Springfield, NJ — Luigia Ripolino, a long-time resident of the Springfield and Westfield area, died Thursday the 21st of November peacefully in her home surrounded by her family.
Born November 15th 1928 in Tocco Caudio (Benevento), Italy, Luigia was born the second in her family of seven and is predeceased by her parents; Nicola and Marietta Loia Raucci, as well as her siblings; Antonio, Francesco, Giuseppe, and Giovanni. She is survived by her sisters; Antonietta and Fioretta.
Luigia, a doting wife, was happily married to her beloved husband Eugenio Ripolino for 58 years. She was a devoted mother to her three children; Mariuccia (and Allen LaRezza), Giuseppe (and Donna Ripolino), and Rosalba (and Mark Van Ness), as well as an adoring Nonna to her seven grandchildren; Lauren, Gabriella, Amanda, Sabrina, Emilia, Gianna, and Eugenio.
Luigia moved to America with her husband and children in 1970 to Newark, New Jersey. She spent every single day making sure her family was well-fed at every moment of the day. Her hobbies included: stuffing peppers, rolling meatballs, and kneading cavatelli from scratch, as well as many other delicious dishes. Luigia was happiest sitting at a table surrounded by her entire family eating, smiling, and always laughing.
Viewing will be held at Higgins and Bonner Echo Lake Funeral home in Westfield, NJ on Sunday, November 24th from 4-8 pm.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 25th 10:00 am at the Catholic Church of the Holy Trinity.
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