Jake P. Lipari, 90, a native of Franklin, La., and resident of Patterson, La., died at 6:01 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.
Mr. Lipari was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Patterson Council #1710. He retired from the family sugarcane farm, Lipari Brothers, in 1983 then worked 24 years in grounds maintenance at Patterson State Bank. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who lived life to the fullest and always had a smile on his face.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Genevieve Lipari; sons, Peter (Rose), Andrew (Becki), Jake Jr. (Paulette), Chris (Cheryl) and Joe (Sue) Lipari; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Pietro and Leonarda Lipari; brothers, Joseph, Leo, Luke and Mike Lipari; and sisters, Josephine, Rosie, Lucy, Carrie and Rosie Lipari, Frances Carlino and Mary Abate.
Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery. (Ibert’s)