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Angelina Rispoli

November 28, 1922 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 99)


The Incredible Angelina (Angie) Rispoli passed away peacefully on May 19, 2022. Angie was the oldest of the five beautiful Morabito girls who grew up with their two brothers, parents and occasional extended family in Port Chester, NY. Born November 28th 1922 she was still independent at age 99 and did it with smarts, determination, curiosity, hard work and a firm belief she could do whatever she set her mind to.

Faced with complete deafness at the age of 6, Angie went through public schools, learned to read lips and never, ever, thought of herself as handicapped. She married Thomas Rispoli (beyond the best man and handsome too!) on October 11, 1942. They were a great team. They moved to Rye, NY soon after tying the knot and raised their four children there. Angie began her seamstress business during her high school days and became an exceptional and very busy tailor from her home shop over her lifetime: creating wedding dresses, home decor and making sure that suit fit just right! Additionally, she made the absolute best spaghetti and meatballs in the world and actually everything she served up was fantastic. Angie was the first of her girlfriends to get her drivers license and never let her hearing loss prevent her from going where she wanted when she wanted. She was also known throughout Rye in the 1970s for her Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pies, she burned them just right and her son Bob had many friends requesting orders. Angie loved to travel with her husband Tom. They saw much of the US, Europe, Hawaii & the Caribbean. She especially loved Vermont weekends with him and she would tell him about the books she read, her sewing stories and her general adventures around town. They bowled on teams and they played cards and were good neighbors. Husband Tom passed away in 2009 with Angie at his side. Daughter Adrienne was born in 1945 and passed away in 2016 with Angie at her side. Son Bob, born in 1959 also passed away in 2016 with Angie by his side too. I am sure they are all together now watching a ball game and keeping an eye out for all the loved ones they left behind. 

Angie is survived by daughter Adrienne Pinto's children, (Adrienne's husband Harry passed away in 2016), Son Joseph Pinto (whose beautiful wife Andrea passed away in 2021) and Daughter Stephanie Favorito & husband Mario. Her son Tom, Jr. and his children and grandchildren Tom III & wife Jenni and son's Tommy, Aidan & Jake. Rob & wife Katie and daughter's Olive and Serena. Her son Bob's widow JoAnn Rispoli and their children and grandchildren Jen Crane & husband Nick & daughter Margot and son Bob Jr. & wife Norma & their daughter Kerry and son Bobby III. Daughter Jean O'Neill & husband Greg and their daughter Mallory Castro & husband Marcos and daughter Carmen and their son's Brian and Tristan O'Neill. Her Sister Adeline DeFabio and her Sister-in-law Ida Lorenzetti and her daughter Lisa Lorenzetti. Please note Angie isn't just 'survived' by this crew, they really went out of their way to spend time with her: doing crafts with her, cooking for her, checking in with her, visiting, sending pictures, drawings and lots & lots of love.

A private ceremony will be held. The best way to remember Angie is by doing something you thought you couldn't do.

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