Shirley Garripoli

Shirley Garripoli

08-09-1933 - 05-24-2020
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Shirley Garripoli, 86, a longtime resident of Rutherford, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Born in Jersey City to parents John and Ann (nee Ianncelli) Ruggiero. Shirley had married her sweetheart Frank at 22 years old and together they settled in Rutherford where they remained, for the last 63 years.
Frank and Shirley were blessed to have a wonderful large and growing family. It was her family that had become her life commitment. Shirley was very much an active mother of her 9 children. Her involvement in her children’s various activities, interests and sports kept her busy each and every day. She was a great cook and enjoyed being a homemaker. She was also a sports fan and the “Yankees” were her favorite team. After the children were older, Shirley worked for 9 years as an Executive Secretary for Medtronics, retiring in 2000. She was a devoted Parishioner of the Church of Saint Mary in Rutherford.

Shirley will be sadly missed by her devoted husband (of 63 years), Frank, her 9 loving children, Francesco, Lori & husband Al Happel, James & Wife Debi, Mark & wife Mary, Lesa Larocca, Jean Wahl & husband Pat, Jeralyn Primerano & husband Nick, Jill Garripoli-Pedalino & husband Marcello, Tracey Rodriguez & Roland, 17 grandchildren; Christopher, Luke, Alli, Mark, Nicholas, Adriana, Lia, Nico, Noah, Joseph, Julian, Jonas, Frankie, Nickie, Gina, Zoe, Macy and 3 great-grandchildren; Camden, Nikolas and Olivia Shirley.

A religious Service and Interment is private due to current restrictions.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be very much appreciated to:
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis TN 38105-9959

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be arranged at a later date.
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Jay M Umble

Posted at 06:24pm
Shirley, I never had the pleasure of knowing you but I know your son, Francesco and he is the best! He could only be the product of you! I wish I had met you. May you rest in peace.

Eileen Roper

Posted at 09:29pm
I had the pleasure of working with Shirley at Medtronic years ago. She was the most loving person who cared deeply about her family and treated all her coworkers as her family. She will be missed!

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