Obituary: Lisa Berizzi
Lisa Baldwin Berizzi, “Bubbles,” 62, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 24 after a courageous and fierce battle with pancreatic cancer. Lisa was born June 1, 1955 in Lunenburg, Mass. to the late Sherman and Beth Baldwin. They moved to Greenwich, CT in 1964 where she attended Greenwich schools and graduated from Marymount College of Virginia. She spent her entire career as an amazing and compassionate nurse at Greenwich Hospital. All that knew her, her colleagues, her patients, her friends adored her.
Lisa’s incredible adventurous spirit was contagious and she often had groups of friends travel with her to Africa or other faraway destinations. Her daughter, Maggie, wrote the morning after her passing – “She (Lisa) flew planes, drove motorcycles and rode horses, if there was a choice of a direction ‘the road less traveled’ was the only option as far she she was concerned. My Mother (Lisa) was the strongest, bravest and most relentless woman I have ever known and the last 9 months cancer left her with a body that was a disgrace to her spirit, thankfully last night she let go after a fierce fight. My heart strings will forever be played by my magnificent Mom (Lisa), I pray you are finally as free as you always wanted to be.”
Lisa loved to cook, loved her dogs and horses, loved spending time at Tod’s Point and her passport was filled with stamps from all around the world but none of this compared to the love she had for her family.
Lisa is survived by her husband of 37 years, Louis Berizzi, two daughters Maggie Stewart (Jeremy) of Malibu, Calif., Annabelle Berizzi of Greenwich and Louis Jr. of Wagener, S.C., four grandchildren, Tristin Berizzi, August Matthes, Neri and Poppy Stewart, two sisters, Anne Castine of Greenwich and Tucker Murphy of New Canaan, and one brother, Sherman L. Baldwin, Jr. of Sarasota, Fl., six nephews and five nieces. She made friends wherever her travels took her and she will be missed by many.
A memorial service will be held on June 2 at 11 a.m., at the Roger Sherman Inn, 195 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT as well as a celebration of a life well lived in South Carolina later this year. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research at lustgarten.org, Greenwich Point Conservancy at greenwichpoint.org. or aikenequinerescue.org