Obituary Details

Lillian Rose Scarpinito

April 10, 1981 - August 15, 2013

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St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
Date:
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Notes

Lillian Rose Scarpinito of Raleigh, NC, lost her well-fought battle with brain cancer and aphasia on Thursday, August 15th 2013.

Lilly is survived by loving parents, Frank and Debbie Scarpinito (nee LaMarsh), her devoted aunts and uncles and cherished Goddaughter, Makaylah. Lilly also leaves behind an extremely large extended family. She is predeceased by her adoring maternal Grandmother, Lillian LaMarsh, her paternal Grandparents, Joe and Rose Scarpinitio.

Lillian was about to graduate from ECU with a BS in Education and a BA in English when she was diagnosed. In addition to her studies, she was student-teaching a high school honors class, tutoring students and working part time to put herself through school. Lilly's love for books and literature was surpassed only by her love of her friends and family. She loved anything Arthurian, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, but her heart belonged to Edgar Allen Poe.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, August 20th from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm at the funeral home. An evening service will take place at 7:30pm to allow family and friends an opportunity to share in the great memories of Lillian.

Church service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi, 11401 Leesville Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613 with a one hour gathering prior to the 11:00 am mass.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Lillian to the St. Jude Foundation at www.stjude.org or by calling 800-805-5856.
Posted by:
Diane landusky Riccio
Posted on:
July 27, 2014
Lilly...you are truly missed by more people then I think you could ever imagine.
You touched the life of soo many with your love and acceptance of others.
I know you are watching over your mom and dad...you are their angel and you are watching over them...
We look to you for strength...you are the true meaning of strength...a fighter...thank you for your love! Until we meet again...forever love...D
Posted by:
nicole
Posted on:
June 9, 2014
I met Lilly at my sisters wedding. I have never met anyone with a heart as pure as her. Her smile and love came with no strings attached.
Posted by:
Aunt Bimbo
Posted on:
June 9, 2014
Sweet, sweet Lil'.....The world is a different place without you. There is a little less laughter and it seems a little less brighter. Fortunately, we have so many wonderful memories that we can find the laughter and sunshine you took with you in remembering you. There has been no sweeter soul, kinder heart, truer friend, loving eyes or braver fighter in this world. We miss you every single day, sweet girl, and we always will. Until we meet again, Aunt Bimbo will keep your smile in her heart. Oh, did you see me tell the Aunt Bimbo story at the wake? We were a hit 🙂 Love you, my girl.
Posted by:
peter rohde
Posted on:
June 9, 2014
Lillian I just want to tell you how much I miss you and love you I think about you everyday are you hanging out with Gus tell him I miss him too Love U Both
Posted by:
Annie Nice
Posted on:
August 22, 2013
I am so sad to hear about Lily passing, I was to visit last week, but got sick and did not make it. I wish I had pushed myself, so I could have been in her company for one last time she was a beautiful person inside and out, always excited about music and events, and life, a huge fan of Scotland's Albannach
and all things Celtic. In our Celtic world , passing is simply part of the circle of life, she is free of pain, and we will all meet again. Slainte Lily, love Annie
Posted by:
Tom and Donna Sokol
Posted on:
August 22, 2013
Debbie and Frank you have our most sincere sympathies and prayers in the loss of your beautiful daughter, Lillian. She was a sweet person and we know the light of your lives. Our thoughts will be with you in the days to come. God bless Tom and Donna Sokol
Posted by:
Dianne Rodwell
Posted on:
August 21, 2013
I just found out about Lilly's passing on FB. am so sorry to learn this, she was a beautiful soul and made me so happy every time I saw her. She was a blessing to everyone she met.
Posted by:
Ana
Posted on:
August 20, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3,4 states "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. Hope these words give you a new hope.
Posted by:
Whit and Dee Hill
Posted on:
August 20, 2013
What a precious girl you are, Lil! Our hearts are so sad because we will miss you. You may not be here on earth, but you and your Vigo(although he scared me) will stay in our hearts and memories always. Thank you, Lil, for being such a blessing to your parents and you aunts and all who know you, and for being so sweet to our family. Emily and John and Anna all truly adore you. Debbie and Frankie, I know there are no words to say to take the pain away. Just know that we are here for you and we love you. We pray and ask the Lord for peace that passes all understanding for you and your family. With love, Whit, Dee, Emily, John and Anna Hill
Posted by:
Jim and Karen Barlow
Posted on:
August 19, 2013
We will always be thankful to have had Lilly in our lives.She will always have a special place in our hearts.She made all of those around her realize that the world was a better place becouse Lilly was in it.Lilly always glowed with love and laughter.Just being around her made my day brighter.I will never forget the fun we had working at the Halloween Zone.I will always be thankful for the love,light and joy she brought to my family and I.My granddaughter Summer loved it when Lilly would help her with her hair and makeup at Halloween.It was something she looked forward to every year.Summer has always believed that Lilly was one of the best people in the world.I agree!Lilly you will be missed by all of those who were lucky enough to have had you in their world.thank you for the love and joy that you brought to our family!You will always be with us in our hearts and memories.We love you Lilly.Rest in Peace.
Posted by:
Monica Deaver McGlamory
Posted on:
August 19, 2013
Lily, I only met you a handful of times but I can honestly say that you made me smile every time I was in your presence. You had a glow about you that radiated kindness, happiness, and love. Not many people walk this earth with that ability. Though you are no longer with us your memory will live on in the minds and hearts of every person who was lucky enough to have met you.
Lilies family: There are not words enough in any language known to man to express to you my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. To lose such an amazing person is sad all on it's own, for that person to be your child, well that's an immeasurable pain that I hate to see anyone go through. Very sorry for your loss.
Posted by:
Becky Blount
Posted on:
August 19, 2013
My heart aches to hear about Lilly, a beautiful person inside and out. I will always cherish the memories of going to see Riverdance, having dinner and drinks after work and hearing about her adventures with her best friend, Dana. I miss her giggle a lot. It is truely an honor to have been one of the many people who's lives she blessed with her kindness. My deepest condolences to her family, friends and her best friend, Dana.
Posted by:
Joey Hoying
Posted on:
August 19, 2013
Lilly,
I always remember all the fun times that we had while in high school. The times that you, Dana, Frank, Chris, Jennifer, Maria and myself all hung out at your folks house for hours on end, laughing, cutting up, just having a wonderful time. What an amazingly sweet smile and laugh you had. I know that Dana is needing you to look after her and I know that you will. God bless you and all of your family.
Posted by:
Bridget Mulder Way
Posted on:
August 18, 2013
Lilly, I always saw with a smile, you will be missed greatly. You fought bravely and your strength was an inspiration to everyone. Twinkle some stars while you're in Heaven so we know you're waving at us. Prayers to your family and friends.
Posted by:
Anthony Deaver
Posted on:
August 18, 2013
Debbie & Frank,
I am so glad that I was fortunate enough to know Lilly, though it seemed that time passed much too quickly. I want you to know that I have always appreciated what you did for me back then and I truly wish I had shown it better. I will always remember her as the most loving person I have ever met. She will be sorely missed by everyone that knew her.

Love always,

Anthony
Posted by:
Jenny wren wimberly
Posted on:
August 18, 2013
I am not sure if you remember me but I went to brevard college with Lilly. I also came to house once with Shannon mcguigan. Anyway I just wanted to say I am so sorry for your loss. Lilly was such a beatiful woman inside and out. She will be truly missed. If there is anything I can do please let me know.
Posted by:
Randy and Kay Deaver
Posted on:
August 17, 2013
We never saw Lily without a smile on her face and laughter in her voice.She will be missed by all.
Posted by:
Ronnie and Renee Sessoms
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
To Jonelle and family I want to let you know that you are in my prayers. There are no words that can replace the loss. I am at a lost for words but this beautiful angel is no longer suffering. I love you and will keep you in prayer.
Posted by:
Sheila Bishop, Laura Proctor's Mom
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
Lil, you lived alife ao very full of love: for your family, your friends, life, and beautiful words. These are for you...
" What other words, we may almost ask, are memorable and worthy to be repeated than those which love has inspired? It is wonderful that they were ever uttered. They are few and rare indeed, like a strain of music, they are incessantly repeated and modulated by memory." Henry David Thoreau
Posted by:
Eileen Anderson
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
I so remember Lillian's beaming smile lighting up our home whenever she visited with the Gibbons kids. Jeff, our son, was a friend throughout their high school years and beyond. Lillian's bubbly personality reflected all who she was - a giving, loving person. My deepest condolences to the family, you are all in my prayers, Eileen Anderson
Posted by:
Caroline Sherrill
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
My deepest sympathy. We both attended Cardinal Gibbons. I didn't know Lillian personally, but I remember seeing her at school. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.
Posted by:
Jeremy H. Barefoot
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
You were such a positive and wonderful person and a great friend! We love you and you will be missed Lillian; praying for your family in your loss.
Posted by:
Brother Richard Contino, SOF
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
It is with great sadness that I was informed of Lillian's struggle and your loss. I do vividly remember her both at St. Anthony's and at Cardinal Gibbons. She was a beautiful person with a joyful soul and spirit. The picture and her smile was the first thing that I saw when I came on the link and I recognized Lillian immediately. Know that even though we are miles away that I hold you and your family in my heart and prayers as you deal with this time of loss and grief. Know that she was a special person and she has touched many lives and graced us with a spirit and love that she now shares with the saints in heaven as she now smiles before God. Lillian is at peace with no suffering and my prayer is joined to hers as she now watches over you and your family.
Peace and God's Blessing,
Brother Richard Contino
Posted by:
Julie Clarke
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
Whenever I hear MJ's Thriller being played I always think of you dancing in aisle at our Halloween celebration. Michael would have been proud:) It was a thrill having you in our lives. You were loved and will be missed. Love, Julie
Posted by:
Tisha Harris
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
Lilly, I'm going to miss you much. I do not moarn you but I celebrate your life. I love all that you stood for. Your words of encouragement gave me strength and confidence. We share so much, but one that we share is our love for the Color Purple. So I leave this song that we would sing to one another during one of those encouraging moments.
Sister, you've been on my mind
Sister, we're two of a kind
So, sister, I'm keepin' my eye on you.

I betcha think I don't know nothin'
But singin' the blues, oh, sister,
Have I got news for you, I'm something,
I hope you think that you're something too

I been up that lonesome road
And I seen alot of suns going down
Oh, but trust me,
No-o low life's gonna run me around.

So let me tell you something Sister,
Remember your name, No twister
Gonna steal your stuff away, my sister,
We sure ain't got a whole lot of time,
So-o-o shake your shimmy Sister,
'Cause honey the 'shug' is feelin' fine.
Love you my beautiful Flower!!!
Posted by:
Jessica Garner
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
As I sit here, I am at a loss for words to describe you or describe how much you'll be missed so I'll say this - You are one of the most beautiful, caring and intelligent women to have graced this earth and it was an honor to get to spend even a little of my time with you.

Love you.
Posted by:
Matt O'Sullivan
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
There comes a time where all good things must end. The ending that has been bestowed upon us is absolutely the worst feeling in the world. I've missed you since you moved to NC but have kept in touch as much as I could. While I sit at work holding back the tears I know you're looking down on us and making sure we are all safe. I think I speak for our entire elementary school class when I say, Goodbye my dear loving, caring, always smiling friend. You have inspired all of us to be who we are. You will be missed. Infant Jesus/Our Lady of Wisdom Class of 95 forever!
Posted by:
Tom Elliott
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
Lilly brought great energy and joy to each and every person she encountered. She always connected with people in a positive way and these qualities are what will carry forward through everyone she touched.
Posted by:
Larry McGarr
Posted on:
August 16, 2013
A sweeter, loving, more positive person I've never met. She lived her life the way we all should. I'm sad that Lilli didn't get the chance to live out her dreams, but I'm inspired by the way she lived the life she was given.
Posted by:
David T. Sandlin
Posted on:
August 15, 2013
To the Scarpinito family:




My condolences. I am truly sadden to hear of your recent loss, and would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family on the recent passing of sweet, sweet Lilly. I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you, and I hope that you find courage and strength to get you through this time. Lilly had a presence that will be truly missed. From her infectious laugh, her loving eyes, and a smile that could brighten any room. . . She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by:
Jon and Jessica Pierce
Posted on:
August 15, 2013
We love you and will miss you. Your star shines brighter than any before you and any after!
Posted by:
The Ghebray Family
Posted on:
August 15, 2013
We love you Liilian! May God take care of you and watch over your family. Even though its difficult for us, we find comfort knowing that you are home now. We love you very much and we will see you again one day. Until then.....we will have the wonderful memories of your beautiful smile and wonderful spirit.
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