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.

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  1. Barbara & Pat, We share the sadness of losing Pop Lipcan today. He was such a strong personality through the years that we have shared our family times together. We have fond memories of the twinkle in his eye and his ever present interest in our family times. We send our sincere sympathies and love to all of your extended family.

  2. Dear Barbara and Patrick, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know your strong faith is a rock to lean on now, and my prayer is that you are comforted by the thought that Michael is now resting in the Lord, and at home with Anna. Love and God bless, Fran

  3. Dearest Barbara, We hope you take comfort in the knowledge that your parent are together, no longer bothered by their infirmities, and at peace. We wish you and Patrick a new year filled with happiness and good health, Much Love, Denny & Anne

  4. God’s Blessings bestowed to Michael, SR., and to his loving family,, who have taken care of him and loved him dearly during his life time precedingo his Journey to Heaven!!! GOD BLESS YOU COUSIN MICHAEL, SR., From: Cathy, Johnny, Mark & Families

  5. Mike, A great gentleman and someone who will never be forgotten. A lot of good memories. Now he’ll be with Anna again and at peace.

  6. Dear Barbara & Patrick We are deeply sorry for your loss. We know your strong faith and love for each other will help you through this next journey. We continue to keep you both, our dear friends, in our hearts and in our prayers. Fondly, Annette & Joe Tillman

  7. Dear Barbara and Patrick, You have been the greatest daughter any man could hope for, and Patrick,you are an angel for being the best partner any lady could have. Since I moved to the Village, I have admired you two for your care and passion for both of your parents. Your are in my prayers, Spike

  8. Dear Barbra & Lipcan Family, Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you.Also May You Find comfort In Knowing you were always there for your Mom & Dad, and that now they are Together. Peace.

  9. My late husband and I met Mr. Lipcan several years ago when his daughter Barbara and her husband Patrick moved to Summit, NJ. They were our next-door neighbors for many wonderful years. We had the joy of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Lipcan several times over the years when they would come down to New Jersey to visit. Mr. Lipcan loved to do woodwork, and we would often see him redoing the kitchen cabinets or other things that needed to be fixed. He was a very kind person and always willing to help people. My daughter and her family join me in sending our most sincere condolences to Barbara and Patrick Bagley, our very dear friends.

  10. Barbara & Jayne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Georgianne Nobile Dr. Chioffi’s Office

  11. Dear Barbara & Patrick, Our thoughts and prayers are with you,and Michael is with Anna. A real gentleman and a perfect couple. God Bless. Love, Leo & Denise

  12. Micheal was a larger than life man who was one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. He was always a gentleman and never said .no., no matter how hard the task. He had the unique ability to inspire me. I will miss him: he was a treasure.

  13. Barbara & Pat, We share the sadness of losing Pop Lipcan today. He was such a strong personality through the years that we have shared our family times together. We have fond memories of the twinkle in his eye and his ever present interest in our family times. We send our sincere sympathies and love to all of your extended family.

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