Dominic "Dom" S. Lipari

January 6, 1921 - November 7, 2017
Racine, WI



Friday, November 10, 2017
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM CST
Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home
Racine Location
803 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888

AND Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church from 9:30 A.M. until time of Mass at 10:00 A.M.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017
10:00 AM CST
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
2201 Northwestern Avenue
Racine, WI 53404


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Honor Flight

Life Story / Obituary


Surrounded by his loving family, Dominic “Dom” S. Lipari, age 96, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at The Woods of Caledonia. He was born in Sicily, Italy, January 6, 1921, son of the late Joseph and Maria (Nee: Catrine) Lipari.

Dom proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. As recent 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, 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 his 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 Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2201 Northwestern Avenue, with Rev. 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 Friday at the funeral home from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. (Roma Lodge Service at 6:00 P.M.) and Saturday at the church from 9:30 A.M. until time of Mass at 10:00 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.