Lisa Pennello

Lisa E. "Mama Lisa" Pennello (Strippoli)

Sunday, April 19th, 1925 - Saturday, September 28th, 2019
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Pennello, Lisa (Strippoli) “Mama Lisa”
Gates: Saturday, September 28, 2019, at age 94. Predeceased by her husband, Frank Pennello; parents, Cataldo and Josephine Strippoli; sister, Lucretia Strippoli; brother, Christopher Strippoli; son-in-law, David Phelps. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Phelps; son, Anthony (Patty) Pennello; grandchildren, Dave (Melissa) Phelps, Chris (Meghan) Phelps, Angela (Chris) Kirchmaier, Carla (Ray) Quackenbush; great grandchildren, Dominic, Jacob, Emma, Ryan, Mary, Grace, Penelope and Nicholas; sisters-in-law, Marie Strippoli, Edith Paris; brother-in-law, Angelo Cocuzzi; many nieces, nephews. Mrs. Pennello was the Sergeant at Arms of the Gates Amita Club for many years.
Friends may call WEDNESDAY from 4-8PM at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc., 219 Spencerport Rd., Gates. On Thursday morning, October 3, all are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at 9:30 in St. Monica’s Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St. Monica’s Church, 34 Monica St. Rochester, NY 14611 or to School of the Holy Childhood, 100 Groton Pkwy., Rochester, NY 14623 in her memory.

Mama, Our Mama

Our angel on Earth
Mama showed kindness to all
Our Mama had the biggest heart
And who could forget those birthday calls

Our biggest fan
She was full of all good things
Our Mama loved to make afghans
Mama would pray for us whenever she could

Our long-winded storyteller
What we would give to hear one more
Our role model
The love she out-poured

Our greatest teacher
A master pasta maker
Our personal seamstress
The most amazing apple pie baker

Our provider
Giving us the very best care
Our matriarch with grace
Mama was always fair

Our nurturer
She was our light
Our guardian angel
Her will to fight

Written by: Angela Lisa Kirchmaier
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc.
    219 Spencerport Rd.
    ROCHESTER, NY 14606
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 | 9:30am
    Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 9:30am
    St. Monica's Church
    831 Genesee Street
    ROCHESTER, NY 14619
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    Father Ray Fleming
  • Interment

    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    2461 Lake Avenue
    ROCHESTER, NY 14612
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Section South 13; Lot 150


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Greg (her boyfriend) and Kay "Honey"

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This WRITTEN IN THE STARS arrangement carries our love above the stars for a most special person. We will always remember you with smiles Mama Lisa !
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