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  Born: October 19, 1920
  Death: April 8, 2012

Survived By
  Geoffrey Phipps, Son
  Sean Phipps, Son
  Brenda Bongiorno, Daughter
  Jane Clarke, Daughter
  Vernon Phipps, Brother
  Marcus Phipps, Brother
  Patricia Crowley, Granddaughter
  Daniel Bongiorno, Grandson
  Jennifer Bongiorno, Granddaughter
  Erin Sullivan, Granddaughter
  Megan Clarke, Granddaughter
  Allison Olson, Granddaughter
  Juan Fernando Alvorado, Grandson
  Jordi Soto-Phipps, Granddaughter
  Sophie Soto-Phipps, Granddaughter
  5 great grandchildren

Preceded in Death By
  Patricia Phipps, Spouse
  Roland Phipps, Father
  Louisa Phipps, Mother
  Chauncey Phipps, Brother
  Lillian Van Buskirk, Sister
 
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Lawrence R. "Red" Phipps
October 19, 1920 - April 8, 2012
Dudley/Southbridge: Lawrence R. "Red" Phipps, 91, of 22 Joshua Place, formerly of Dennison Dr., Southbridge, died Sunday, April 8th, in the Overlook Masonic Healthcare Center, Charlton, after an illness.
His wife, Patricia (Power) Phipps, died in 1966. He leaves two sons, Geoffrey Phipps and his wife Jane of Bluffton, SC and Dr. Sean Phipps and his wife Marisa of Memphis, TN; two daughters, Brenda Bongiorno and her husband Robert of Marlboro and Jane Clarke and her husband James of Wallingford, CT; two brothers, Vernon Phipps of Monson and Marcus Phipps of Agawam; 9 grandchildren, Patricia Crowley, Daniel Bongiorno, Jennifer Bongiorno, Erin Sullivan, Megan Clarke, Allison Olson, Juan Fernando Alvorado, Jordi Soto-Phipps, and Sophie Soto-Phipps; and 5 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Chauncey Phipps and sister, Lillian Van Buskirk. He was born in Southbridge the son of Roland and Louisa (Walker) Phipps. He was a US Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Corps of Engineers and was a recipient of the Purple Heart.
Red was a foreman at Russell Harrington Cutlery Co. in Southbridge for 47 years, retiring several years ago. In his youth Red played baseball in the local men's league. He was an avid bridge player and was a Life Master in the ACBL. He was a great naturalist and enjoyed walking at the Quabin Reservoir and the Westville Reservoir. He had a great interest in Civil War history and visited the battle fields after his retirement. His greatest pleasure in life was his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 12th, at 11:00am in the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Southbridge. Calling hours in the funeral Home will be held on Wednesday, April 11th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 1 St. Jude Place Bldg., P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38148-0552


Services

Funeral Service

Thursday April 12, 2012, 11:00 AM at Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home
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Calling Hours

Wednesday April 11, 2012, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home
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Burial

Thursday April 12, 2012 at St. Mary's Cemetery
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