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“Lisa, I have fond memories of both you and Jerry from my time with the Scouting program and am saddened to read of his passing. Jerry's smile and...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Cathy Mire - Satellite Beach, FL

“Lisa and family, My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time. It was such a pleasure to have known...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Carolyn Pelotier - New Iberia, LA

“To my soulmate and the love of my life for 31 years this Tuesday, June 23. I am heartbroken and empty without you. The only comfort I can find is...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Lisa Lipari - Baton Rouge, LA

“We are keeping your family in our hearts snd prayers so sorry for your loss ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: cheryl denny and shirley Granier. - OK

“Jerry was a very sweet and caring person. He always put a smile on my face or anyone he was around. I pretty known him my entire life BC he's been...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Kristin Paulk - Houston, TX

“To someone I can call a friend,I've met him & his wife at harrahs a few years ago, always had a kind spirit that touch my heart.Always concerned...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Deborah Lasalle - Marrero, LA

“Offering our deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time. May he rest in God's eternal peace and may our Lord Jesus Christ console...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: ~ Staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

A Mass of Christian burial for Gerard Michael "Jerry" Lipari will be celebrated on Friday, June 19, 2015, at 12:00 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson. He will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Father Angelo Cremaldi will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday at the church from 10:30 AM until time of Mass, with the rosary being prayed at 11:00 AM.

Jerry, as he was affectionately known, was born in Morgan City on New Year's Day, 1954 to the late Mike Peter Lipari and the late Lucy Agnes Listi Lipari. He was raised in Patterson and in his early years worked in home construction, building many homes in the Patterson area. He was a longtime executive for Boy Scouts of America, Evangeline Area Council and in his later years was a professional poker player. He passed away at the age of 61 on Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Lisa Kay Laws Lipari; two children, Lieutenant Colonel Ben Lipari and his wife Melissa, and C. Maria Lipari-Hardy and her companion Eric Forsythe, Jr.; seven grandchildren, Eric III, Montana, Christopher, Dominik, Noah, Ruby, and Joseph; his siblings, Peter Michael Lipari, Leona "Lee" L. Lee, Mary Antoinette L. Guarisco, F. Elizabeth "Liz" L. Prestenbach, Judy Ann L. Keegan; his mother-in-law, Verdie Laws; his father-in-law, Delbert Laws; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his sisters, Diane L. Cheramie and Josephine Lipari (infant); and his nephew, Tony Resignola.

Serving as pallbearers will be Lieutenant Colonel Ben Lipari, Christopher Hardy, Dominik Lipari, Peter Keegan, Harris LaGrange, Neal Laws, Eric Forsythe, Jr., Eric Forsythe III, and Edward Hardy. Honorary pallbearers will be Peter Lipari, Donald Black, and Delbert Laws.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985) 395-7873.