Mary R. Ciripompa, 101, of Wheeling, WV, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at home with family.
She was born December 28, 1914, a daughter of the late Guiseppi “Joe” and Flora (Witt) Ciripompa. Mary was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Italian American Club and the Elm Grove Civics Club. She worked for Wheeling Corrugating for 25 years and later worked at Westinghouse Electrical for 30 years until her retirement. Mary loved to watch football, both college and professional, as well as NASCAR.
In addition to her parents, Mary is preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Herman and George Ciripompa; two sisters, Pauline Pastoria and Stella Sharpe; two brothers-in-law, Donald Sharpe and William J. Pastoria and one sister-in-law, Eleanor Ciripompa.
She maintained an independent lifestyle with the help of her nephew Louis J. Pastoria and his wife
Diane, and her niece Flora Louise Gray and her husband Robert.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Cecelia Ciripompa; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Valley Hospice for all their care and support.
Family and friends will be received from 4-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger St., Friday, June 3, 2016. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, June 4, at 10 am at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Fr. John Beckley officiating. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice in C/O www.TreasuredMemoriesFunding.com
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.altmeyer.com
Mary was such a beautiful and wonderful woman…we enjoyed our visits to her home and will always remember her smile and her energetic spirit. She will be missed by all..May she rest in peace.
I grew up next door to Mary, and always admired her for her fashion sense…she had exceptional taste in shoes. As a little girl, that trait made a lasting impression on me! Mary was also one of the kindest people I know. She will be missed.