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Lucille Lisa

Obituary of Lucille Lisa

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     Heaven gained an incredibly special angel.  It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Lucy “Lucille” M. Lisa, age 81 of Lincoln Park, NJ announces her passing on Friday, April 17,2020.  Lucille was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend.  Lucille was born on February 22,1939 in Jersey City, NJ and was the youngest of nine children born to Lucy and Umberto Palmieri.

     While working at her family’s restaurant, “Chris’ Corner” in Bayonne she met a young handsome man, Philip Lisa.  It was love at first sight and the two were married on April 4, 1964.  They were happily married for 56 years.  Lucille and Philip were soul mates and shared a very strong bond. They were inseparable and did everything together.  Their love for each other never grew old. 

     Lucille and Philip lived in Bayonne together and started a family with a daughter Lori Ann then shortly after had a son Philip before moving to Lincoln Park in 1972.  Lucille really enjoyed being a part of her children’s lives and loved to watch them play sports and activities.

     Lucille was outgoing, loving, generous, kind, sweet, compassionate, and very caring of others.  She always made everyone feel special and her smile was contagious.  Her home was always open to all.  Lucille loved to cook and feed everyone who entered. She was a gracious host and her kitchen was full of delicious homemade food. 

      Her three oldest grandchildren called her, “Grandma” and her youngest called her, “Honey.” They always made her feel special and she treasured each one of them.   Lucille was dedicated to her family above all else and would spend time ensuring everyone felt that love.  She was a beautiful woman with a heart of gold.  She always lent a helping hand and was the first one to volunteer.  She loved to care for her home an decorate for every holiday.  Lucille loved spending time with her husband.  They really enjoyed traveling together, especially on cruises visiting many wonderful places. 

     Lucille loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, sisters, brother, all her family and friends.  In her early years, she enjoyed bowling and joined a league. She enjoyed and proudly watched her grandchildren play many different sports and granddaughter perform in dance recitals. Lucille loved the theater, singing, dancing, listening to music, watching old movies, flowers, and going on long scenic drives. 

     Lucille was a parishioner and Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph’s church in Lincoln Park and a member of the Columbiette’s organization for many years.  She was devoted to her religion and, “The Blessed Mother. “She enjoyed working as a local school bus aid for many years helping handicap children.

     We have so many beautiful memories that we will always cherish, and she will remain in our hearts forever.  Lucille is survived by her loving and devoted husband Philip Lisa; her loving daughter Lori Ann McGrogan and son-in-law Ray; her loving son Philip Lisa and daughter-in-law Sharon; her loving grandchildren Brittany Lisa, Tyler Lisa, Travis Lisa and Nicolas McGrogan.

     She is survived by her loving sister Anna Rossetti and predeceased by her dear parents, Lucy and Umberto Palmieri ; her dear sisters Theresa Crisonino, and Domenica (Donna,Minnie) Castelluzzo, her dear brothers Dominick (Mickey) Palmieri, Frank (Frankie) Palmieri, Peter (Petie) Palmieri, Amedeio (Emedy) Palmieri, and Albert (Al, Junior) Palmieri.  Lucille is also survived by her loving sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, Godchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

     Due to the current Pandemic, there will be a private burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Milford, NJ.  A Celebration of Life service will be held in the future when family, friends and loved ones are able gather.  

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