EAST BRUNSWICK - CATHERINE RIPISH died Saturday, February 10, 2018, at home. She was 74.
Born in Mola Di Bari, Italy, she resided in South Bound Brook and Piscataway before moving to East Brunswick 49 years ago.
Prior to her retirement, she worked as a beautician in David's Beauty Salon in New Brunswick and Jim's Beauty Salon in Milltown, and as a school aide for the East Brunswick Board of Education for 26 years.
Mrs. Ripish was a member of Centurions of East Brunswick Italian-American Club. She was an avid gardener who enjoyed rescuing sickly plants. She also loved Italian cooking.
Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Stanley; sons, Mark and his wife, Lynne, of East Brunswick, and Paul and his wife, Michele, of Burlington; brother, Frank DePerte of Martinsville; sisters, Maria DePerte of Hillsborough and Sylvia Fabian and her husband, Bruce, of Middlebush; and two grandchildren, Laura and Sara Ripish.
Cryptside services will be held Wednesday, February 14, at 11:00 AM in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM at The BRUNSWICK MEMORIAL HOME, 454 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick. For directions, please scroll to the 'Services' tab.
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