Jake Lipari

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January 4, 1921 - December 4, 2011

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson for Mr. Jake P. Lipari, 90, a native of Franklin and lifelong resident of Patterson, who passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 6:01 PM at Teche Regional Medical Center. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Fr. Michael Russo will officiate the services.

Mr. Jake was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served during WWII. After the war, he returned to Patterson and joined his father and three older brothers on the family sugarcane farm, Lipari Brothers, of which he retired in 1983 when they closed the farm. He went on to work for 24 years as grounds maintenance at the Patterson State Bank. He was also a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Patterson Council #1710.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, who lived life to the fullest and always had a smile on his face.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Genevieve Dragna Lipari of Patterson; five sons, Peter J. Lipari and his wife Rose Ann of Patterson, Andrew J. Lipari and his wife Becki of Conroe, TX, Jake Lipari, Jr. and his wife Paulette of Houma, Chris F. Lipari and his wife Cheryl of Patterson, and Joe M. Lipari and his wife Sue of Houston, TX; ten grandchildren, Lia K. Lipari of Patterson, Jacob V. Lipari of Patterson, Jason J. Lipari of San Diego, CA, Jamie Schultze of Spring, TX, Jacob G. Lipari, III of New Orleans, Nicholas G. Lipari of Lafayette, Ryan V. Lipari of Patterson, Damon G. Lipari of Denham Springs, Katie A. Lipari of Houston, TX, and Mark J. Lipari of Rock Springs, WY; 11 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pietro Lipari and Leonarda Piranio Lipari; four brothers, his twin, Joseph Lipari (infant), Leo P. Lipari, Luke P. Lipari, and Mike P. Lipari; and seven sisters, Josephine Lipari, Rosie Lipari, Frances Lipari Carlino, Lucy P. Lipari, Carrie P. Lipari, Rosie P. Lipari, and Mary Lipari Abate.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church from 7:00 AM until Mass time, with the rosary being prayed at 10:00 AM.

Pallbearers will be Jacob V. Lipari, Jason J. Lipari, Nicholas G. Lipari, Ryan V. Lipari, Damon G. Lipari, and Mark J. Lipari. Honorary pallbearers will be Gus Lipari, Luke Lipari, Louis Lipari, Lenny Lipari, L. P. Lipari, V. J. Abate, Peter M. Lipari, Gerard Lipari, Joseph L. Carlino, Lucas M. Carlino, Jeff Schultze, Frankie Lipari, and Ronnie Lipari.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1011 First St., PO Box 219, Patterson, LA, 70392.

To view the online obituary and memory book please visit www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc. 1111, Lia St., Patterson, LA, (985)-395-7873.

Published on yourconroenews.com from Dec. 6 to Dec. 19, 2011
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