Lea Hunt Pipitone

Obituary
12 entries
  • "My heart goes out to the Pipitone family at this time and..."
  • "Dear Kelsey and Addison, we were so sorry to hear of the..."
    - Dean & Diana Forbes
  • "Lea was a sweet lady who will be sorely missed. My..."
    - Max Hoyt
  • "Addison, I have not had the pleasure to meet you and look..."
    - Jodi Nolen
  • "Lea was an amazing person whom exhibited grace and love..."
    - Tammy Smith
The Guest Book is expired.

Lea Hunt Pipitone, went to be with our Lord on Friday, July 3, 2015. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by family after valiantly battling neuroendocrine cancer for nine months. Lea is survived by her two daughters, Kelsey and Addison, and Addison's fiancé, Matthew McDaniell, her parents, M.E. "Jim", Chaplain, Colonel USAF/Ret. and Rosemary Hunt of Willis, Texas, and her brother and sisterâ€inâ€law, Mark and Grace Hunt. She is also survived by her late husband's family, Guy and Renee Pipitone and Dan and Patricia Pipitone and their children and grandchildren. Lea was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Pipitone, whom she has now joined in Heaven.

Lea was born on December 4, 1955, in Tucson, Arizona. As the daughter of an Air Force Chaplain, Lea spent her formative years traveling and living in many international and domestic cities. She graduated from LSU, where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority, with a BS in Marketing. After college, Lea moved to Houston and pursued her career as a systems analyst and team leader at Texaco and Exxon. Subsequently, she joined Ernst & Young as a senior manager in IT consulting. In 1989, she married the love of her life, Paul, a partner in Andrews Kurth LLP, whom she met on a blind date. They lovingly raised two daughters and shared many years of happy marriage before Paul's untimely death in 2006 after bravely fighting the battle against esophageal cancer with Lea by his side. After years of dedicated volunteer efforts in school and community activities, Lea rejoined the professional world directing marketing and fundraising events for HomeAid Houston.

Lea will always be remembered for her bright smile, infectious laugh, tenacious spirit, faith in God, and unbridled enthusiasm for life - from her tennis matches to her enjoyment of good wine. As her legacy, Lea leaves behind two beautiful and accomplished daughters and innumerable friendships that she nurtured, as manifested by the outpouring of love and support by her friends and family throughout her battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay, with a reception to follow in the Parlor.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Caring Bridge, an organization from which Lea and her family and friends benefitted immensely during her battle with cancer and which her family hopes will continue to benefit others facing similar circumstances.


Published on yourconroenews.com from July 6 to July 19, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home
12800 Westheimer Road | Houston, TX 77077 | (281) 497-2330
Send Flowers
Funeral Home Details