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Elizabeth M. Lisella, 94, Former Mount Vernon Resident

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Elizabeth M. Lisella, a former resident of Mt. Vernon died on Sept. 6 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was 94.

Lisella was born on Oct. 30, 1920, and was the daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth (Ronan) Birgel.

Elizabeth was a graduate of the College of New Rochelle Class of 1942 in Business Education. She was married to Mario on July 17, 1943, in Mt. Vernon where they both ran the family business Lisella Wines & Liquors until their retirement in 1975.

Mrs. Lisella is survived by six children Andrew (Linda) of Jacksonville, Fla., Mary Ann Otero of Ossining, Thomas (Ruth) of Marshall, Ill., Peter (Georgene) of Peekskill, Barbara (William) Lindsey of Houston, Patricia (Steven) Graff of Jacksonville, Fla., her daughter-in-law Sheila of Fairfield, Ohio, 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Mario, her son Louis, son-in-law Albert Otero and sister Rosemary Whittle.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday 3-7 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 am at St. Augustine’s Church in Ossining. Interment to follow at Holy Mount Cemetery in Eastchester, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the College of New Rochelle, 29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY 10805.

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