Patrick C. Cipriano, 82

Dec 18, 2023

MARION – Patrick C. Cipriano, 82, of Marion, passed away on December 16, 2023, at Tobey Hospital, Wareham surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Jennifer (Andresen) Cipriano and the son of the late Lawrence and Rose (Quaranto) Cipriano.

Pat, or how he was known to family and friends, Cippy, was born in Boston and grew up in Waltham. He was a larger than life person who was very social. Pat had many family and friends that he spent time with throughout the years. He graduated from Waltham Vocational High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation.

Pat was proud to have served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965 during the Vietnam War. He was assigned to the aircraft carrier Lake Champlain. He often spoke about how they picked up Alan Shepard, the first American in space, out at sea. It was here where Pat discovered the love of travel.

After receiving an honorable discharge from the Navy, Pat decided to follow in his father‘s footsteps and attend barber school in Boston. It was there that he worked with his father, Larry, in his barbershop, the second largest barber shop in Cambridge.

Pat always had a strong work ethic. Throughout his adult life, he always worked two-three jobs. Pat became a salesman for several liquor distributors for over 30 years, but always worked at a barbershop on the weekends. He was a strong member of the community, had a large heart, and would help anyone who needed assistance.

In 1985, Pat moved to Marion where he met his beautiful wife Jennifer. They created a loving home with Pat’s two children. After retiring from his sales career, Pat owned and operated Gateway Barber Shop in Wareham for 17 years before retiring. He was very proud of his community roots in Wareham.

Pat was a devoted father and husband and hosted many family gatherings. He was famous for celebrating the Italian Christmas Eve tradition of The Feast of Seven Fishes to a houseful of family and friends. Pat loved to travel, exploring many countries in Europe and the Caribbean Islands. He was an excellent cook and enjoyed reading, fishing and having a glass of Scotch. Next time you are celebrating anything, please raise a glass to Pat, he would love it.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer (Andresen) Cipriano of Marion; his son, Christopher Cipriano of New Bedford; his daughter, Leisha O’Brien and her husband, Neal of New Bedford; his sister, Rose Marie Palmer and her husband, Peter of Ancaster, Ontario, Canada; and many nephews and nieces.

Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.

His funeral and burial will be private for the family.