C. A. "Gus" Lipari
- July 22, 1939 - July 24, 2012
- Patterson, Louisiana
of C. A.'s Passing
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I can't believe it's been a whole year since you've gone to your heavenly home.
The thing I remember most about you is the wonderful smile you...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Pat Fazzio - Casselberry, FL
“I am so sorry for your lost. He was truly a beautiful person and a wonderful
motivator for many students making them believe in themselves and...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: bonnie patureau - destrehan, LA
“Dear Lipari Family,
Sorry to hear about your loss. God bless and keep you all!
3 of 14 | Posted by: Rosa A Rosado - Chicago, IL
“I was so shocked and saddened to read of Gus passing away. I am so sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Gus and we graduated together. We...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Helen Jones Johnson - OCALA, FL
“I am teacher in Franklin who worked with Mr. Lipari through the DA's office. He was a WONDERFUL , CARING person to work with, and went above and...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Jessica Switzer - Baldwin, LA
“Luke, Mary Kay, and Family:
Just read about your brother/uncle's passing this afternoon -- Thursday, July 26. I did not know Mr. Gus, but from...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Bill & Sylvia Grub er - LA
Just read the obituary for your brother. Did not know him but am sure he was a great person like all of you. Will offer my Friday am Mass...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Larry & Kathleen Viator - LA
“Mr. Gus, don't believe I know you, but I am good friends with your Brothers..For their loss I am truly sorry. May you rest in peace until the whole...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Voorhies Begnaud - New Iberia, LA
“Dear Mikie, Laurie, Joey and the entire Lipari family, my heart felt sympathy go out to all of you. It was such a shock to hear of Gus's death. I am...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Chip Morella - Berwick, LA
“There are so many fond memories of Gus and what a good and caring person he was. The one memory that stands out for me is how he reached out to our...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Judy Miranti - New Orleans, LA
“What a amazing and inspirational man ! I have know Mr. Gus all of my life, to say he was a special man is a understatement . I will miss his smile,...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Tammy McMurray Written - LA
“My heart is heavy at this moment, and I echo the memories expressed by those of my classmates and colleagues of Mr. Gus....a true SAINT and man of...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Mayor Rodney A. Grogan - LA
“Such a loss ! Gus was a wonderful person to all people. He never knew a stranger. He will be greatly missed by the people he touched. He will be...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Gloria Gunther
The good man lay on his hospital bed surrounded by those who loved him most. Amid the muffled sobs and whispered prayers came the soft murmur, "He's gone..."
On the other shore rose the excited cry of those loved ones who had gone before: "He's coming, he's coming…"
C.A. "Gus" Lipari completed his earthly journey, begun July 22, 1939, and entered eternity on July 24, 2012. Meeting him on the other shore were his beloved parents, Mary and Leo Lipari, his brother Peter Lipari and many other relatives and friends. Grieving his loss but celebrating his new life and release from suffering are his wife Mikie Camalo Lipari: his daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Charles Silvan, their children Ella Marie and Patrick Anthony of Windsor, CT; his son and daughter-in-law, Joey and Blagomira Lipari and their daughter Gia Soleil of Syracuse, NY. He also leaves behind to cherish his memory his sister, Leona Armato of Patterson; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Louis and Suzanne Lipari of Patterson and Luke and Kay Lipari and Lenny and Robin Lipari of New Iberia; as well as many nieces and nephews. His Camalo family loved and respected him for who he was and for the care he showed their mother.
Mr. Lipari graduated from PHS and was the first Mr. PHS and salutatorian of his class. He received a Theology degree from Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans and a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. For 33 years he served the children of Patterson as teacher and Guidance Counselor and after his retirement continued that service as Case Manager for the District Attorney's Program for Truancy and At-Risk Children in St. Mary Parish.
His interest in civics and a challenge from one of his students led him to run for Patterson City Council in 1978. While on the City Council he served as Mayor Pro Tem and from 1986 to 1996 as Mayor of Patterson. He returned to serve on the City Council from 1998 to 2006.
Our unending gratitude goes to Dr. Cuong Bui, M.D. at Ochsner Foundation Hospital and to the nurses of the Neuro Critical Care unit who cared for him with such skill and gentleness always preserving his dignity and ministering to his family with compassion and wisdom.
Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Patterson on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM and will conclude with a Rosary at 11:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at noon. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
To view the online obituary and memory book please visit www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1111 Lia Street, Patterson, LA 70392, (985)-396-7873.