LAPPIN – Thomas Terence (Terry)

Born on August 21, 1934. Passed away July 8, 2020.

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 8, 2020. Loved and loving husband of Monica. Proud father and father-in-law of Catherine and Danny, Anne and Peter (dec), Jane, Marian and Paul, Peter and Wendy, Gerard and Michelle (dec) and Anita, Damian and Sarah, Andrew and Nicky, Greg and Vicki, Clare, Matthew (dec) and Kristy. Very proud grandfather of 35 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 more on the way.

May He Rest In Peace




Funeral Notice
Due to COVID19 restrictions the Funeral Service for Mr Terry Lappin will be a private funeral, by invitation only.

Requiem Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Terry will be live streamed from St Vincent’s Catholic Church, Morwell on Wednesday July 15, 2020 commencing at 11.00 am.

To view the live stream, click here
  1. Tezza, from the first time I met you, I was welcomed with open arms. I will be forever grateful that I got to meet such a genuine, loving and caring person!
    RIP champion, Go Dees!!

    Guy Sinclair July 9, 2020
  2. Rest In Peace, Terry
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you Monica and your beautiful family as you wrap your arms around each other with love. God Bless
    Jeni, Neil and family

    Jenifer Whitwam July 10, 2020
  3. Terry you’re an inspiration to all. Rest In Peace in your heavenly reward. Keep praying for us mere mortals. We will miss you mate.

    Kevin and Rosemary July 10, 2020
  4. Rest in peace Terry. A kind man who cated for my mum and others in Heritage Manor. Fr Harry

    Fr Harry July 10, 2020
  5. God Bless you Terry, Our deepest thoughts to all your family and Monica you are in our prayers for strength and faith for the days ahead that will follow.
    Bev and Leo Noonan and The Ayre Family.

    Bev Noonan July 10, 2020
  6. My deepest thoughts go out to Mrs Lappin and the extended Lappin family.
    My teen years would not have been the same without the many Saturday night roast dinners, laughs, injuries and sleepovers with the Lappin clan. Always, with the kind hearted Terry at head of the table.
    RIP Terry Lappin.

    Fud July 10, 2020
  7. Deepest sympathy to Monica and all the Lappin family on the passing of Terry. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rosemary and Bob Lorenz.

    Rosemary Lorenz July 10, 2020
  8. Rest in peace old mate Terry Goldsbrough and family

    Terry goldsbrough July 10, 2020
  9. It is hard to imagine StVincent’s parish without Terry. All the schools Masses, all the sacramental Masses, all the funeral Masses, all the Easter Liturgies, all the Christmas Masses, Masses at the aged care facilities, parish retreats, parish Carnivals and 9 o’clock Mass.. We think St Vincent’s Parish and we think Monica and Terry Lappin. We all have so much to be thankful for. Priests came and went but Terry was a constant.

    Sharron and Dan ODonnell July 10, 2020
  10. Rest in peace Terry
    My condolences to family and friend

    John Capaldo July 12, 2020
  11. Deepest condolences to you all

    Patsy Mee July 12, 2020
  12. Too precious to be forgotten Rip

    Sincere Condolences ,we would be with you to celebrate Terrys life ,unfortunately not possible
    Thank you Terry for been in our lives ,the likes never to be seen again .

    Myles ,O`Reilly July 13, 2020
  13. To all of the Lappin Family,

    We extend our condolences to you all as you mourn the loss of a great man with a strong character, such as Terry.
    Terry was an important and memorable person to us. The connection between Terry and Bernie made for lifelong friendships between our families.
    Rest In Peace Terry.

    Love From all of the Shaw Family.

    Carmel Famularo July 13, 2020
  14. Our deepest sympathy to Monica and all the Lappin Family. Loving thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.
    Julie Ryan and all the Ryan family.

    Julie Ryan July 13, 2020
  15. Our thoughts & prayers are with all the Lappin family, with the passing of your dear Terry.

    Love the Linton & McWalters families

    Linton & McWalters July 13, 2020
  16. Condolences to all the Lappin Family on the passing of Mr Lappin. Growing up in the St Vincents Parish was a priveledge that included so many memories of the Lappin family. Parish picnics were always the highlight of the calendar. Thinking of you all at this time. From Joe & Val, Paul, Tina (Hunt) & Peter Azzopardi.

    Tina Hunt July 13, 2020
  17. Our deepest sympathy to Monica and the Lappin family. Thank you Terry for the memories of all the times I spent in your home and felt like a part of the family. Rest in peace. Mandy and Brett Lewthwaite

    Amanda Kelly-Lewthwaite July 13, 2020
  18. On behalf of Kevin and Vera O’Neill’s family please accept our condolences on the passing of Terry. Well loved and respected by the O’Neill family.

    Kevin and Vera O’Neill’s family July 13, 2020
  19. You were my God father and a true family friend of my parents I remember the days of MDS delivery services and my 10th birthday present from you a flight in an aeroplane the memories shall live on forever may you rest in peace with Love your God son Tony Morgan

    tony Morgan July 13, 2020
  20. RIP Terry, your sense of humour always got to me , condolences to Mrs Lappin and family

    Andy Connolly July 13, 2020
  21. Deepest sympathies to you Monica and the whole Lappin family. Yourself and Terry were always spoken off in the highest regard on the mall road by mum .
    Terry will be having a great catch up chat with Aileen and his grandmother Catherine.
    We are having a mass for Terry in Dublin next week.
    Noel, Clare, Catherine and Miriam.

    Noel Murray July 14, 2020
  22. My deepest condolences to Monica and family. Terry was so helpful and very generous with his time while I was at the parish office. He was the one person who I could call on in an emergency. Very sad to hear of his passing. Margherita

    Margherita Paolini July 14, 2020
  23. Deepest sympathies to Monica and the Lappin family. Terry’s enthusiasm and friendliness will always be remembered. A stalwart of our community, Terry is sure to be missed. Rest in peace.

    Vin and Jo Mannes July 14, 2020
  24. Your beautiful smile and twinkling eyes are forever imprinted in my heart. You and Monica walked together in love and compassion for all. You will be sadly missed but how fortunate was I to have known you. All my best wishes to Monica and Jane and all the Lappin family

    Maria Doganieri July 14, 2020
  25. Rest In Peace Terry & may God welcome you into his eternal loving and peaceful embrace. Our deepest sympathy to Monica and all of the Lappin family. We hope that your lifetime of wonderful memories comfort you. Always With Love, Rebecca & Tayne

    Rebecca Haley July 14, 2020
  26. Love you Grandpa Terry. Rest In Peace ❤️

    Adam July 14, 2020
  27. To our dearest Monica and family, whom we love very much. Sincere condolences on the passing of Terry.

    Frank has fond memories of the days working in the transport industry with Terry. It was good fun competing with each other loading the trucks. (Mind you – Terry always beat Frank!)

    Terry was a wonderful father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

    Frank and Helen send all their love and will be thinking of Monica and family.

    Frank & Helen O’Neill and family July 14, 2020
  28. Thoughts are with the Lappin family. Terry you were a terrific guy and will be missed by all who knew you.

    Guss Lambden July 14, 2020
  29. I’m so glad I met Jane on the bus when we were 18 ! And my times at the Lappin house where I was so welcomed by Terry and Monica . Loved Terry’s roast dinners !! RIP Terry ! ❤️

    Katie Lapham July 14, 2020
  30. Was a delightful gentlemen. Our deepest sympathies to all the family. Our thoughts are with you all. Much love and hugs. xx

    Lorraine & Bob MacGillivray July 14, 2020
  31. May you Rest In Peace mate. Condolences to everyone who knew you. Love the konicanin family.

    Samuel konicanin July 14, 2020
  32. Rest in peace Terry. You have given so much time and energy to Morwell Catholic Parish over many years, and will be sadly missed. Our prayers are with you and Monica and your extended family.

    Cheryl and Michael Edgar July 14, 2020
  33. I met Terry over 40 years ago when I met his beautiful daughter Jane on the bus going to work in Traralgon. Terry and Monica where so welcoming when I would visit there house .and I loved Terry’s roast dinners ! Thinking of you all . RIP Terry ! Love Katie Lapham . ❤️

    Katie Lapham July 14, 2020
  34. Our thoughts and love extended to the Lappin family. How truly blessed you are to have had such an amazing man in your midst
    The Baccega Family

    Brenda Baccega July 14, 2020
  35. Gosh Terry, the memories just keep flowing, especially the away trips to Warragul, we could never win there because we were too busy wining & dining at the Darnum Pub. It was an honour to know you & even more of an honour to follow in your footsteps as the President of the LVABA. I’m gonna miss you champ 😥😥

    Mark Tanti July 14, 2020
  36. Deepest sympathies to Monica,and all the Lappin Family on the passing of Terry RIP. Loving thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.
    Marian and Jim.Ireand.

    Marian Kearns July 15, 2020
  37. Deepest Sympathy to Monica and family on the death of Terry RIP. Even though we have not seen each other for a long time the Lappins were always in our hearts and considered part of the enlarged O’Reilly/Murray family.

    Gabrielle Malone (O'Reilly) July 15, 2020
  38. Dad, there are so many reasons to be thankful that you are my dad, you taught us all so many lessons about life; the importance of unconditional love, being able to forgive, seeing the best in everyone, as well as looking at things from another’s perspective, perseverance, and just how we have to value family to name a few. We will look after mum although at the moment she is looking after us. Love you always x

    Catherine Blackford July 15, 2020
  39. Thoughts and prayers are with you Monica and all the Lappin family at this very sad time…RIP Terry…in God’s care…

    Paula and Chris Hunter July 15, 2020
  40. Special memories. I was one of the many blessed to be a part of Lappins household as I was growing up. Always felt welcomed and at home with enough delicious food to go round.( Stew and roast chicken, yum!)
    Mr Lappin usually greeted me with a ‘friendly “Hey Diffa” and a pull of my hair. (I managed to cover the bald spots quite well over the years.) Then if I was lucky I got a low flying drive home with Marian and I hanging on for dear life. The 10 minute drive was made in only 5.
    Here’s to you Terry,
    always warm and welcoming and ready for a chat.
    A Beloved husband, father and grandfather. You will be missed and remembered with much fondness and love.
    I so wish I could be there with you all today to celebrate a life well lived. But I will be with you in spirit.
    Sending much love and
    Hugs to you all.
    Anne DiFabrizio- Little

    Anne DiFabrizio Little July 15, 2020
  41. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Monica and all of your wonderful family,

    Angela and Keith Mcgrath July 15, 2020
  42. Deepest sympathy to Aunty Monica (being polite and hard to drop, lol) and all the Lappin family on the passing of Uncle Terry. I grew up with you both when we lived next door, you are more like family than neighbours. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Barbara Smits (Kracht) July 15, 2020
  43. Sending the family strength, love & prayers today. To a Great Man Rest in Peace & God bless
    Zboril Family

    Sonja & Karl Zboril & our Family July 15, 2020
  44. Our deepest sympathy to Monica and the entire Lappin family. It is a huge loss for the Morwell Catholic Parish. Nothing was ever too hard or too much for Terry. He was taken away but God also needs help and what a great person to have.
    Much love Marie and Phil Dalia

    Marie July 15, 2020
  45. Much love to the beautiful Lappin’s and extended family.
    A true gentleman xx
    love Eloisa, Nathan and Family

    Eloisa Tripodi July 15, 2020
  46. To the Lappin family;
    We would like to express our sympathy at the passing of your father and wish you all the best at this sad time. We hope you are managing okay and we are sending all of you our thoughts and prayers.
    From the students of 7P – CCS

    7P Students - Sion Campus CCS July 15, 2020
  47. Condolences to all the Lappin. A family large in number but larger in spirit and love. You must feel so proud of Terry, he has been justly recognised by so many. Sincerely Joanne and Wayne Leviston

    Joanne Leviston July 15, 2020
  48. Truly a gentleman, always up for a chat about the old days and such a positive outlook on life.
    Sympathies to the Lappin and extended family.

    Mark, Nicole and Family July 15, 2020
  49. Our deepest sympathy go to Monica and family. He was always a friend, always gave advice and a true gentleman and a great mentor. Love from Ron Witton and julie ( Queensland)

    Ron witton July 15, 2020
  50. You were the best Terry love always xxx Peter Spence

    Peter Spence July 15, 2020
  51. I was so lucky to spend that hour with you and Monica Rest In Peace Terry love always xx

    Peter Spence July 15, 2020
  52. Condolences to the whole Lappin family. He will be missed in the community xx Colleen (Slocum)

    Colleen Jongerius July 16, 2020
  53. My Deepest Sympathy to Dearest Monica, and all of the Lappin Family.
    I was deeply shocked to hear of this sad news…
    The St.Vincent De Paul Church / Morwell Catholic Parish has lost one of its founding ‘Fathers’.
    I shall miss you, Terry…..
    Please Take Care, Monica.
    God Bless.

    Steve Rode July 16, 2020
  54. A great family man, forever opening his house to all welcomed visitors. Sharing a cheeky grin or a laugh with the young fella’s or giving you a clip behind the ear if you were playing up. And if he couldn’t reach you, Bernie would step up with a snap (always partners in crime)
    You knew where you stood with him
    – a true gentleman
    Our heartfelt condolences to Mrs Lappin and all the family
    Love Frank & Claire Marino

    Frank & Claire Marino July 16, 2020
  55. Condolences to the Lappin clan. Sad news. Such a spritely generous man. Great to have played billiards along side him. God Bless

    Dan McLean July 17, 2020
  56. I met him in 1958, great bloke vale Mr Lappin

    Andjelkovic July 17, 2020
  57. My heart breaks for all the family, deepest sincerest condolences and prayers to everyone, thank you for taking the time and patience to make me a better person. My thoughts are with you more than you think.

    Michelle Hamden August 10, 2021