Philomena Lupiani

Philomena Lupiani (Ricci)

Friday, February 27th, 1920 - Monday, October 7th, 2019
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Lupiani, Philomena (Ricci)
Gates: passed away peacefully at home on October 7, 2019, surrounded by many of her children and grandchildren. She is remembered as a patient, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was 99 years old. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel A. Lupiani and her siblings Domenica, Geremia, Lazzare, and William Ricci. She is survived by her 12 children and their spouses: Mary (Gregory) Farrell of NJ, Daniel (Jean) Lupiani of IL, Joseph Lupiani, Phyllis Lupiani, John (Frances) Lupiani, Elizabeth Lupiani, Michael (Sandra) Lupiani, Bernadette Tomasso, Francis Lupiani, Christine Lupiani, Ann (Lonnie) Kaczka, Helen (William) Fallon of NJ; 30 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
A beloved matriarchal figure, she was actively involved with her children and grandchildren of all ages, seeing them often for Sunday dinner and other frequent visits, or regular FaceTime chats with those living at greater distances. During gatherings and celebrations when the house was overflowing, she and her late husband were known to say they were “reapin’ the rewards” of having a large family.
Philomena worked as a nursing assistant prior to her marriage to Daniel Lupiani in 1943. When her youngest children entered elementary school, she was a “lunch mother” at Holy Family Elementary School and was known to many of the students and her children’s friends as “Mrs. Loop.”
Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 pm at the DiPonzio Funeral Home, 219 Spencerport Rd., Gates. On Thursday, October 10, all are invited to attend her Funeral Mass at 9:30 AM at St. Mary’s Church, 15 St. Mary’s Place. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 in her memory.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    DiPonzio Funeral Home, Inc.
    219 Spencerport Rd.
    ROCHESTER, NY 14606
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 9:30am
    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 9:30am
    St. Mary's Church
    15 St.Mary's Place
    rochester, NY 14607
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  • Interment

    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    2461 Lake Avenue
    ROCHESTER, NY 14612
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John polozzi

Posted at 12:04am
Sorry for your loss
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Frank Lupiani

Posted at 10:38pm


Following an outstanding petformance at a theatre the audience stands and applauds expecting a curtain call. Same for a concert where we're hoping for an oncore performance, but we realize we can not get either of those from you. You were one incredibly amazing woman whose lifelong performance has no equal and deserves a long standing ovation.
Rest in peace mother.

Your loving son,

Frank Lupiani

Posted at 10:05pm

Children's Dyslexia Centers Corporate Staff in Lex

Posted at 10:57am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Christine Simmons (Childtime)

Posted at 10:55am
To Stacey and her family, I am so sorry that you all have to endure the lose of an important family member. My thoughts are with you all. Much love!
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