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Ripepi Funeral Home Obituary

MICHELE A. CORTESE (nee Perkowski), age 58; of Litchfield; beloved wife of Lee for 37 years; loving mother of Amanda and Tyler; dearest grandmother of Grady; dear sister of David and Doug Perkowski. The family suggest contributions to The Pancreatic Cancer Network,

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Lee, Amanda, Tyler and Grady, our hearts go out to you on Michele's passing. She was very kind and will be missed. You can count on us for anything you might need.

Mike and Petie

We are so sorry, Lee. Had no idea she was in this terrible battle. She was beautiful. Prayers for your strength and peace.
Hugs, Carl and Jerrie Looney

Our deepest sympathy to the family. Rest in peace. I am your cousin...Her mother is my first cousin.

Michele was a joy to work with and a sweet friend to meet each time we ran into each other. My heart breaks for her family .

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy and sorrow for Lee, Amanda, Tyler and her sweet grandson Grady. Michelle was a sweetheart. We shared laughter and good times. Michelle never had a mean word for anyone. The most important memories are those of family, friends and the times that she and Lee allowed us to share in their lives. Remembering all those moments and memories are the greatest gift we all share of Michelle. Lets remember those times and the laughter.
Your are all in our...

Michele will be dearly missed. She was the kindest most caring person we've ever known Our thoughts, prayers & love are with your family
Jeff & Donna Grey

It is with deepest sympathy we wish healing upon your family and may God bless you during your time of grief. Let us know if you need anything. Praying for your family.

Lee,Amanda and Tyler please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jan & John

I would like to express my condolences to the family. May the love ❤ around you help you though this most difficult time.