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Marie Sapere Ripolone, 87, Lifelong Yonkers Resident

Marie Sapere Ripolone
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YONKERS, N.Y. - Marie Sapere Ripolone, lifelong Yonkers resident,  died Friday, Dec. 27. She was 97.

Ripolone was born Dec. 24, 1916, in Yonkers; daughter of Francisco and Marie Antoinette Sapere. She grew up and spent her life in Yonkers, attending Sacred Heart Elementary School and Gorton High School. She worked at Alexander Smith Carpet Shop as a weaver, Reader's Digest, and Yonkers High School. She was married to Harold Ripolone.

Ripolone is survived by her children, Tony (Janet) Ripolone, North Castle and Debra (Wade) Signor, Broad Brook, Conn.; four grandchildren; sister, Joan Yozzo of Yonkers; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30 at the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart located at 110 Shonnard Place, Yonkers. Interment will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Yonkers.

Donations may be made in Ripolone’s memory to Calvary Hospital , 1740 Eastchester Road, New York, NY 10461.

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