In memory of
Ophelia M. Pirone
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In memory of
Ophelia M. Pirone
Ophelia "Faye" M. (Ripoli) Pirone, 85, of Vandergrift, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017, at home. Born Jan. 17, 1932, in Vandergrift, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Catherine (Zappavigna) Ripoli. Faye was a homemaker who lived in Vandergrift all of her life, and was a graduate of Vandergrift High School. She was a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, the Vandergrift Senior Center, and former member of the Women's Owls Club. Faye enjoyed dancing, playing bingo and spending time her family, especially her children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Pirone, who passed away July 20, 2008; and sisters, Clara Wasyluk and Rose Vereb; brothers, Father Roland Ripoli and Dom Ripoli; and a son-in-law, George Patrick. Faye is survived by her son, Charles (Susan) Pirone, of Tunkhannock, Pa.; daughters, Kathy Patrick, of Clune, Pa., Becky (Ed) Thomas, of Streetsboro, Ohio, Terry (Wes) Zambo, of Vandergrift, with whom she resided; six grandchildren, Sam (Tre) Patrick, of Clune; Stacy (Nick) Lippert, of Pittsburgh, Brian (Hillary) Thomas, of Streetsboro, Ohio, Melissa (Robert) Salsgiver, of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Zac and Caden Zambo, of Vandergrift; great-grandchildren, Jameson and Coraline Thomas, of Streetsboro, Ohio; brother, Bruno Ripoli, of Montoursville; brothers-in-law, Michael Wasyluk, of West Leechburg, and Joseph Vereb, of Vandergrift; sister-in-law, Loretta Ripoli, of Vandergrift and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in the BRADY-CURRAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Parting prayers will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, with Father James Loew, OSB, as celebrant. Entombment in St. Gertrude Mausoleum, Vandergrift. To send an online condolence, to the family, please visit www.curranfuneralhome.com .
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