Lisa Pulizzi Brady passed away Thursday evening, October 10, 2019 at Norfolk Sentara Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born to Vito and Teresa Gaitan Pulizzi on January 8, 1961, at Riverdale, Prince George’s County, Maryland. She started school in Falls Church, Virginia and then the family moved to Manassas, Virginia. She graduated from Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas in 1979 and went on to graduate from the Northern Virginia Community College and and then from George Mason University with an art major.
She worked at a commercial print company and later was the Marketing Director for the Navy Federal Credit Union for many years. Lisa started working part-time at the Chesapeake Central Library, Youth & Family Services Department in April, 2007. Everyone who came into contact with her loved her. She was a joy to her co-workers and the children and families she taught. Her artistic and crafty side amazed everyone. In June, 2012, she was hired full-time at the library’s Greenbrier branch. Her enthusiasm for her job was infectious. The programs she was involved with were known to everyone. She was transferred to the library’s Major Hillard branch several years later and took with her the same enthusiasm. The programs she did there and helped with brought joy and amazement to both the citizens of Chesapeake as well as her co-workers. The City of Chesapeake has lost a ray of sunshine that can’t be replaced.
On October 27, 1984, she married Patrick Brady in Manassas, Virginia. They soon moved to the Virginia Beach area where they have resided since.
She is survived by her husband and their 4 children ~ Kyle and wife Carolina, Lauren Paige, Connor, and Chase Brady; her mother; two brothers–Vito and Michael; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members and friends who loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents and her horse Brock along with many other loved pets.
Lisa loved life, family, the beach, flowers, music, animals and all things beautiful. She was a talented artist and loved to share her artistic abilities with others. She loved to make flower arrangements and did all the flowers for many weddings.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had held many positions of leadership in the Church. She made all activities fun and successful. She will truly be missed.
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
412 Scarborough Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322