Kathleen Ippolito, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, great-grandmother, aunt, and, for many years, a committed attender of Tottenville Evangelical Free Church, went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 15, 2023, at the age of 87.
Kathleen was born in Manchester, England, lived through the bombings that occurred there during World War II, and moved to the United States soon after meeting and marrying her husband, George, who was in England during his service in the air-force. Impressively, throughout the years that followed she used her home to regularly host many family members from England, as well as family nearby, preparing large amounts of food and, during the holidays, buying large amounts of toys. Her hospitality extended beyond biological family. Both she and her husband opened their home to Christians and guests, both young and old, who came for a Friday night Bible study. And when that moved to Tottenville Evangelical Free Church, she and her husband became fixtures at the Friday night and Sunday morning services.
During her life, Kathleen enjoyed talking to/ spending time with family, including traveling back to England, cooking, purchasing things for others, being at church, and listening to music.
Her life impacted many in both direct and indirect ways, and she will be missed greatly.
Appropriately, Jesus’s statement in John 14:6 - that He is the way, the truth, and the life, and that no one can come to Father except through Him - was one that was on her lips much in her last weeks, and it was part of the passage of Scripture that was read to her right before she went home to be with Him.
The viewing will be held at Bedell Pizzo funeral home on Sunday, March 19th, from 3 to 7 p.m.