Rose Ripel

Rose Ripel of Cutchogue died Sept. 7 at the Smithtown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care. She was 96 years old.

Family members said she enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Ms. Ripel was predeceased by her husband, Charles, on May 17, 2001. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara, of Cutchogue, Karel Amaranth of Piermont, N.Y., and Rosemary Sinniger of Pennington, N.J.; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. A celebration of Ms. Ripel’s life will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, at her daughter’s home.