Michael J. Ripatrazone

Michael J. Ripatrazone
11/06/1937 - 05/28/2024

Michael J. Ripatrazone, 86, of Whippany, NJ, passed away on May 28, 2024.  A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, 70 Whippany Rd. in Whippany on Monday, June 3rd at 10:30am.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover.  Visiting hours at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd., also in Whippany, will be on Sunday, June 2nd from 4pm to 6pm.

Born and raised in Dover, NJ, the son of Michael and Mafalda (Compoli) Ripatrazone, Michael graduated from Dover High School in 1956 where he was an All-American football running back.  Following high school, he attended Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA on a “full ride” football scholarship and earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Theology.  Michael worked for the Morris County Probation Services and retired in 1993 after thirty years of service.  Following retirement, he continued to work for the County as a Juvenile Hearing Officer. Michael also worked as a football official for many years and enjoyed playing golf with his friends. He loved spending time with his family and watching his children and grandchildren participate in their various activities.  Michael was truly one of a kind … loved and respected by all and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Michael was the beloved husband of 62 years to Lillian.  He was the loving father of Mark J. Ripatrazone, Michael C. Ripatrazone, Cara V. Pisciotto (Dominick) and Nicholas J. Ripatrazone (Jennifer).  He is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Siena, Victor, Dominick, Frankie, Michael, Marc, Victoria, Luke, Amelia, and Olivia.

Funeral Home:
Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Rd., Whippany, NJ, on Sunday, June 2, 2024 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, 70 Whippany Rd., Whippany, NJ, on Monday, June 3, 2024 at 10:30am.
Following Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 225 Ridgedale Ave., East Hanover, NJ.
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