Obituary of Lissa M. Pierson

LISSA M. PIERSON - of Woburn, April 27th, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Beloved daughter of Patricia (Baker) Pierson, she was fifty six years of age. Loving sister of Tricia Pierson and cherished friend to many. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St. Woburn, on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 10 a.m.. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem St. Woburn. Donations may be made in Lissa's memory to: SAMARITANS, 41 West Street Fl 4, Boston, MA 02111.

OBITUARY:

Lissa M. Pierson passed away at Winchester Hospital, Thursday, April 27th after a brief illness, with her beloved mother and sister at her bedside. The loving daughter of Patricia R. (Baker) Pierson of Woburn , she was fifty six years of age.

Born in Morristown, New Jersey, her family remained there for several years moving then to California and graduated from Granada Hills High School, with the Class of 1978. Being an wonderfully creative and artistic person Lissa then went on to Rochester Institue of Technology. Following college and her degree in Graphic Arts, she entered the working world with a whole lot energy and ambition! Xenotron Company presented itself first where she remained for several years, then to Atexmedia and then Newscycle Solutions where she has been over the last decade.

Lissa all throughout her life was a concerned, caring and most sincere person, always putting others first socially and professionally. It was described that her projects at work were always “thorough and meticulous” mainly because she wanted everyone’s experience a positive one, both internally and for the customer. Lissa actually epitomized the notion of a selfless team player, someone who always looked out for others first.

Lissa had taken up quilting years ago and had become a part of a Quilters Guild. Pretty much she enjoyed making quilts of valor. Lissa quilted a seventy four by eighty two inch quilt, which required at least four hundred hours to complete. Each square featured signatures of famous Boston Marathon Runners, sports stars and noteworthy celebrities. Well, she collected one hundred and eighty two signatures in all including Bird, Brady,Yastrzemski, Big Papi, just to name a few! Lissa’s sister was running the 2014 Boston Marathon, Tedy’s Team for the Samaritan’s. So Lissa made the quilt to raffle off, raising the funds and her sister ran the race! A huge cooperative effort made by both in memory of their dear friends brother: and another very special quilt she made, is now hanging in the House Senate in Washington D.C..

Lissa’s travels were world wide. She travelled professionally and in her leisure and wound up visiting just about every place she had wished to. Lissa, her Mom and sister Tricia, all travelled to England last year to learn more about their history and heritage.

Lissa lit up a room! Her beautiful smile, bubbling personality and gentle demeanor were a true testament to the woman she was, always humble, very empathetic and altruistic. A woman who truly touched the hearts and lives of not just her family, but all those with whom she ever shared her life with.

She is lovingly survived by her Mom, Pat, sister Tricia Pierson and a very cherished friend to many. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St. Woburn, on Wednesday, May 3rd, at 10 a.m.. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem St. Woburn. Donations may be made in Lissa's memory to: SAMARITANS, 41 West Street Fl 4, Boston, MA 02111.