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Irene T. “Renee” (Tuite) Kippenberger

Family & friends are invited to attend Visiting Hours on Thursday, May 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Rte. 107) Revere, for Irene T. “Renee” (Tuite) Kippenberger, who passed unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 7th at Burlington’s Lahey Medical Center. Her funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Friday, May 10th, at 10:00 a.m. & followed by a celebration of a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church (Corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.) Revere at 11:00 a.m. and immediately followed with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Born in East Boston, the family settled in Revere in the early 1930s, where “Renee” attended schools & was an alumna of Revere High School, Class of 1946. All of her life was spent as the most noble of all careers, as a “Mom” and that she did until Tuesday, May 7th at 8:17 a.m., when God called her home. Mrs. Kippenberger was an associate soloist for Immaculate Conception Parish Community for over 45 years, reverently serving her parish, even after her move to Topsfield, forty-four years ago.

She was the beloved wife of the late Retired Revere Fire Captain Paul F. Kippenberger, Sr., who passed in April of 2005. She is the devoted mother of Ret. Revere Fire Lt. Michael T. Kippenberger, Sr. & his wife, Mary Ellen of Topsfield, Katherine M. Call & her husband, John D. Call Jr. of Danvers & the late Dr. Paul F. Kippenberger, Jr., who passed in August of 2007. She is the cherished grandmother of Michael T. Kippenberger, Jr. & his wife Lauren of Tewksbury, Megan E. Smith & her husband, Colby J. Smith of Kensington, N.H. & Thomas J. Call & his companion, Michaela Quinby of No. Andover. She was the dear sister to the late Anna M. Polcaro, Margaret Tuite & Ret. Revere Fire Capt. Thomas J. Tuite, Jr. She is also lovingly survived by her two (2) great-grandchildren, Michael P. Kippenberger & Brooklyn K. Smith, her sister-in-law, Virginia J. “Ginger” Tuite of Revere & her proud niece, Margaret Mailloux & her husband, Martin of No. Easton, MA.


Visiting Hours

Thursday, May 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Friday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.

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  1. Carol Chalker
    May 9 2019

    Dear Mike and MaryEllen,

    I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing and I am wishing I could be there with you as you have always been for me. I will always remember the way she joined you in supporting me so many years ago and I feel as though I have lost a family member. You are a special family and Mrs. K leaves an empty space in your lives – please know my thoughts are with you all.


  2. Christine MacKay
    May 9 2019

    Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how important she has been to your family, and specifically Mikey’s. He will have wonderful memories. Nothing compares to the loss of your Mom. Tough days ahead, but know you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers!
    Love you,
    Chris MacKay

  3. Mary Ann Bova Silva
    May 7 2019

    Kitty and family,Our hearts are broken for all of you. We were so sad to hear about your mom. She’s always been like an aunt to us. We loved her so much. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless

    Mary Ann Bova Silva and Family

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