WAYLAND — Moses Garippa of 10193 County Route 92, Wayland NY, was called to the Lord on November 26, 2017 at the age of 88, after a year-long battle with cancer.
Moses, son of Teresina and Orazio Garippa, grew up with nine siblings on the homestead farm in North Hornell. He fell in love and married his high school sweetheart, Sally (Sarah) Harvey Garippa. They lovingly raised their six children on the family farm in Canaseraga where he worshiped the Lord and taught his family to do the same.
Mose and Sally lived in Canaseraga, as well as in Warsaw, for many years where they made many lifelong friends. In 2002, they decided to move to Wayland to be closer to their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mose touched many people throughout his enriched and blessed life. He enjoyed playing music in his earlier years with his dance band and enjoyed singing with his family and in the church choir. He owned and operated the Dansville Farm Supply for many years where the entire family worked, grew up and learned important life lessons under his loving hand. He was the Supervisor for the Town of Burns, accountant for several small towns and business owners, and prepared income taxes in his local business, Garippa-Wallace Income Tax in Dansville.
Moses is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Sally; their children Teresa Hoyt, Lynette Wallace, Christine Mark, John (Lynne) Garippa, Nancy Standish, and son-in-law Doug Frenyea; 14 grandchildren - Carmen Vegder, Aaron Bridge, Geoff (Heather) Hoyt, Jennifer Hoyt, John (Stephania) Wallace, Joe Wallace, Jessica (Aaron) Frenyea, Julia (Steve) Becker, Matt (Kim) Garippa, Caitlin Garippa, Alysa Mapes, Ethan Mapes, Ashley Standish and Erica Standish; and 11 blessed great-grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Helen Capizzano, Lydia Buza, Jonathan (Virginia) Garippa, sister-in-law Ann Garippa and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sisters Mary Pardine, Antionette Bruno and Christine Eleiott; and his brothers, David, Philip and Abraham Garippa; his daughter Jeanne Frenyea and sons-in-law Fred Hoyt and Tedd Wallace.
Friends of Mose are invited to call Friday, December 1st, from 1 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm at the Baird Funeral Home, 300 West Naples Street, Wayland NY 14572. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 2 at 11 a.m. at the Wayland Methodist Church, 3 East Avenue, Wayland NY 14572.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Church, the Vincent House, or Steuben County Comfort Care.