A funeral mass was offered Oct. 12 at St. John the Baptist Church for Philip Piparo, 78, a lifelong resident of Jersey City. He passed away Oct. 8. He worked as a laborer for Local No. 472, and later worked at Giant’s Stadium for 10 years as a turf turner. He also served in Korea as a US Marine. He was the brother of Anthony Piparo and the late Rosemary Colicchio; the brother-in-law of Donald Colicchio; the uncle of Donna and husband John Mahan and Anthony and Dawn Piparo; and the great-uncle of Joseph, Donald, Timothy, and Joseph. Services arranged by Riotto Funeral Home of Jersey City.