MYRTLE BEACH—Doris Theresa Rampello was born on July 3, 1936, in Baltimore, Maryland. 

She married James Vincent Rampello on Nov. 29, 1958.  

She is survived by her husband; sons Vincent James Rampello of Lawton Oklahoma. and James Vincent Rampello Jr. (Bonnie) of Toronto Ohio; grandchildren Jennifer Rampello of Ohio and Matthew Rampello of North Carolina; brother Charles Heilman (Connie) and sister Margaret Ray and sister-in-laws Elizabeth Karukas (Basil). She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

  Doris was predeceased by mother Elizabeth Heilman; father Elmer Heilman; sisters RoseMarie Smith (Fred) and Betty Pinkas (John) and sister-in-law, Josephine Pulliforne. 

Doris completed St. Andrew’s Elementary School and graduated from St. Michael’s Business School of Baltimore, Maryland.

Through her husband’s military career, she has lived in Ohio, New Mexico, Missouri and Texas. In later retirement years, she lived in Williamsburg, Virginia, and then in Myrtle Beach for the past 14 years.

Doris’ grandchildren, Jenna and Matt, were the light of her life. She oftened shared stories and news about them whenever anyone was listening.

Mrs. Rampello has always been very active in many Catholic churches across the country. At St. Andrew Catholic Church, she belonged to the Women’s Club and knitted blankets for babies several days of the month through a church club. Doris loved to sing and was a member of many church choirs over her lifetime, including St. Andrew choir. 

She worked in customer service at both Michaels stores and several furniture companies. 

She had many hobbies that she enjoyed, including gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, decorating for holidays —especially Christmas — and a variety of crafts. Doris was also an avid golfer when she lived in Williamsburg.

Doris had a passion for baking. Some of her specialties were carrot cake, Italian cream cake, sugar cookies, a variety of homemade Easter eggs and the best Hummingbird cake in the south. She enjoyed making platters of cookies at Christmas and sharing them with her friends and neighbors.

Doris also enjoyed traveling overseas. She spent time in Germany, Italy and Switzerland. She and her husband enjoyed many cruises together.

A Mass of Christian burial was held July 17 at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Myrtle Beach.

McMillan-Small Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.

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