Phyllis Ann Dellaripa-Kranmas

June 13, 1943September 15, 2021

Phyllis Ann Dellaripa-Kranmas, 78, of East Hartford, beloved wife for 50 years of Cecil A. Kranmas, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Hartford Hospital. Born in Hartford on June 13, 1943, she was the daughter of the late John Michael and Ida “Molly” (Ruggiero) Dellaripa and had lived in the area all her life. Phyllis was a graduate of Weaver High School and worked as a pharmacy technician at Rite Aid. She was a huge fan of Elvis and enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her family.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Phyllis will be forever missed by her devoted husband Cecil; two daughters, Carla Kranmas and husband Anthony Williams of East Hartford and Karen Therian and husband Todd Therian of Enfield; seven adored grandchildren, Ashley, John and Marc Kranmas and Jordan, Samantha, Joshua and Justin Therian and four cherished great-grandchildren, Ariana, Alexander (AJ), Carter and Cayson. She is also survived by four brothers, Robert Dellaripa and wife Jennifer of Feeding Hills, MA, Nicholas Dellaripa of East Hartford, Frederick Dellaripa and wife Janet of Manchester and Richard Dellaripa and wife Laura of Marietta, GA; her sister, Pamela Dellaripa of Manchester and many dear nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends who will all miss her dearly. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Michael Dellaripa and two sisters, Molly Masiuk and Maria Dellaripa. Special thanks to the staff of Hartford Healthcare and the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center for their care and compassion.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 21, at 10 a.m. at St. Christopher Church of St. Edmund Campion Parish, 538 Brewer Street, East Hartford. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Hartford. Family and friends may call on Monday from 4-6 p.m. at the D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Masks are required for all indoor services. Donations in Phyllis’ memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To share a memory of Phyllis with her family, please visit


  • Public Visitation

    Monday, September 20, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021


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Patty Geary

September 21, 2021

I worked with your mom for over 13 years she was a wonderful lady I will miss her God bless her sending prayers to the family

Heather Burke

September 21, 2021

I Remeber her since I was younger to doing dance classes with her daughters to hanging at her house and working with her as well. She was such a blessing to anyone she was around. She will be missed may she rip and give her family strength to get through this hard time . 🙏❤️🙏


September 17, 2021

Family, Im sorry I cant make it to CT for the services. Phyllie went through so much the last few years. Shes one of the strongest women I know who never put herself first. I wish her happiness and peace now that shes pain free, reunited with family...and, of course, gets to meet Elvis.

Deb Kizilski

September 17, 2021

Ashley I’m so sorry to hear about your grandmother. Phyllis was such a nice lady who I met many years ago at rite aid always smiling.

Aarti Kotecha

September 16, 2021

So sorry for your loss Carla. May her Soul Rest in Peace.