Pauline R. Ripa, 79, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014.
She was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Holyoke, Mass., and moved to this area in 1991 from Chicopee, Mass.
Mrs. Ripa was a retired Assistant to the District Manager at Verizon Telephone Company.
She was a member of San Antonio Catholic Church, and also a member of the church’s Women’s Guild.
Mrs. Ripa is survived by her husband of 59 years, John; daughter, Donna Rokowski of Punta Gorda; son, John of Punta Gorda; sister, Lorraine Leparde of East Hampton, Mass.; and grandchildren, Christopher Pope and Michele Rokowski.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at San Antonio Catholic Church, 24445 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004; or the American Cancer Society, 4575 Via Royale, Suite 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919.
Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte.