Obituary of Edith G. “Edie” Lis

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Edith G. “Edie” Lis, 91 of Sheffield died Tuesday January 28, 2020 at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. Edie, the last of ten children was born in Great Barrington on July 19, 1928 daughter of Victor Peter and Assunta (Tori) Spadaccini. She was educated in Housatonic Schools and worked at the Berkshire Motor Inn as a housekeeper for many years. Edie was a communicant of Corpus Christi Church. She was a great cook, enjoyed music and dancing and loved spending time with her family. Edie’s husband Joseph S. Lis whom she married on November 27, 1948 predeceased her on September 27, 1980. Edie is survived by three daughters, JoAnne Nowobilski of Great Barrington, Christine Lis and partner Scott McCormick of Sheffield and Charlene Palmer and husband Robert of Great Barrington, thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. In addition to her husband Joseph S. Lis, Edie was predeceased by two sons, Peter A. Lis and Joseph F. Lis, a daughter Sharon Clark, granddaughter, Samantha Clark, four sisters and five brothers.

A Funeral Mass for Edith G. “Edie” Lis will be held on Saturday February 1, at 10:00 AM with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish with Reverend William P. Murphy Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Bridget’s Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Friday January 31 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Edie’s memory may be made to the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME to help towards funeral expenses. Condolences may be made through

3 Responses to Obituary of Edith G. “Edie” Lis

  1. Your journey here on earth has ended, with you leaving behind so many wonderful memories for family and friends to cherish. Arriving at those pearly gates must have been quite a reunion…I pray your body will have eternal rest, and your sparkling spirit will shine on and on‼️I love you dear Edie..thanks for many great laughs!
    To all your family I send my condolences, love, and prayers. 🕊❤️

  2. Great memories, always smiling and welcoming. Will always be remembered.

  3. My love and prayers to the Lis family in the time of mourning. Edie was such a kind and sweet person who welcomed to the family many years ago and was always kind and thoughtful to me, Joan and our family. Edie and Joan are together now, certainly joyful and happy in heaven.
    With much love,

    Larry Holmes

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