March 25, 1915 ~ December 31, 2009
Lipcan, Michael T. Sr. Michael Thomas Lipcan, Sr, age 94, of South Shore Dr. East Haven, formerly of Branford, passed away December 31st, 2009 at The Connecticut Hospice in Branford. Married on Nov. 11, 1939 Michael was the husband of Anna H. Lewandowski Lipcan, who passed away on February 14, 2009. Born on March 25, 1915 in New Haven he was a son of the late Thomas & Esther Semaniak Lipcan. Michael is survived by his daughter Barbara & her husband Patrick Bagley of Wilmington, DE; his son Michael T. Lipcan, Jr. & his wife JoAnn of Branford; 2 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; cousin Catherine Kolesnik; nephews & nieces including Jayne Ryzewski of Branford. Michael was predeceased by his brother John C. Lipcan, Sr. Michael retired from Southern New England Telephone Co. in 1980, as an automotive supply man and worked many years part time at Hamden Memorial Funeral Home. He enjoyed gardening and woodworking, repairing and refinishing antique furniture that he would purchase for himself, family and friends. He was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in New Haven, a charter member of the church's Holy Name Society, member of the church Bingo Committee and the Pyrohy Workers, President of the church choir for many years, member of SNET Co. Telephone Pioneers and a 3rd degree member of The Knights of Columbus Carmel Council. His funeral will leave from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Monday at 9:00 AM, followed by Mass at 10:00 AM in St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 569 George St., New Haven. Friends may also visit with his family at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with a Panachyda Service held at 7:00 PM. Interment will take place in All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven. Donations in Michael's memory may be made to St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 569 George St., New Haven, CT 06511 or Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center, 303 Tunxis Rd., West Hartford, CT 06107.