Lapicola, Shirley

Shirley Theresa Lapicola

April 7, 1946 - January 7, 2022

Shirley Theresa Lapicola of Flower Mound, Texas passed away on January 7, 2022 at the age of 75. She was born on April 7, 1946 to Alfonso Paladio and Marcella (Baye) Mendez in Springfield, Illinois.  Shirley graduated from Ursuline High School in 1964 in Springfield, Illinois.  She attended business school for 6 months where she learned various banking skills.  Shirley married John Jay Lapicola on June 15, 1968 in Springfield, Illinois.  She enjoyed gardening, philanthropic charities, traveling, tennis, and spoiling her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, John Lapicola; daughter, Michelle Frauenheim and her husband, Darrell of Lucas, Texas; grandchildren, Courtney, Natalie, and Elise of Lucas, Texas; sister Marsha Gmeiner and husband, Rocklin of Seneca, South Carolina; brother, Steven Mendez of North Long Beach, California; and numerous other loving family and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Jeanna Marie Lapicola.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 6500 Crawford Road in Argyle, Texas.  A private graveside will take place at Ridgeview Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Shirley’s honor to her favorite charities:  Red Cloud Indian School, and Covenant House of Texas,


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We are truly sorry for your loss. Shirley was always so kind to Shannon, Mallory, Maddy and I. Her excitement when she talked was infectious. We always felt loved. She will forever be in our hearts. Christi Wheeler, January 11, 2022 Sending love and prayers John for you and the family. Shirley was such a very special person and will be dearly missed. We will talk soon.
Sherry Grayson, January 11, 2022 John, for you and your family, words are inadequate in trying to express our sorrow. Just know that our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you all. For the more than 20 years I have known Shirley, she always exhibited her concerns not only for your family, but for others she came to know, which was reflected in her underlying Grace as a true Lady of God.
Crawford Gates, Tara Blair, Adam Alligood, January 11, 2022 Johnny, I am so sorry to hear this news. My prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May God bless you & your family.
Teresa Randazzo, January 11, 2022 John, This has to be the toughest of all times for you. I can think of nothing worse than the passing of your spouse. And Shirley was always something very special both to you and everyone she ever met. I can recall your wedding on June 15th and how that was such a wonderful beginning for you two. I will not be able to travel to Texas for the services, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong! Ray Raymond Conrad and Jackie Conrad, January 11, 2022 John, words cannot express how sorry we are to hear of Shirley's passing. We are thinking of you and all your family at this time, you, Shirley, and your family are very much in our prayers.
David and Nancy Lee, January 10, 2022 Our love, prayers, and deepest sympathy to Shirley Lapicola’s family. Capt. & Mrs. Michael McHugh, January 10, 2022 Very sad for your loss. Rand Neyland, January 10, 2022