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Catherine Firpo

Meri Teresa Firpo

September 15, 1962 - October 12, 2021

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Meri Teresa Firpo. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. We are in the process of collecting photos to be used in the slideshow at the...  see more

OBITUARY
Dr. Meri Teresa Firpo died peacefully in her sleep after a long battle with cancer.  Dr. Firpo was a dedicated scientist who graduated from Carroll College and Sloan Kettering Institute.  She was a professor at UCSF and the...  see more
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Posts & Photos

  • Michele Firpo-Cappiello
    The science superhero image of Meri was created for this event. It was a live event that was recorded for the podcast Science Friday. Here is the link—you can listen to Meri do two of the things she loved the most: teach and talk about science....  more
  • Michele Firpo-Cappiello
    Thank you to everyone who participated in Meri’s memorial on Friday. When the recording is posted, I hope anyone who couldn’t “attend” is able to watch. It was wonderful to hear and see people from all areas of Meri’s life together, sharing...  more
  • Marcus Muench
  • Marcus Muench
  • Camarie Burke
    It was a pleasure working with Meri at Memphis Meats (now Upside Foods). I will remember Meri for her stories, her wit and brilliant sarcasm, for her love of family and the pride she exuded when talking about her nieces and nephews, and of course her...  more
  • Heather Nelson
    Meri was such a dear friend to many of us in Minnesota. She just fit into my family by loving my sons (Wes and Nolan),making pies for my brother's wedding celebration, joining us for holidays and spending many days scrapbooking and boating at the Lake...  more
    • Faith Goenner and Nick Myers reacted on this.
    • Heather Nelson
      Nick Myers I remember you. I went to the roller derby with you and Meri,my first and only time. One of the teams was named Kilmore Girls. It was always a pleasant adventure with Meri. I miss her so much. She drove me to Duluth to see Lake Superior and we went even...  more
  • Michele Firpo-Cappiello
    Here are lots of photos and lots of love. I will miss you, Meri. 💛🌞🌻
  • Adrienne Onofri
    I knew Meri in the late '80s when I was first becoming friends with her sister Michele (we worked together) and Meri was living in NYC too. I spent time with Meri on a number of occasions with Michele and Rob (then Michele's boyfriend, now her husband)....  more
  • Michele Firpo-Cappiello
    Along with many other admirable qualities, Meri was fun! Wish I had more pix of her to share. I’ll post general family photos in another batch. 💛
    ps The pix of Catie and Greg on the phone are also of Meri—she was on the other end.
  • Wilma Firpo
  • Matt Firpo
  • Nicholas Genovese
    I came to know Meri a few years ago when she applied to work at Memphis Meats (now known as Upside Foods). My early impressions of Meri were her classic authenticity as a cell biologist and the pride she took in leading her R&D team at the company. She...  more
  • Sheridan Hitchens
  • Sheridan Hitchens
  • Michele Firpo-Cappiello
  • Melissa Gee
    The photos and memories of Meri posted here are so touching. Sending deepest condolences to the Firpo family as well as Meri’s friends and colleagues. 💐
  • Catherine Firpo
  • Cheryl H
  • Angela Lillie
    Meri enjoyed blogs, and one of the blogs she shared with me is Cake Wrecks. I needed to get some groceries. I think Meri was shopping with me in spirit because I wandered through the bakery and there was a cupcake cake. Thanks to the blog, every time we...  more
  • Catherine Firpo
  • Catherine Firpo
  • Catherine Firpo
  • Marie-Cecile Van De Lavoir
    Twenty five years ago Meri appeared in my life. Meri’s swagger, her short skirts and confidence while walking the hallways at UCSF, impressed me. Quite a few Friday evenings we spend in the mission where she lived, and which, at that time, was still...  more
  • Angela Lillie
    I enjoyed hearing about the Italian holidays, her conference travels, and the white water rafting adventure...and so many more. Meri traveled home for Thanksgiving while I watched Ivan. I made an entire Thanksgiving meal, and was nervous because I had...  more
  • Angela Lillie
  • Angela Lillie
  • Angela Lillie
    I learned so much from Meri. We took two cooking classes together, and had fun being creative in what we made for our assignments.

    I was honored that I was entrusted to take care of Ivan when Meri traveled. He pulled the purple dinosaur off the shelf...  more
  • Angela Lillie
  • Kristen Maynard
  • Catherine Firpo
  • Tenneille Ludwig
    I shared this on Paul's Blog. Reposting it here.

    I met Meri over a cocktail at a scientific conference – where all good long-term collaborations begin. I was working with Dr. James Thomson at the time, and he introduced us remarking on Meri’s work...  more
  • Tenneille Ludwig
    The stem cell blog " the Niche" by Paul Knoepfler has a post regarding Meri, and several tributes as well https://ipscell.com/2021/10/tribute-to-pioneering-stem-cell-scientist-meri-firpo/
  • Angela Firpo
  • Catherine Firpo