Southborough – John M. Schipper, 82, of Southborough, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at Wingate in Sudbury, after a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was the husband of Liolia (Downey) Schipper for over 51 years.
John was a graduate of Marlborough Trade School and worked on Mr. Jackson's farm in Marlborough before buying his own dairy farm, Stone Dale Farm on Fisher Road, in 1953. He sold his milk to Garelick Brothers in Franklin and worked his farm for over 47 years. In 1994, he sold half his farm and then the other half in 2000.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister-in-law Sonia Barboza, and her children, Christopher Forst, Jeremy Forst and his wife Elizabeth, all of Plymouth, and Ian Forst of Carver.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 10 – 11 a.m., at the Morris Funeral Home, 40 Main St., Southborough, followed by a graveside service at 11:30 a.m. in North Cemetery, Highland Street in Berlin, with Father Phillip LaBelle officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
To leave the family words of condolence, please visit www.morrisfuneralparlor.com.