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In Memory of

Carmine F. Ripa

January 4, 1945 - December 30, 2017

Obituary


CARMINE FRANK RIPA, 72, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away December 30, 2017 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer with his wife and daughters by his side.





Born on January 4th, 1945 in Newport, RI, he was a resident of Port St. Lucie, FL for 15 years. Formerly of Middletown, RI.





Survivors include his wife of 50 years Maureen Ripa of Port St. Lucie, FL; two daughters, Jennifer LaVault and her husband Patrick, Melissa Ripa, both of Tiverton, RI; a son, Jonathan Ripa...

CARMINE FRANK RIPA, 72, of Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away December 30, 2017 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer with his wife and daughters by his side.





Born on January 4th, 1945 in Newport, RI, he was a resident of Port St. Lucie, FL for 15 years. Formerly of Middletown, RI.





Survivors include his wife of 50 years Maureen Ripa of Port St. Lucie, FL; two daughters, Jennifer LaVault and her husband Patrick, Melissa Ripa, both of Tiverton, RI; a son, Jonathan Ripa of Fall River, MA; four grandchildren, Brendon, Nickolas and Zachary LaVault, and Morgan Aguiar; Siblings, Sandra Cotta (David) of Portsmouth, RI, John Ripa (Barbara) of Middletown, RI, and Josie Sleeper of Newport, RI.





Carmine was the son of the late Sebastion and Florence (Weaver) Ripa; and brother-in-law, John Sleeper.





Carmine graduated from Rogers High School and received his Associate Degree from CCRI. He served in Vietnam for the US Army from 1965 – 1967.





Prior to retirement, Carmine was a Lieutenant for the Newport Fire Department where he was a member of the International Association of Firefighters. He also worked for Anthony’s Seafood, Coastal Electric and was the owner of Island Antenna for many years.





Carmine was a hard working, talented man, never a man of leisure, his main focus was always on his family teaching honesty, compassion and love. He will be most remembered for hosting annual pool parties, helping others and spoiling his grandchildren.





Carmines’ services will be held in RI at a later date.





In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Newport Fire Department Rescue Fund, 21 West Marlborough St, Newport RI.