Erminia "Irma" DiRisio, 88, of Oxford, NJ passed away on December 17, 2022 at St. Luke's Warren Hospital with loved ones by her side.
Irma was born on September 26, 1934 to the late Donato Gagliardo and Rose Batali.
Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. Irma was born in Paterson; she first visited Warren County with a relative, where she met her sweetheart, Raymond, at his family farm in Washington. Very soon after, in 1952, she relocated to Washington as a young bride. She was a wonderful cook who enjoyed making traditional Italian dishes for her loved ones. She raised her family and worked alongside her husband at Piney Ridge Farm, where they first met. In 1962, they founded Warren County Liquors which they owned and operated together until they retired in 1996. Irma enjoyed traveling to Austria, Italy, Bermuda, the Outer Banks, and across the US.
She loved life and lived it with humor, grace, and beauty. If she wasn't humming a tune, she was laughing melodiously. Above all, her faith and family was most important to her.
She is survived by her children; Raymond and wife Sue Feenstra DiRisio and Thomas DiRisio, grandchildren; Daniel DiRisio and wife Heather Noel DiRisio, Dana DiRisio, and Marissa DiRisio and husband Michael Vittoria. Irma also leaves behind her cherished great grandchildren; Camryn Raye Coates and Samuel DiRisio.
In addition to her parents, Irma is preceded in death by her beloved husband and soulmate, Raymond (2010), her brother, Johnny, sister, Lena and twin sister Josephine
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Irma's name to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org/ or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital http://www.stjude.org/.
Family and friends may pay their respects on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:30 PM at Warren Hills Memorial Home, 234 West Washington Ave., Washington, NJ 07882. A service celebrating Irma's life will take place in the funeral home at 7:30 PM. Burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery will be held privately.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Warren Hills Memorial Home. To send an online condolence please visit www.warrenhillsmemorialhome.com.
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