Antonino Gallippi

March 28, 1935February 15, 2021

On Monday, February 15, 2021, Antonino Gallippi, loving husband, father of three, and grandfather of seven, passed away at the age of 85.

Antonino was born on March 28, 1935 in Filogaso, Italy to Antonio Gallippi and Agata Arena.

At the age of 23, he left the country he loved and the family he adored to follow his dream of living in the United States. On May 31, 1964, he married Caterina (Rina) Lopreiato of S. Onofrio, Italy. They raised one son, Antonio (Tony), and two daughters, Agata (Tina) and Caterina (Cathy). Antonino was a hard-working cement mason who dedicated his life to his family. He had a passion for his vegetable garden, fruit trees, and homemade wine.

Antonino was preceded in death by his father, Antonio, and his mother, Agata, and his three sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Rina, and his children and grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Raleigh, NC at 12:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be live-streamed and recorded. To view the livestream you may do so below within "View Livestream".

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Catholic Parish Outreach ( or the American Stroke Association (

To leave an online condolence for the family, you may do so within "Add A Memory".


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    Friday, February 19, 2021


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Jim Carchidi

February 20, 2021

Rina and Family,
A message of sincere condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jim and Jen Carchidi

Paula, Joe, and Justin Brannagan

February 19, 2021

I am writing this on behalf of all my siblings; Dom, Terri, Carmen, and their families as well as my parents when I say..... We wish we could of been with all of you today! It was difficult to not be there to help support and comfort you during this time. We have so many great memories together with all of our families as we were growing up. The holidays were always so special for my siblings and I. We couldn’t wait to see everyone and stay up later than usual. I still remember going to your house and listening to our parents talk around the big dining room table as we sat from a distance at the “kids” table in the kitchen and then in the basement your dad finished. We love all of you dearly! We will miss you Uncle Tony! God bless all of you!

Terri Kieffer

February 19, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Tony will be greatly missed. He was a wonderful man and a loving Godfather. We wish we could have been there with you all today. Sending lots of love and prayers.

With love,
Terri, Kenny, Sam, Jesse, and Savannah Kieffer

Dino Rullo

February 19, 2021

Thank you for being my Godfather .
You will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

Mario, Rose Rullo

February 19, 2021

With are deepest sympathy and care.
Love the Rullo family..

Rosa & Angela Rottura

February 19, 2021

Cara Rina & Family, With sorrow and a heavy heart, we pray. Although we were not close in distance, our memories and love are deep. Torino life was a blessing & he was truly blessed by those who loved him. Now he is rejoicing in God’s care. Please have courage. I know our faith will sustain us.

Mr.and Mrs. Gary Garda

February 18, 2021

Rina,and family,
Our hearts go out to you at this sad time.Please know that our
prayers and thoughts are with you all,Your beautiful family is a true
testament to the wonderful man Antonio was.His memory will live
on in all of you,God bless.
Gary and Gina Garda ❤️🙏

Leonard Rattini

February 18, 2021

I met Antonino at his daughter “Caterina 's” house, where she lives across from my daughter, Laura. By going to my daughter house, Laura told me, I need to meet Antonino and wife, Rina. I then met, and their having dinner, welcome me to eat and have a drink of wine. Antonino insisted to have a drink, and without words, Rina puts foods in front of me. Immediately brings back, Italian welcome memories when I grew up. Antonino was humble sweet person. Regard, Leonard Rattini

Joe DiLeo

February 18, 2021

Sending our deepest sympathy. What a strong wonderful man! A true angel. We are blessed to have know him and to have shared such great memories.

With much Love-
Joe, Michelle DiLeo and Family

Kelly and Nader Moniri

February 18, 2021

Dear Rina and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that although we can’t be with you today, we are thinking of you. We are lucky to have met such an amazing man. We pray for peace and comfort over your beautiful family.

With love,

Kelly, Nader, Conner, Addison, and Ryan Moniri