Swan Funeral Home

80 East Main Street, Clinton, CT


Lisa Ann Funaro

April 16, 1960August 9, 2020
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Lisa Ann (Santoro) Funaro, 60, of Killingworth, CT, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 9, 2020 at her home in Killingworth, with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Edmund J. Funaro, Jr. for 36 years.

Lisa was born in Waterbury, CT to the late Michael and Aldea (Laliberte) Santoro on April 16, 1960. She was raised in Prospect, CT and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a business degree in accounting in 1982, passed her CPA exam and earned her MBA from the University of New Haven in 2008. She began her professional career as a budget analyst for Northeast Utilities and then as a financial analyst for Pfizer. Lisa was a dedicated worker, mother and wife always finding a way to balance the demanding requirements of her career while providing a loving, nurturing home for her family.

Lisa will be remembered for her beautiful smile, passion for life and all the love in her heart she shared with everyone.

Lisa is survived by her loving husband Ed, her children Michael of Irvine, CA, Danielle of Glastonbury, CT and Jason of Durham, NC, her siblings Michele Knapp(Greg) of Prospect, Patricia Goggins (James) of Cheshire and Domenic Santoro of MD. She also leaves behind her in-laws, Ed and Jan Funaro of Cheshire, Dave and Denise Funaro of NC, Carolyn and Todd Odegaard of VA, Karen and Scott Furr of Southbury, Pam and Jeff Swain of Southington as well as many loving aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Calling hours will be Wednesday August 12th from 4-8 PM at Swan Funeral Home, 80 East Main St., Clinton, CT. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 AM at St. Lawrence Church, Killingworth. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

The family of Lisa wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all of her family, friends, nurses and caregivers for their help during this heartbreaking time.

Donations in her memory can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org


  • Calling Hours

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, August 13, 2020

  • Burial

    Thursday, August 13, 2020


Lisa Ann Funaro

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Irish Prayer

August 14, 2020

You can only have one mother
Patient kind and true;
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same to you.
When other friends forsake you,
To mother you will return,
For all her loving kindness,
She asks nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To our dear mother up above;
Tell her how we miss her,
And give her all our love.

Deb Ziegenhagen

August 13, 2020

Remembering the days that our lives were so intertwined. Starting at NU together, being pregnant together, and eventually job sharing together. The happy and demanding times of juggling our job and our family-we always made it work. So many good memories! I know you are in good hands now. You will live on in my heart. To Ed, Mike, Danielle and Jay my heartfelt sympathy. I know your Mom raised strong children and you carry her strength and spirit within you.
I'm holding you in prayer as you move through this difficult time. Much Love,
Deb Ziegenhagen

Christopher Knapp

August 11, 2020

I will always remember the fun times we shared when all of our families would go to the cottage. Your influence on me to be a good person played a big role in my life, must have been the Santoro upbringing I received! You were a kind, funny, loving, joyous, and caring individual. I will cherish all of of our talks and laughs we shared, and our family Easter Egg Hunts.
We will miss you greatly, and will live forever in my heart and mind as with Grandma and Grandpa. I love you and miss you always! ❤️❤️

Chris & Karen

katrina knapp

August 11, 2020

I love you Aunt Lisa. I will forever cherish all the wonderful memories we shared. You will always be missed and will hold a special place in my heart. Love. Katrina

Alan Curto

August 11, 2020

Lisa had a beautiful smile and a spirit that not even a cruel disease could conquer. We will remember not how she died but how she lived; how she lit up so many family gatherings and holidays over the years with her laughter. We were blessed to know her, and will hold her memory in our hearts always.

Leah Tanger

August 11, 2020

I worked with Lisa at millstone. She was just starting as I was leaving. Bragged on her husband and sweet kids. So very sorry and way too soon.

Adrienne Patrella

August 11, 2020

I had the honor of knowing Lisa from "The Strong House", an Adult Day Center in Madison.

As a staff member, I had the pleasure of seeing Lisa on a weekly basis and came to love and admire her strength and courage.
To say she was one of my favorite clients is an understatement.

I will always remember her excitement in dancing and singing to "Sweet Caroline". From now on, everytime I hear that song, her smile and beautiful face will appear before me.

Rest in Peace "Sweet Lisa",

Greg and Tina Knapp

August 11, 2020

Aunt Lisa,
Thank you for all the wonderful memories we were able to share with you. You were an amazing aunt and even though we may not see you anymore please know you will always be in our 💜Hearts! We love you and are glad that you are in a better place where you can be a sweet angel and watch over the rest of us!

Michele Knapp

August 10, 2020

Lisa I love you. Will miss you each day. You are in peace now❤️❤️❤️ Love u more Michele


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