Ann Ripley

Ann E "Betty" Ripley (Bison )

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
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Passed away at Landmark Medical Center of Woonsocket, RI after a brief illness, on February 19, 2020. She was 87 years old.

Ann was born in Millis MA to the late Theodore J. and Mary (Murphy) Bison. She grew up there and graduated from the Millis Public Schools in 1949, then attended Burdett Secretarial School of Boston where she earned her certificate in 1951.

Ann then married Sgt. Robert B. Ripley of the Medfield Police Dept. and the lived in Medfield from 1953 until 1981. Ann worked at the former Rexall Drug Store in Medfield until they retired to East Dennis on Cape Cod.

Ann was the proud mother of Robert B. Ripley Jr. of Fort Meyers Florida, Cathleen M. Ripley of Franklin, and James F. Ripley and his wife Laurel, also of Franklin. She is also the doting grandmother of Patrick, Mathew, Elizabeth, James and his wife Stephanie, Melissa Lucas and her husband Marco, and Michael, as well as great grandmother to Maddox, Jolene, Emily, Liliana and Antonio.

A full Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Ann at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 82 Exchange St., Millis, MA 02054 on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 10:30 AM, followed by burial at Vine Lake Cemetery of Medfield. Visiting hours will be the evening before at Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home, 15 Miller St., Medfield, MA 02052, Monday, February 24, 2020 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, February 24th, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Roberts Mitchell Caruso FH - Medfield
    15 Miller St
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Thomas the Apostle Church
    82 Exchange St.
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  • Interment

    Vine Lake Cemetery
    625 Main St.
    MEDFIELD, MA 02052
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Ruth Chick

Posted at 12:16pm
My deepest condolences to the Ripley family. Betty was always fun to talk with. I am so sorry for your loss. Ruth Chick

Judy Kerr

Posted at 02:12pm
Betty was a beautiful woman. She also had a wonderful spirit. Betty had a great sense of humor, just a nice person. I so enjoyed knowing her, and going to the policemen's ball, cookouts, etc.. Bettys Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I bet she was one terrific grandmother. Sleep in Peace Betty.
Judy Kerr

Mike Scribner

Posted at 10:20am
My most heartfelt condolences to the entire Ripley family! Although I knew Bob, I really didn't know your mom other than an occasional visit to the drug store! I do however, vividly remember her tooling around town in that bright red "bad to the bone" Firebird, I thought she looked so cool driving it proudly! May they both RIP!

Tom Sweeney

Posted at 07:20pm
Betty Ripley was a wonderful and beautiful not only on the outside but inside also. I remember when I brought my wife Judy and our first son from the hospital. Everybody came to see the baby. Time went so fast . It was Avery hot day in August. All of a sudden we discovered no diapers. So I ran down to the medfield pharmacy. It was just 9:00Pm. The door was just locked. I banged on the door Betty and Norma came to the door. I finally got the diapers for Mike. We all survived. Thanks to Betty.

Harold Pritoni Posted at 08:00am

Please accept my condolences on the passing of Betty. Former Medfield resident and selectman Harry Pritoni.

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