Lisa A. Fittanto
October 22, 1960 – December 19, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lisa A. Fittanto on December 19, 2023.
Lisa is survived by her mother, Joyce, father, Nick (Ellen), sister, Julia and nephew, Nicholas.
Lisa was born on October 22, 1960, at Madison Avenue Hospital in New York City, the same year that John F. Kennedy was elected to serve as President of the United States; and President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960 into law. As fate would have it, Lisa was born in a year of change that she too would forever be a Champion of Country, Loyalty, and Duty.
After graduating from Fordham University in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Communications with Honors, she was employed by Tower Air where she traveled extensively, visiting many foreign lands including domestic travel for over fifteen years.
During the Iraq War, Lisa was recognized with a Commendation for her role as an in-flight manager for transporting our U.S. servicemen and women overseas. These worldly experiences have defined Lisa with a well-rounded view of the world and various cultures she so thoroughly embraced. Lisa was multi-talented who later embraced a successful career in Finance.
As a native New Yorker, Lisa enjoyed the allure of our fair City and was passionate about the many treasures the city had to offer. Her love of Broadway Theater, museums, concerts, fine dining, and high fashions were a small part of who she was. Her appreciation of abstract art and love for many genres of music speaks volumes about her depth and knowledge for the finer things in life.
Lisa thrived in the outdoors and enjoyed walking and exercising with friends. She appreciated the beauty of nature and had a green thumb at heart, surrounding herself with many plants and flora in her home.
Lisa’s education and travels allowed her brilliant mind to appreciate many aspects of life. She was an avid reader and a lifelong learner. She would mentor and teach others. She would always say “Knowledge is Power”. Her business career has been a monumental success throughout her years working for Bloomberg, Refintive and LSEG. She had many passions but most dear to Lisa was her staunch support for Women’s rights and the Humanities. Lisa volunteered for various causes over her lifetime, which benefitted many underprivileged communities. Not only did she invest her time in worthy causes, she also donated to Planned Parent Hood and many other well-established organizations that helped our citizens.
Lisa will be forever in our hearts and missed greatly by her loving family, friends, and colleagues. She was blessed with a beautiful and rewarding life, filled with the love of her family who will cherish the memories of her humility, kindness, thoughtfulness, generosity, and friendship.
Donations in Lisa’s memory can be made to The Glioblastoma Foundation by clicking Your donation will help find new therapies for Glioblastoma.
The family will be present on Friday, January 5th, 2024 from 5-9 PM at Ruggiero & Sons, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Services – 732 Yonkers Avenue- Yonkers, New York 10704 (914) 375-1400 www.FRSWFH.com. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Saturday, January 6th, 2024 at Saint Clare of Assisi Church, 1027 Rhinelander Avenue, Bronx, New York 10461. A Cremation will take place privately.