Harold M. Cipollone, 78, of Hernando, FL, died on October 25, 2018. Always one to stand out, he was a leap-year baby, born on February 29, 1940 in Bronx, NY to the late Michael and Violet (Berry) Cipollone, from whom he inherited his work ethic, love of pinochle and sense of humor. He served honorably in the National Guard and after a successful career retired as co-owner of C&F Plumbing and Heating in Scarsdale, NY. Harold and his wife retired to Terra Vista in 2002, where he became an avid golfer who enjoyed playing pool, poker, and other card games with friends. Harold was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister. He earned the distinction of 4th Degree Knight of the KOC, and could often be seen leading Bingo night at the KOC Hall in Lecanto. His other memberships included the Italian American Club and the Inverness Elks Lodge #2522.
Harry will be missed by his surviving family, including his wife of 52 years Elaine Cipollone of Hernando, FL and his five daughters: Cathy Tilley and her husband Jeff; Christine Demetros and her husband Brett; Theresa Ryan; Cara Walsh and her husband Bill; and Diane Cipollone and her husband Ed Black. Harry is also survived by his sister Margaret Hehn of Beverly Hills, FL, and his 10 adoring grandchildren: Andrew, Julia, Samantha, Courtney, Logan, Megan, Owen, Harriet, Tegan and Cassius.
His family will receive friends at Heinz Funeral Home on Monday, October 29, 2018 from the hours of 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, with a Rosary at 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Beverly Hills, FL.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to The Tampa General Hospital Foundation in memory of Harold Cipollone. To donate: Visit www.tgh.org/make-gift, call (813) 844-8217 or mail a check to the TGH Foundation at PO Box 1289, Tampa, FL 33601.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL.