Message of Sympathy
RIPLEY / PORTLAND - Marian G. (Ostrander) Campagna, "Grandma Ripley", age 93, of Portland, NY, formerly of Ross St., Ripley, NY, died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center of Erie, PA.
Marian was born on June 17, 1919 in Ripley, NY , the daughter of the late Ernest and Esther (Current) Ostrander.
A long time Ripley resident, "Grandma Ripley", as she was known, was a member of the Ripley United Methodist Church and had been the Cafeteria Manager for Ripley Central School for 25 years. She had been active in Girl Scouting for over 60 years and was a Girl Scout Alumni and a member of the Ripley Firemen's Auxiliary. Marian had been the coordinator of the Ripley Community Food Pantry and was honored as the Community Citizen of the Year in 2002 by the Town of Ripley. She loved being around her family and friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Marty (Leo) Franze of Brocton, NY and her son, Robert (Pat) Campagna of Grants Pass, OR. She was the proud Grandmother of; Carolyn M. (Gary) Magnuson of Brocton, NY, Brenda Gerould of Portland, Rebecca (Brion) Bovee of North East, PA, Nadine Campagna, Mark Campagna and Rob Campagna, all of California. She is further survived by 9 Great grandchildren and 8 Great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, V. James Campagna, whom she married on September 10, 1936 and who died on November 8, 1989.
No Calling hours will be observed. Family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Service to be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 25, 2013 at The Ripley United Methodist Church, West Main St., Ripley, NY. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Ripley Community Food Pantry, 66 East Main St., Ripley, NY 14775 or to the Brocton Fire Dept., 80 Lake Avenue, Brocton, NY 14716 or The Portland Fire Dept., 6481 West Main Rd., Portland, NY 14769.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, NY 14787. Log on to www.masonfuneral.com to send the Campagna family a message of sympathy.
a Message of Sympathy
Please accept my deepest sympathy for I too know the pain of losing someone as special as a mom. May your family find comfort as I have in knowing that our loving heavenly Father promises us that very soon he will 'swallow up death forever, and certainly wipe the tears from all faces.' (Isaiah 25:8) What a wonderful day that will be!
Written by K. Jackson
2013-01-22 12:21:51 PM
I have very fond memories of Mrs. Campagna. She was the always smiling woman at the end of the lunch line who punched your card and reminded you to eat the vegetables. She knew every student by name and was so kind to all. My dad preferred her cooking to my mom's! My sincere sympathy for your loss, she was a grand lady who touched many lives.
Written by Carol and David Mellors
2013-01-22 6:56:11 AM
Growing up on Ross Street, The Bray kids knew Marian as a wonderful neighbor. She was a beautiful lady. She also helped to make our mother's final years in her home better by being a friend. One mom could always count on. She will be missed but never forgotten. My condolences to her family.
Written by Connie Schultz
2013-01-23 4:08:23 PM
Marty, I am so very sorry about your Mom's passing. I remember meeting her years ago and remember how sweet she was. If she liked playing cards maybe she can join and and play with Aunt Ginny and my Mom.
Written by Tim & Tracy MacDonald
2013-01-23 4:50:05 PM
To all of Mrs. Campagna family and friends,
Mrs. Campagna was a very wonderful,devoted and dedicated lady. She was my girl scout leader for all of my girlscouts years. These memories are very cherished and will never forget. We had so much fun and learn so many things along with her long time partner in scouts Teddy Yuston. I'm very sorry for your loss, she will be truly miss, and never forgotten. She really did make a difference in many peoples life, and a great asset to the Ripley community in more ways than one. There is another angle up in heaven. God Bless all of you.
Written by Sharon & Dan (Pratt) Foster
2013-01-23 8:31:34 PM
Marty and Bob: It was with a heavy heart that I received word about your Mom. Growing up and living next door to you and your parents was a wonderful experience.Sandy and I were up to Ripley this past October and spent about two hours sitting on her porch and talking about the way life was back then. She was a sweet and beautiful lady. As your past neighbor,she will not be forgotten. David and Sandy Churray.
Written by DAvid and Sandy Churray
2013-01-25 1:54:45 PM
BOB AND MARTY
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, YOUR MOM WAS A WONDERFUL LADY AND A SPECIAL FRIEND TO MY MOM.
SHE WILL BE MISSED.
JIM AND JODY SCHERMERHORN
Written by Jim and Jody Schermerhorn
2013-01-26 11:04:59 AM
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Written by Humberto Humberto
2013-02-14 1:07:51 AM