ALLOUEZ TWP. - Patricia M. Rippa, 77, of Allouez Township, passed away on November 16, 2013, at the Houghton County Medical Care Facility.
She was born on October 21, 1936, in Allouez, a daughter of Thomas and Esther Hodges. She attended Allouez Schools and graduated from Calumet High School.
She was employed by Keweenaw County, first at the courthouse as a deputy clerk, and later at the Road Commission as an accountant until her retirement in 1998.
She was married to Robert Rippa on September 18, 1954.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Rippa; her parents; and a brother, John Hodges.
She is survived by her husband, Robert of Mohawk; a daughter, Lori (Terry) Reilly of Ahmeek; grandchildren, Christopher (Tina) Johnson, Stacy (Josh) Teddy, Donna (John) Karvonen and Benjamin and Terrence Reilly, Jr.; three great-grandchildren, Trevor, Daylon and Josie; a sister, Sandra (John) Kuslak; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service will be at noon on Wednesday in the Erickson-Crowley-Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet with Pastor Peter Vorhes to officiate. Visitation will be in the funeral home for an hour before the service.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson. com.