Dom Lipari Humbled by Honor Flight

Don Lipari

Surrounded by his loving family, Dominic “Dom” S. Lipari, 96, passed away on Tuesday at The Woods of Caledonia.  Dom was born in Sicily, Italy, on January 6, 1921, and was the son of the late Joseph and Maria (Nee: Catrine) Lipari.

Dom proudly served in the United States Army during WWII.  Recently, he was humbled to have gone on the Honor Flight with his son Joe. On April 26, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church he was united in marriage to Alberta J. DeRose who preceded him in death on July 12, 2010.

For sixty-five years Dom owned and operated Dom’s Barber Shop.  Dom was a longtime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and senior member of Roma Lodge.  Dom enjoyed playing bocce ball, bowling, sketching birds, and refurbishing upholstery.  He will forever be remembered for making his famous Italian sausage, eggplant giardiniera and vinegar.  More than anything he cherished time spent with his family and friends.

He will be dearly missed by his three children, Joseph (Connie) Lipari, Ralph (Sue) Lipari, all of Racine, Mary Sue Lipari of Los Gatos, CA; six grandchildren, Lisa (Paul) Segura, Kristina (Rick) Onyon, Jessica Lipari, Christian (Christina) Wayne, Cody Onyon, Michael Onyon; seven great-grandchildren, Hailey, Shaianne, Abrianna, Olivia, Dominic, Lucas and Gibson; sister, Connie  Kurhajec; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Santo “Zuddy” (Sharon) DeRose, Josie (Don) Pfaffl, Joseph (Barbara) DeRose; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary (Frank) Rizzo and Sarah (Rocco) DeRose; brother Anthony (Olivia) Lipari; brother-in-law,  Glen Kurhajec; sister-in-law, Mary (Lucky) Hansen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Reverend Ricardo Martin officiating.  Entombment with Full Military Honors will follow at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Friday at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. (Roma Lodge Service at 6 p.m.) and Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m.  Memorials to the Honor Flight have been suggested.

Dom’s family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the caregivers at The Woods of Caledonia and Hospice Alliance for their loving and compassionate care.   

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME