayers are with you. So very sorry.
    Julie and Tony Ardito.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss I just heard yesterday or I would have come to the wake. May she rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  7. Your family has my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. Ms. Mary was loved and she will be dearly missed. Though now you are grieving, please remember that you are not alone. Psalm 46:1 says, "God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress." Pray to Him for strength. He will really help you (Isaiah 41:10) because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).

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