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Claude R. Boyd–Spencer Funeral Home

448 West Main Street, Babylon, NY

OBITUARY

Norman S. Aripotch

April 6, 1927January 7, 2020
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Norman Aripotch, a former Captain of the Babylon Fire Department’s Phoenix Hose Company, and an Army veteran of WWII, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Norman was the beloved husband of the late Mary Aripotch, née Bell, who passed away in 2014.

Norman is survived by his sons and their spouses, David Aripotch and Bonnie Brady of Montauk, NY; Steven Aripotch and Bruce Jones of New York, NY, James and Stephanie Aripotch of Babylon, NY, and his daughter Susan Aripotch of Northeast Harbor, ME., plus eight grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 11th, at the Claude R. Boyd-Spencer Funeral Home, 448 West Main St., Babylon Village, NY from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. and from 7:00 - 9:30 p.m., with a Firematic service to take place at 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, his family has suggested memorial donations may be made to the Conklin House. https://www.villageofbabylonny.gov/conklin-house/volunteer-donate .

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Aripotch, Wife (deceased)
  • Dave Aripotch (Bonnie), Son
  • Sue Aripotch, Daughter
  • Steve Aripotch (Bruce), Son
  • Jim Aripotch (Stephanie), Son
  • Mr. Aripotch, a proud veteran of US Army during WWII,also leaves behind 8 grandchildren.
  • DONATIONS

  • Conklin House

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Firematic Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

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Norman S. Aripotch

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Kim Campi

January 16, 2020

Although I knew Norman Aripotch (he'll always be Mr. Aripotch to me!) since I was probably 6 years old, I feel like I never really knew him until the last 4 or 5 years, when Susan would come down from Maine to visit & invite me for dinner. We'd have these lively conversations about politics, current events, historical events—even pop culture. I was in awe of the breadth of knowledge Mr. Aripotch had. It was such a lovely surprise to discover that this quiet man who I knew for so many years as just a nice man of few words, was really a deeply intelligent, thoughtful man with a lot to say. I’m sorry for all the years I didn’t take the time to get to know him, but grateful for the last few years that I did....

Peter Palumbo

January 14, 2020

I am sorry for your family's loss. I knew Norm from decoy carving circles and had the utmost respect for him. A true GENTLE MAN in every sense.
Godspeed, Norm.

Debbie & John VanBourgondien

January 13, 2020

Norman was a true inspiration. He was the quintessential local hardware store owner. He knew where everything was and how to fix everything.
He was honorable, we loved his sense of humor. Loved his stories...
We were honored to know him.
May he Rest In Peace!

Brad and Debbie Maier

January 12, 2020

Rest In Peace Norm, now you are with Mary and all of your gang up there. Always will remember all the visits to your store!
You were always a great mentor and friend. You will be sorely missed by all of us. Thank you for your sharing and caring for all of us!
It was an honor and privilege for us in the Maier family to call you a dear friend.
Say hello to Mom and Dad, Syd and Gail and all the BFD family who you are now rejoining.
Love to all of your family and our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Love,
Brad and Debbie

Joseph Moscato

January 12, 2020

I’ll always remember Norm’s generosity and kindness to kids. I was about 8 years old in 1958 when I needed a bag of nails for a tree fort I was building behind what is Flanagans today at 367 Dear Park Ave. only had a nickel..... he filled a bag up to the top requiring triple bagging and the use of a wagon tied to the back of my bike. He asked if it was enough and said if I needed more to come back with the empty bags for a refill and no extra charge 🙂...that was the Norman I knew and later served in the BABYLON FIRE DEPT .... PHOENIX HOSE also as ex CAPTAIN. A truly great man as a great roll model 🇺🇸

Tricia Shivock

January 10, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man whose quiet disposition touched many lives. I remember many nights, as I waited for my dad to come home, our paths would cross in the parking lot or at the little dock. He also was a tremendous help when we needed something from the paint store. Always a smile and helping hand. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. With Sympathy, Tricia Shivock (O'Shea)

Ilze Earner

January 10, 2020

I am sorry for your loss. The passing of a parent is one of those mile markers in our lives that needs a pause and a time to reflect and remember.
My condolences - Ilze

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