Peter Joseph Pipito, age 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, Jan 17. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Beverly Jane Pipito; his children Jeff (Kim), Cathy, Rosie (Paul); grandchildren Jacob, Nicholas, Jennifer (Tim), Joseph (Andrea), Peter (Mandi), and Gina (Max); great-grandchildren Evan, Christian, Frankie, Camden, Addison, Siena, Sage, Travis, and Leonardo along with many friends and family. Peter is preceded in death by his parents Biagio Pipito and Theresa Teriaca, his brothers Frank and Anthony, and sisters Carmela and Rosalie.
Born in 1932, Peter worked in the family grocery business from an early age. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1950, serving overseas with honor in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sgt. in January of 1954. Peter returned to Milwaukee and shortly thereafter met the love of his life, Beverly Wilkes. They were married on April 27, 1955 and shortly after purchased their first home in Greendale, where they raised their son Jeff, and daughters Cathy and Rosie. Peter worked for Kohl’s Foods as a delivery driver, having earned the notable award of being the only employee to drive 1,000,000 miles without an accident. Peter also ran his own trucking business, as well as owning and maintaining several rental properties.
At the age of 47 Peter obtained his private pilot’s license, despite never getting the chance to attend high school due to working in the family business. Peter and Beverly moved to East Troy where they lived in a private airstrip community for nearly 15 years.
Peter retired from Kohls’ at 62, Peter and Beverly spent their retirement years traveling, and eventually living permanently in Weslaco, Texas.
For health reasons, Peter and Beverly moved back to Wisconsin in October of 2019.
Above all, Peter will be remembered for his chivalry. Throughout his marriage to Beverly he surprised her with new cars, beautiful jewelry, and other luxury items, but was never boastful. Peter was at heart, a romantic. To his grandchildren and great grandchildren, he will always be lovingly remembered as Nunu.
Special thanks to his daughter Rosie for her countless hours of love, care, and assistance. Peter trusted her to always make the right decision and rested easy knowing she had only the best of intentions for him and Beverly. Additional thanks to his granddaughter Jennifer, grandson Peter, and niece Lisa for their heartfelt caregiving.
Visitation services will be held at, Becker Ritter Funeral Home (14075 W. North Avenue, Brookfield) on Thursday, January 23rd from 5 pm until 7 pm, with the service and military honors at 7 pm. A private family burial will be held on Friday, January 24, inside The Chapel of Roses, in Arlington Park Cemetery.
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