Mae Lipp, Wife of WBSM’s Stan Lipp, Passes Away at 92
I consider the late Stan Lipp one of WBSM's radio icons. His wife Mae Lipp passed away unexpectedly on December 2 at the age of 92.
Stan Lipp was the host of WBSM's "Open Line" from 1964 until 2001, and he predeceased her in 2017.
Whether it was helping her husband stringing quarters from one end of the Dartmouth Mall to the other, or helping serve hundreds of people to a holiday banquet, Mae was an inspiration and a class act.
In Judaism, one of the funeral traditions is shiva, meaning seven, as in seven days of formal mourning.
The last time Mae and I saw each other was at Stan Lipp's shiva. In our conversation, she asked me where my family's roots originated. I said two tiny islands, Samos and Rhodes. She said both islands participated in hiding many Jewish families. As she described this true story, I felt a deep sense of pride knowing my people did the absolutely correct thing.
Mae Lipp is survived by two children, Lori Chase and her husband Richard, and Michael Lipp and his wife Wendy Garf-Lipp, as well as three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
I'm reminded that some people are on this earth just so God's light has something to shine through, and Mae Lipp was one of them.
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