Lisa Margaret Chalke

May 19, 1957October 27, 2018

In Sandwich, October 27, 2018, Lisa Margaret (Halloran) Chalke, O.F.S., age 61, passed away after a courageous battle with ALS. Lisa met Steve, her future husband, while she was working as a cashier at the Dennis Public Market. They were married on October 18, 1981. Born in Milton, MA, daughter of Donald & Madeline (O’Loughlin) Halloran, Lisa was educated at St. Clare High School in Roslindale and graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in Business in 1979. Lisa worked in the insurance industry until she chose to dedicate her time to being a full time wife and mother. Lisa was an active member of Corpus Christi Parish in East Sandwich where she taught Faith Formation classes. Lisa was professed to a secular Franciscan Order in 1987 and was a minister at the St. Francis of the Cape Fraternity. Lisa’s hobbies included singing, playing the piano, enjoying the outdoors, feeding the birds, and gardening. In addition to her husband of 37 years, Lisa is survived by her daughters, Meghan of Cotuit, Bernadette of Gardner, Monica of Buzzards Bay, Maryanne of Buzzards Bay, and Stephanie Rogers and her husband Jeff of Raleigh, N.C. She is also survived by her brother, Donald Halloran of San Antonio, TX, her in-laws Grandville & Mary Susan Chalke, and her British Cream Golden Retriever, Chloe, who was always by her side. Funeral arrangements are being coordinated through the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home in Sandwich. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Corpus Christi Church in East Sandwich on Wednesday morning, October 31st at 11am. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours on Tuesday, October 30th from 4-8 pm at Corpus Christi Church. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested in Lisa’s memory to Compassionate Care ALS, PO Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574. Also you can visit their web site For directions and online condolences please visit


  • Donald Halloran, Father
  • Madeline Halloran, Mother
  • Steve Chalke, Husband
  • Meghan Chalke, Daughter
  • Bernadette Chalke, Daughter
  • Monica Chalke, Daughter
  • Maryanne Chalke, Daughter
  • Stephanie Rogers, Daughter
  • Jeff Rogers, Son-in-law
  • Donald Halloran, Brother
  • Grandville Chalke, Father-in-law
  • Mary Susan Chalke, Mother-in-law
  • She is also survived by her British Cream Golden Retriever, Chloe, who was always by her side.


  • Visiting Hours Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Lisa Margaret Chalke

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James Curtin

February 22, 2019

I am sad to say that I hadn't seen Lisa since her Dad's funeral and did not know of her affliction with ALS; she certainly wasn't deserving of that fate.
I knew Lisa's Dad very well from his time working with my father as the Controller at the Francis H. Curtin Insurance Agency and to whom I can safely say that Lisa was certainly a "chip off the old block"; sharp as a tack and always a grand smile with a contagious laugh each and every time we would bump in to one another during our 4 years at Boston College. I was proud to have her as a classmate at the Heights; she certainly brightened one's day.
My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends; the world needs more caring people like Lisa; but I am sure she is up in heaven with her Dad and looking down at us all and smiling.

Fr. Marcel Bouchard

November 7, 2018

Lisa was the type of parishioner a pastor loves to have. I was privilege to be pastor for her and her family. Her passing is a terrible loss, but we trust she is enjoying God’s reward for her goodness. On Sunday, November 4 I celebrated Mass for her and her family. May your faith and your love sustain you.

Anne MacDonald

November 4, 2018

How stunned, saddened, and shocked I was to hear of Lisa's passing, although I knew that her health had been in decline. Lisa was a friend of mine during our time together at Most Precious Blood Church and School. Our children were young then. Very soon, I realized that her father, Don, and she, were different--extraordinary Catholics who professed, lived, and loved the Faith in a way most of us only read about in books. At her father's funeral at Most Precious Blood Church, every seat in that huge church was filled. Everyone knew that Don was a saint--the real thing. They knew because they had encountered him. Later, we learned that Lisa, too, was "the real thing": a saint of humility and humor, devoted to God and to her family, who fulfilled the commandments of Jesus (spoken in today's Gospel--November 4) who, when asked which are the greatest commandments responded: "There are only two: Love the Lord your God with your whole heart, your whole mind, and your whole soul. And love your neighbor as yourself. Herein, the whole of The Law is summed up."

I was privileged to know this great lady and humble saint, and I pray that she, who is surely in heaven, will continue to bless us!

My deepest condolences to Steve and the girls on their terrible loss.


Anne MacDonald

Joanie Zak

November 1, 2018

My caring prayers with love will continue for the very special soul of Lisa, her family& all who loved her! Praying God's love + the gift of time bring comfort&healing thru the loss you are all feeling now. Our Divine Savior, Jesus, Heavenly Blessed Mother Mary, Saints Francis, Clare, Elizabeth of Hungary bless you & your loved ones now&always! In Faith&Love, Joanie (St.Francis of the Cape Fraternity,St.Elizabeth of Hungary Region) The 'Joys of Heaven to Lisa'! She was a 'joy' to many!

Tracy Tellefsen

October 31, 2018

Mrs. Chalke had such a human and canine kind soul that her energy resonated a richly illuminating, profound goodness like no other. Rest in peace, Mrs. Chalke. Your light shines.

Earl Roberts

October 30, 2018

I’m so very sorry for your loss. May Lisa find new life in the presence of the Lord Jesus forever and ever. Amen.

John Brennan

October 30, 2018

Lisa was one in a million. She had an infectious smile which showcased the joy she felt when she was around people. She was a bonifide child of Christ and her place in God’s Kingdom is assured. I will miss her joyful ness and being able to witness her infallible devotion to God. Prayers for Steve and the girls and for all who knew this beautiful lady.

Cheryl LeBeau Collins

October 30, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the Chalke family. Lisa's kindness as a neighbor was immeasurable. She will always be remembered by her smile, warm conversations, and concern for others. May she rest in peace. May each of you find healing for your hearts. You will all be in my prayers.

Theresa Zannella

October 30, 2018


Your mom is so proud of you and the daughter you have become. I am grateful for the time I knew and spent with her. I treasure the strength she gave me. Lisa was a pure hearted person, loved her family, God and her life. She completely understood me when when we talked and lifted me up when I needed. She will always be my inspiration.She will always be with you, in everything you do.

Theresa Zannella

Amy Johnson

October 29, 2018

I never saw Mrs. Chalke in a bad mood. She was always smiling and bubbly and had a kind word or piece of advice. Her enthusiasm and positivity in life was contagious. She was a remarkable woman of faith. My deepest condolences to Monica and her whole family during this hard time. She’s being embraced in heaven.