Charles Lipari, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at home. He was 64.
Charlie was born Dec. 31, 1950, in Paterson, New Jersey, son of Edward Lipari and the late Kathryn Ramiccio Lipari.
Charlie was a parishioner at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He battled Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) for the past 14 years. Charlie was a retired letter carrier at the U.S. Postal Service and former owner of the Sub-Station II Deli in Wilmington. He was always cheerful and humorous. He brought a smile to the faces of everyone around him.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Ludi Lipari; daughter, Lena Lipari; son, Gene Lipari; two sisters, Kathy Noble and Judi Tuzzolino (John); aunt, Rosalie Carlson (John); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. Roger Nyimi officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie’s memory may be made online or by mail to The ALS Association, Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, 4 N. Blount St., 2nd Floor, Raleigh, NC 27601.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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