Uxbridge – Donald Eugene Lipsky, 79, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at home with his family by his side. Donald was the husband of Sharon M. (McCann) Lipsky of Uxbridge, MA.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, son of the late Eugene S. Lipsky and Jessie (Kinash) Lipsky, Donald grew up living on Lake Street in Hopedale, MA.
Besides his beloved wife of 49 years, Sharon, he is survived by his son, Jason M. Lipsky of Southington, CT, his brother, Thomas Lipsky, of Truro, MA, and his two grandchildren, Alexander Lipsky and Katelyn Lipsky, of Southington, CT.
Donald graduated from Hopedale High School. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in history from St. Anselm College, and his master’s degree in education from Framingham State College. Donald was a teacher for 39 years. Most of those years were spent teaching 7th and 8th Grade English and History at Curtis Middle School in Sudbury, MA.
Donald was a life-long member of St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and was a former member of the church’s choir and the Bandura Male Chorus. In his teenage years, Donald played baseball and basketball for Hopedale High School, and was a member of the school’s Clark Tournament Championship basketball team in 1957. In addition, he played on the St. Michael’s basketball team that won the church league championship in 1956.
Donald was an avid reader, and in particular he enjoyed history and mystery novels. He loved watching the Boston Bruins and traveling throughout Europe and to Aruba. For many years, he excelled at candlepin bowling. A longtime resident of Mendon, MA, Donald loved his log cabin home and his custom garage workshop. He embraced his new community at Rogerson Crossing in Uxbridge, and enjoyed many good times spent with his friends and neighbors.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 11AM at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 74 Harris Avenue, Woonsocket, RI. Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery, Mendon Street, Hopedale, MA. Relatives and friends are invited; visitation will be from 10-11AM prior to the funeral service at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1583 Diamond Hill Road, Woonsocket, RI 02895 is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers donations in Donald’s memory to St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 74 Harris Avenue, Woonsocket, RI 02895, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Center in Milford, MA would be appreciated.