Louis F. Tribulato, M.D.

Louis F. Tribulato, M.D.

February 24, 1929 – May 17, 2020


Born in Omaha Nebraska, Louis was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Madonna Cramer Tribulato; his parents, Grace and Frank; sons, Anthony and Christopher; sons-in-law, Scott Johnson and Beniamino Testolin; sisters and brothers-in-law: Nellie Vigneri (Frank), Lucille Drake (Ralph), Joe Tribulato (Helen); and brothers-in-law: Lou Seminara, Ralph McKay.  He is survived by daughters: Mary Lucien Lynch (Pat), Anne Marie Cleary (Joe), Barbara Brannen (John), Antoinette Tribulato, Suzanne Vogel (Blair), Paula Tribulato, Carla Johnson, and Martina Tribulato; daughter-in-law, Darla Tribulato; sons: Peter, Matthew (Mariela), Michael and Patrick; sisters, Camilla Seminara, and Virginia McKay; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.

Louis was the beloved father of 13 children and husband of Madonna.  He was a loyal friend and model to his many nieces and nephews and extended family.  “Louie” enjoyed spending time with his family on driving vacations, fishing and hunting, skiing in Colorado, boating and water sports, canoeing and backpacking to name a few.  He traveled widely with his wife and good friends.  He took great pleasure in woodworking in his extensive workshop, making various projects / gifts, and gardening in his backyard.  He enjoyed a long and successful career first as a general practitioner in Omaha, and then as an orthopedic surgeon until he retired at age 70.

His greatest joy in later years was spending time visiting with his numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was an active learner throughout his life, always encouraging others to do the same.  He was a quiet man with a strong sense of integrity, duty, and honor.  He led by example, was dearly loved, and will be sorely missed by those who knew him.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday, May21st from 5pm to 7pm, at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church (3405 S. 118th St.) followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, May 22nd, 10:30am, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials to Poor Clare Sisters of Omaha or Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.


To view a live broadcast of the Vigil Service or Mass, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage or use service links below.

Vigil Service: https://boxcast.tv/view/louis-tribulato—vigil-278892

Funeral Service: https://boxcast.tv/view/louis-tribulato—mass-447331



  • Michael L Riedmann Posted May 19, 2020 11:16 am

    Dr Tribulato was the neighborhood doctor and a great family man when I was growing up. Great role model and a wonderful caring Doctor.. I am sorry that his family has lost their father.

    • Antoinette L Tribulato Posted May 20, 2020 2:13 pm

      Thank you

  • Virginia Posted May 19, 2020 3:51 pm


    • Antoinette L Tribulato Posted May 20, 2020 2:13 pm

      Love you too. Sorry for your loss.

  • Jessica Posted May 19, 2020 6:20 pm

    Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, your loved beyond words and missed beyond pleasure.

  • Cathy Griffin Posted May 19, 2020 6:22 pm

    I love you Uncle Louie! You were larger than life to me. I’ll hold a special place in my heart for you. You will always be in my garden🍃

  • Teresa Vigneri Berthiaume Posted May 19, 2020 8:00 pm

    I will always treasure the many wonderful memories with Uncle Louie. The kindest person I’ve ever met and was an inspiration to me as to so many others. Loving Thoughts and prayers to my aunts, cousins and their families and friends.

  • Ken McKay Posted May 19, 2020 8:17 pm

    To all my cousins, I know you will miss your father. I think of him often. There is a strong bond that will always be present in my life. The last time I saw uncle Lou was at Sara’s wedding He said the standard for high integrity.

  • Steve Svoboda Posted May 20, 2020 10:12 am

    Very very fond memories of a Great Father and a Great Man!!….Men like Dr. Tribulato are truly very far and few between…..my prayers and thoughts are with the entire Tribulato family at this time!

  • James P O’Hara, M.D. Posted May 20, 2020 10:17 am

    Lou was a great partner, a friend and a good man. This is a tremendous loss for his family and the community.
    When ever I remember my days in Omaha, I think of Lou.

    • Mary Lucien lynch Posted May 22, 2020 12:20 am

      Thank you Dr O’Hara, I hope you and your family are doing well.

  • Mianne Mathey Tripp Posted May 20, 2020 8:17 pm

    The Tribulato family is in my thoughts and prayers. Toni, you were raised by the best, and it shows every day. God bless! Mianne

    • Antoinette L Tribulato Posted May 29, 2020 8:15 pm

      Thank you

  • Dan Marron Posted May 21, 2020 7:20 am

    We are so fortunate to have met Louie and family through marriage of Michelle and Mark. His door was always open and that generosity radiates through his family. A virtual hug for all, thoughts and prayers will be with you all as you get through this difficult time. God speed Louie!

  • Michelle Posted May 21, 2020 1:32 pm

    To the Tribulato Family, I am very sorry for your loss…
    To an incredible GREAT doctor. Although, you don’t know who I am, I am so grateful. I knew Dr. Tribulato on a professional level. He was my doctor from the time I was 6m to well into my twenties. I was probably one of his first patients when he went into orthopedics. I have CP. The faster I grew, the more surgery’s I had. He always knew when I was not doing my exercises. Oh, the hours in the waiting room… LOL. Memories: The white tape in the middle of his glasses (broken? or keep them on his nose?) An intern one of his daughters came into the room to assess with him when she gave all the right answers, the smile was so big you could see it from coast to coast. I will always remember you, DR Trib with every step I take.. In Christ – Michelle

    • Mary Lucien lynch Posted May 21, 2020 5:52 pm

      Thank you so much for writing. I am Mary Lucien, Louie’s oldest daughter and I was a senior in medical school when I saw you in my dad’s office. I remember meeting you that day because he told me I was going to meet a very special patient, He was generally quite formal with most of his patients but I could that his relationship with you was different , casual and friendly. He was also very proud of your progress. I hope you continue to do well and thank you so much for your kind words.

  • MaryAnn Bragg Posted May 21, 2020 6:34 pm

    Beautiful vigil service. I hope you can feel our love lifting you up. I was imagining a beautiful picture of a great family in heaven as I watched a great family in the church. Love to all.

  • Richard Underwood Posted May 21, 2020 6:59 pm

    My prayers go out to the Tribulato family!

  • Paulette Wilhite and children Quentin and Christian Posted May 22, 2020 10:20 am

    Heartfelt condolences to the family during this most difficult time. Be comforted to know your father/grandfather/great grandfather/uncle is in a much better place.
    Prayers, love and hugs to all of you..

    • Mary Lucien Lynch Posted May 22, 2020 8:12 pm

      Thank you Paulette. It’s wonderful to hear from you. The services were nice and we had a quiet , nice few days.

  • Michael Schutz Posted May 22, 2020 10:25 am

    We are sorry to hear of Louie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We have very fond memories of Louie throughout the years with our families and spending vacations together and are sad we were not able to participate in person. With our deepest sympathy and love, Mike and Judy Schutz

  • Paulette, Quentin and Christian Wilhite Posted May 22, 2020 11:25 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Feel comforted to know your loved one is in a better place.
    Heartfelt condolences to you all. Hugs

  • Kristi & Marv Pudenz Posted May 22, 2020 4:59 pm

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. He was a great man……… One in a million.
    It was a beautiful vigil & service. May he rest in peace. Sending our love & a hug.

  • Jane Tooley Posted May 24, 2020 5:29 pm

    My condolences to the Tribulato family. My sister Pat Tooley Baumert was a roommate of Virginia’s in nurses training. We went for dinner at her parents house a couple times. I think before Louie was married. I think he was in medical school at the time. I was about 8 or 9. We had spaghetti and Louie gave me such a bad time about the way I are the spaghetti. We wrestled on the floor and I just loved it. I got to renew the friendship when I was in college and working at Bergan Mercy hospital. He was a great man.

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *