John "Jack" J. Ripa

Jun 16, 1946 - Aug 03, 2022


John J. Ripa, Sr, age 76, of Middletown, Rhode Island, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on August 3, 2022. Jack was born in Newport, RI to Sebastian and Florence (Weaver) Ripa. Jack married his high school sweetheart Barbara (Gibson) Ripa of Middletown on May 14, ...


Aug 12


Friday, August 12, 2022
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Memorial Funeral Home

375 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840

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Aug 13


Saturday, August 13, 2022
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St. Lucy's Church

909 West Main Road
Middletown, RI 02842

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John "Jack" J. Ripa

June 16, 1946 - August 03, 2022


Jerilyn August 8, 2022

Jack was such a kind, selfless man. I am blessed to have had his friendship. Barbara and family, my sincere sympathy for your loss. Jack was one of a kind and will forever be remembered fondly by everyone who knew him. He was a fighter and lived a very rich life. He would tell me that family and friends were his greatest accomplishment. He was so proud of his family and would do anything for the people he loved. I know how difficult the past years have been for all of you.

Paul & Nancy Cormier August 7, 2022

Words cannot express how you will be missed. Nancy and I will always hold you dear to our hearts. To Barb and the kids please stay strong and know that Jack will be missed by many. Thanks for the memories and the good times.

Darlene August 6, 2022

To the entire Ripa clan, we are so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. You're in our thoughts and prayers. If we can do anything just holler. all our love Steven, Jack and Darlene Pinksaw

Krissy (O'Neill) Hightower August 6, 2022

I'm so sorry to hear about "Unca Jack." My love to Auntie Barbara and all the kids, grands and greats. I'm thinking also of Aunties Sandra and Josie and all of my cousins, sending my love. I have fond memories of my fun uncle. Dearborn Street, indeed, as mentioned by Sonny...few families from our area probably have memories of that type of family neighborhood, and those of us who have them hold them precious. May you all find peace and strength as you move forward.

little kathleen August 5, 2022

We at the Lifespan Cancer Institute so enjoyed caring for Mr Ripa. He was such a gentle gentleman. I’m sure he will be missed by so many. Take comfort in your many memories.

Jane Viti August 5, 2022

Jack was an enthusiastic participant in the adventure of life. He had the wisdom and skill to enjoy everyday whatever the challenges. His marriage to Barbara was an example of loving teamwork. I will miss our driveway discussions and the envelope exchange. Jane Viti

Alexis Pinto August 5, 2022

Alexis Pinto August 5, 2022

Alexis Pinto August 5, 2022

Alexis Pinto August 5, 2022

Alexis Pinto August 5, 2022

Alexis Pinto August 5, 2022

Sonny Behan August 5, 2022

This was a very sad day for me. As most of you know, Jackie was one of several cousins that lived our early lives on Dearborn Street, a truly Italian family neighborhood. What a life it was. Generations of cousins, growing up together. It could not have been better. Jackie was definitely a leader. He could do anything, and always offered a helping hand. I will miss him dearly. Rest in Peace "Cuz". See you on the other side.

Alexis Pinto August 5, 2022

Alexis Pinto August 5, 2022

Alexis Pinto August 5, 2022

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