Philip T. DiPeri(1943 - 2013)

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. - Philip T. DiPeri, 69, of North Haven, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven, from complications due to lymphoma.

He was the husband of Elizabeth J. Anderson.

Philip was born May 30, 1943, in New York, N.Y., the son of the late Philip J. and Constance (LoDolce) DiPeri.

Philip served his country faithfully in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam war, having received the Vietnam Service Medal with one star and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with device.

Philip obtained his bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University and his master's of business administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

He was managing director of Stonehedge International, a general management consulting firm, and taught business courses at Long Island University, the University of Massachusetts and Keene State College. He was listed in the Who's Who in Finance and Industry and Who's Who in Communications and Media.

Philip was active in the North Haven Congregational Church, including moderator for three years and built their website. He was previously active in the North Amherst Congregational Church; was a member of the North Haven Ethics Board; member of the Advisory Board at the Scibelli Enterprise Center at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, Mass., and was a former member of the Board of Directors of the First Call for Help in Amherst, Mass..

Father of Bronwyn DiPeri (her children Aidan, Kieran, Torin, and Dakota) all of Tuscon, Ariz. and Israel DiPeri, his wife Valentina and their son Andrei all of Brighton, Mass.; step-father of Jessica Cushenberry, her husband Michael and their children Taylor and William all of Woodstock, Ga.; brother of Timothy DiPeri, his wife Denise and their children of Franklin, Tenn. and Susan Petrie, her husband Bob of North Port, Fla, and their children; Son-in-law of Robert S. Anderson of Amherst, Mass.; also survived by many other relatives, friends and colleagues.

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the North Haven Congregational Church, 28 Church St., North Haven. There will be no visiting hours. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the North Haven Congregational Church or the American Red Cross to support their provision of blood to cancer patients.

The North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Published in Daily Hampshire Gazette on Mar. 16, 2013