Lee Lischetti died peacefully, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter, Judith, in Roslindale, Massachusetts on January 23, 2023 at the age of 96. She is survived by her children, Robert Lischetti, Paul Lischetti and his partner Nancy Childs, and Judith Lischetti and her partner Margarida Santos. She is also survived by her grandson, Jonathan Childs Lischetti, family members Monique Jarro, Juan Vega, Levi Noah Vega, Theo Marcelo Vega, and Jonathan Jarro, nieces Mariann Santacroce and Marea Meyer, cousins Paula Cuomo, Mark Uggeri, Paolo Binda, Mariangela Micheloni, Gorgio Micheloni, Marissa Artoni and their families, and numerous other dear friends, and cousins and other relatives in the United States and Italy.
Lee was born Lina Luisa Caffoni on August 16, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY where she was raised and met her husband of 68 years, Mario Lischetti. Lee had artistic talent that was reflected at different points in her life through sketches, illustrations and home décor. Lee attended the Kaupert Secretarial Institute after graduating from high school and worked at Ehlers Coffee, which was located near the Brooklyn neighborhood where she grew up.
In 1955, Lee and Mario moved to Huntington, NY where they raised their children and were active in Saint Patrick’s Parish Catholic Church. She was a full-time homemaker and mother when the children were young. After the children were all in school, she worked as an elementary school teacher’s aide in the Huntington Public Schools and received great satisfaction from working with school children.
In 2014, Lee and her husband moved to West Roxbury, Massachusetts where they lived at Sofia Snow Place near the home of their daughter, Judith. In September of 2022, Lee moved in with Judith and Margarida, who cared for her until her passing.
Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St. WEST ROXBURY on Monday January 30, at 9:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Holy Name Church at 10:00 am. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Visiting hours in the funeral home on Sunday January 29 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.