Edith G. “Edie” Lis, 91, of Sheffield died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. Edie, the last of 10 children, was born July 19, 1928, in Great Barrington, 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 Nov. 27, 1948, predeceased her Sept. 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; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Joseph S. Lis, Edie was predeceased by sons Peter A. Lis and Joseph F. Lis, daughter Sharon Clark, granddaughter Samantha Clark, four sisters and five brothers.
A funeral Mass for Edith G. “Edie” Lis will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at Corpus Christi Church, Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish with Rev. William P. Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Bridget’s Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. 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 toward funeral expenses. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.