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152 Worcester Street
PO Box 75
North Grafton, MA 01536
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Debra S.
Ripsz

September 15, 1960 – April 24, 2018

Debra Ripsz
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"Sensei Deb - You will always be in our hearts. Thank you for sharing your amazing spirit with us. And thank you for all the encouragement..."
— The Schelling Family
"We are all saddened over the loss of Sensei Deb. She was was a one of a kind teacher who our son was fortunate to learn from for over five..."
— Yarrow Family
"RIP Sensei Deb. With Love Sahithi."
— Sahithi Pudota family

Obituary for Debra S. Ripsz

GRAFTON/WESTBOROUGH: “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else” – Booker T. Washington. Debra S. Ripsz lived selflessly, inspiring and impacting the lives of everyone in her circle of family and friends. She passed away peacefully on April 24th surrounded by her loving family who honor her legacy by loving unconditionally. Debra was born in Worcester in September of 1960 and resided in Westboro for the past 22 years. She lived a life that was aptly described as having more width than it did length through her adventurous spirit marked by skiing, kayaking and catamaran racing to name a few. Deb made everyone feel special and inspired us to live better lives. She never lost her sense of humor and had an unmistakable laugh that would stand out in any crowd. Deb was a top ranked 6th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate. Her love of martial arts and her business Defensewise, located in Grafton, with its strong core values, will live on through all her students and those who taught beside her. Debra leaves behind her siblings, Donna Towne and her son Alex, Stephen Ripsz and his wife Karen and their children Brandon and Kayleen as well as her mother Jean Enhus. She was predeceased by her father Steve Ripsz and loving grandmother Elsie Biscardi. Debra’s family asks that you join them in celebrating her life and legacy Sunday April 29th from 2pm to 5pm at Roney Funeral Home 152 Worcester St. N. Grafton, MA 01536 followed by a Remembrance Service at 5pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Debra Ripsz Scholarship Fund c/o Donna Towne 14 Shepherd Road Westborough, MA 01581.
A Book of Memories to share how Debra left a lasting impact on your life, or a favorite memory is available online at:
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When Sunday, April 29th, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location
Roney Funeral Home
Address
152 Worcester St.
N. Grafton, MA 01536
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When
Sunday, April 29th, 2018 5:00pm
Location
Roney Funeral Home
Address
152 Worcester St.
N. Grafton, MA 01536