Mary C Ripani

1924-10-18 - 2021-11-06

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

Service Time:

Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-754-0016

Web: (Go)

Mary Ripiani: Age 97, passed away peacefully at her lifelong home. Beloved mother to Nancy Ripani. Cherished grandma to Louis Wortel (Katie Wortel), Sam Wortel (Tanya Klein); Adored Great Grandma (“GG”) to Christopher, Madelyne, and Kamren; Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews. Mary was a lifelong resident of Chicago Heights. She was a phenomenal cook and the proud owner of Ripani Grocery Store (Chicago Heights) and Papas Pasta (Steger).She was a devoted Chicago Cubs fan and loved talking politics, sharing recipes, and spending time with her beloved family. Mary is proceeded in death by her husband Salvatore Ripani, her parents Guiseppina and Michelangelo Schrementi, and her six brothers (John, Mike, Tony, Jim, Joe, and Sam Scrementi) She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. 

Visitation on Friday, November 12th  from 10AM until the time of mass at 2PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Road), Chicago Heights, IL 60411.   Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL.   For info: (708) 754-0016.




  1. Vivian Hapaniewski on November 9, 2021 at 11:15 am
    RIP Auntie Mary…a sweet, beautiful and loving lady, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. A fantastic cook and baker, a gentle nature, a super Cubs fan, and much more.

  2. Bob and Penny on November 9, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    Aunt Mary. You were and always will be the Light of many lives to guide them down the road of life. Rest In Peace All our ❤️

  3. Sam Yacono on November 9, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Sorry about you mom, Nancy.🙏

  4. Gina Scrementi on November 10, 2021 at 11:34 am
    RIP Aunt Mary. I only met her a few times, but she is a wonderful lady. I am so sorry that I will be unable to attend.

  5. D. Yvette Betancourt on November 11, 2021 at 12:43 am
    Nancy and sons I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s and grandmother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Patti Skowronski Koza on November 11, 2021 at 8:27 am
    Sincere sympathy Nancy and to your family.
    You are in our prayers. From the Skowronski Family

  7. Chris Ripani on November 11, 2021 at 9:53 am
    Very sorry to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing. Tremendous life to be celebrated and prayers for support from us.

  8. Mike & Mary Ellen Harris on November 12, 2021 at 12:24 pm
    Sending condolences & prayers to Nancy & family.

  9. Catherine Ripani on November 12, 2021 at 2:49 pm
    Thinking of you today,Mary. A strong woman very much loved by all RIP.
    love Albert and Catherine Ripani

  10. Eleanor Pignotti on November 16, 2021 at 10:42 am
    Dear Nancy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the extended family. Love Eleanor Pignotti

  11. Joanne Fesi-Willett on November 18, 2021 at 9:56 am
    Nancy and family,
    I am do sorry to hrsr of your dearest mom”s passing.
    My heartfelt sympathies go out to you and your family
    Your mom was a beautiful,
    Sweet and hard working woman. May God bless her and all of you.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel this painful road and time to come

  12. Mark Caffarini on December 20, 2021 at 1:16 pm
    Condolences to the family. Nancy, your mom was a gem. I’d go down to Papa’s Pasta and she go out of her way to make me spinach stuffed ravioli when I was working.

    She was always a kind and generous person from the first time I met her at the grocery store.

Leave a Comment

More Fields

Light a candle

Add Photos

You can add up to 10 photos

YouTube link