Lillian M Dietz, 83, of Red Hook, NY and formerly of Monroe, NY, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY with her loving family by her side.
Born as a twin on January 4, 1934, in Jersey City, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Rosario and Mildred (Siano) Garippa. On September 11, 1954 Lillian married the love of her life, Charles E. Dietz, Jr in Jersey City, NJ. Her loving husband of 62 years predeceased her on November 22, 2016.
Family and friends were Lillian's passion and joy. Lillian devoted her life to her husband Charlie and to raising her three loving children; later also enjoying her loving granddaughters. She enjoyed her many years in Monroe, NY and Toms River, NJ and made many lifelong friends along the way. In addition to raising her family, Lillian was a longtime award- winning Avon sales representative. Lillian had such a loving heart and beautiful soul, and she will be dearly missed.
Lillian was very devoted to her Roman Catholic faith, she was a communicant of St. Christopher's Church in Red Hook. Lillian previously was an active member of St. Anastasia Church in Harriman, NY and was an active member of the Catholic Daughters of Monroe, where she performed many charitable acts of kindness to people in need.
Lillian is survived by her three children; Donna (Bill) Downs of Howell, MI, Lisa (Jim) Obrizok of Red Hook, NY, and Charles (Veronica) Dietz, III of Cos Cob, CT; her siblings, Dominic Garippa of Jersey City, NJ, twin sister, Frances Muldoon of Toms River, NJ, Rose Tesauro of Jersey City, NJ.; two granddaughters, Jill and Jenna Obrizok of Red Hook; along with many step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, extended family, and friends.
She was predeceased by her sisters, Phyllis Garippa, Louise Gaffey, and Grace Heim.
The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Lillian during her latest illness, including her devoted caregivers, Shelby Wilson, Iris Weisner, and Nicole Lawrence, and all the nursing staff and doctors in the ICU and CT Step Down at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
Friends may call at the Burnett & White Funeral Homes on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm and Thursday from 9 to 10:30 am.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at St. Christopher's Church, Red Hook, NY. Interment will be private at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hook.
Memorial donations may be made in Lillian's memory to: St. Christopher's Church, 7411 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571; the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Margaret Mary #768 Road 2 Box 45 Shepard Drive, Monroe, NY 10950 or the American Heart Association, 301 Manchester Rd. Suite 105, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook, NY.
For directions, or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.Burnett-White.com.