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LILLIAN FRANCES (RIGGOTT) WALLACE

May 8, 1921 ~ August 14, 2019 (age 98)

LILLIAN WALLACE (nee Riggott) age 98. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Borrhello, Kenneth Maskell and Bunyan Wallace. Loving mother of Beverly Borrhello, Sandra Stotler (late Sam), Barbara Ragon (late Victor), Robert Borrhello (Suzanne) and Ralph Borrhello. Cherished grandmother of Kim (Jim) Lori (Andy), William (Linda), David (Judy) Scott (Michelle), Victor (Debbie) Perry (Amanda), Natalie, Susan (Kevin), Greg (deceased) Matthew, Brian (Ashley), Sara, Paige and Rachel. Great grandmother of Eric, Tricia, Michael Haley, William, Arron, Zachary, David, Heather, Jessica, Daniel, Brandon, Victoria, Victor, Joseph, Katie, Luke, Cole, Clay, Connor, Corey, Ryan, Mara, Kyle, Tyler, Raquel, Boston and Lucia and great great grandmother of Caiden, Joshua, Dylon, Emerson, Tyler, Linsey, Timmy, Easton, Trent, Daniel, Elliot, Victor, Vincent, Anthony, Joseph and Audrey. Dear sister of the late Jack Riggott, Hester Baker, Frank Riggott, Helen Fernandez and George Riggott.  

Lillian was born in Ballston (now Arlington), Virginia and grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She met Anthony Borrhello at Remington Arms making munitions during WW II while he was serving in the US Army. They married and moved to Ohio and began to have a family. By the age of 35 she was a widow with 5 children ages 11 months to 15 years. For the next 18 years she dedicated her life to her family, keeping them together and doing her best to make sure they stayed that way. Twenty years after Anthony’s passing she married Kenneth Maskell who was the Fire Chief of Parma Heights, Ohio, They were married for 20 years until he passed.

Ten years later at the age of 79 she married Bunyan Wallace who was a retired Baptist Minister until his passing. She was deeply religious, had a great sense of humor and was an avid writer of poetry. She volunteered at Southwest General Hospital for 20 years bringing joy to everyone she met.

During her life of 98 years, she touched thousands of people with her love and humor. She was deeply devoted to her mother and her family throughout her life and spent her final years surrounded by her loving family and friends at Generations Senior Living in Berea. NO FLOWERS PLEASE. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Bartholomew Church, Tuesday August 20, 2019 at 9:30 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends received Monday 3 – 8 PM at the A. RIPEPI AND SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OH (West of I-71).

CROSS REFERENCES:

BORRHELLO – see WALLACE NOTICE

RAGON – see WALLACE NOTICE

STOTLER – see WALLACE NOTICE    

 

 

 

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