Joseph J. DellaRipa passed away peacefully at his home in Mount Vernon, NY on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019. He was 95 years old.
Born March 2, 1923 in Sepino, Italy to the late Cristino DellaRipa and Maria Concetta DellaRipa, he arrived in the U.S. at Ellis Island October 29, 1929.
He married Lucille R. Dellaripa, who is deceased.
Mr. DellaRipa served in WWII in the U.S. Army and was a carpenter by trade, a builder by profession. He built more than 50 homes in Westchester County. He retired from the City of Mount Vernon, NY as the City Carpenter.
Survivors include a daughter, Dolores Nordone; a son, Joseph J. Dellaripa Jr. and daughter–in-law Karen E. Dellaripa,; brother and sister-in-law, Dominic and Lucille T. Dellaripa; eight grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary C. Romano, and son, Paul Dellaripa. (deceased)
Services will be held at Yannantuono Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, NY with viewing on Monday, February 25th from 4:00-8:00pm. A Mass will be said on Tuesday, February 26th at St. Peter and Paul in Mount Vernon, NY.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to: Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown Hgts., NY 10598 (www.guidingeyes.org) or Steven Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation (www.tunnel2towers.org).