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Official Obituary of

Ramola R. Piwinski

January 31, 1934 ~ March 24, 2024 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Ramola Piwinski Obituary

Heaven gained another angel when Ramola Ruth (Rickley) Piwinski, 90, passed away March 24, 2024, at Finger Lakes Center for Living. Ramola was born in Kansas on January 31, 1934, the eldest daughter of James and Alpha Rickley. Her family moved to New York when she was a child and settled in Moravia. She was active in school playing basketball, softball, and cheerleading. Ramola entered Auburn Memorial School of Nursing at 18. She studied at Sloan-Kettering. While in New York City, she went on a blind date and met her future husband, Paul Piwinski. They married June 4, 1954. Ramola worked at Evans Street Nursing Home, Auburn Memorial Hospital, and Owens Orchards. She also taught nursing at BOCES. Former patients would often tell us how wonderfully she took care of them on 4 Central. She really showed her nursing care and compassion for our father before he passed.

Ramola was an awesome cook and baker, always preparing a delicious meal with a tasty dessert. She looked forward to her family, friends, and neighbors stopping by to share a cup of tea. She enjoyed playing Bridge with her friends, knitting shawls, book club, and Bible study with our dad. She loved going to Edgewater, Hawaii, Florida, Rahway and the Jersey Shore to visit her sister and her family. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grand and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed many Labor Day weekends in Wayne, Maine with her family.

Ramola was predeceased by her husband, Paul Piwinski; sister-in-law, Sharon Piwinski; nephew, Scott Piwinski; brother-in-law, Daniel Martin.

She is survived by her children, Dana (Laurie Carter) Piwinski, Joseph (Liz Basile) Piwinski and Beth (David) Tripp; grandchildren, David (Julie) Piwinski, Mary Brooke (Michael) Walsh, Kristen (Miles) Piwinski, Michael (Darci) Piwinski, Jessie (Brian) Tripp, Steve (Emma) Tripp; great grandchildren, Norah and Maeve Walsh; her sister, Cheryl Martin; her brother-in-law, Jim (Pat) Piwinski; sister-in-law, Margaret Stuhlreyer and stepsisters, Carol Baildon, Barbara LaLonde; and several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the staff of Westminster Manor and also the staff at Finger Lakes Center for Living, who took such good care of our mom. Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Thursday, March 28th from 10am-12pm at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South Street, Auburn.

A funeral service will follow at noon in the funeral home with interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Auburn.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ramola's name may be made Westminster Manor, 81 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021.

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Funeral Service
March 28, 2024

12:00 PM
White Chapel Funeral Home
197 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021

March 28, 2024

10:00 PM to 12:00 PM
White Chapel Funeral Home
197 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021


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