April 10, 1957 - March 29, 2021
Walter F. Ripley Jr., known to many as "Skip", passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2021, in North Attleboro, MA. He was 63 years old. Born on April 10, 1957 in Norwood, MA, Skip was the son of the late Walter F. Ripley Sr., and Mary E. Ripley. Skip grew up in North Attleboro, MA with his siblings, Nancy Laviolette of Attleboro, Robert F. Van Ness of Plainville, the late Raymond Ripley of Attleboro and the late Allen Ripley of Attleboro. Skip worked for Rainbow Movers for over 30 years. He was a big fan of baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox, a team in which his father, and brother Allen had both played for in the past. Skip also enjoyed football and was an avid fan of the New England Patriots. One of his major joys was watching his oldest grandson, Leo play football for the Town of North Attleboro. He was an avid pool player and never missed out on buying his daily lottery tickets. Skip enjoyed being active, playing with his grandchildren, and making those around him laugh. Skip is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Karen E. Ripley of North Attleboro, to whom he was married to for 34 years. He will be deeply, and eternally missed by his daughters Heather Ripley, and her spouse Leo Larocque of North Attleboro, and Tayla Ripley and her fiancé Ali Kruja of Attleboro. Skip was a doting "Papa" to his 5 precious grandchildren, Leo, Rylan, Sienna, Ava, and Ali. They will forever treasure the many happy memories they shared with him. Memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, April 9th at the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St. Attleboro, MA. A funeral home service will be held immediately following the visitation at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Towne Street, North Attleboro. For the safety of those who wish to pay their respects, please do so in accordance with CDC, Federal and State guidelines including social distancing and the use of face masks.
Walter F. Ripley Jr., known to many as "Skip", passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2021, in North Attleboro, MA. He was 63 years old. Born on April 10, 1957 in Norwood, MA, Skip was the son of the late Walter F. Ripley Sr., and Mary... View Obituary & Service Information
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