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“I am glad I know Lisa even though it was only for a few years. She was a funny and bright person who made me laugh. My sincere condolences to...Read More »
1 of 85 | Posted by: Autumn Hurier - Stoneham, MA

“Thanks for the memories!!!!!!! Stunned when I heard the news. ”
2 of 85 | Posted by: Robert Belanger - Chelsea, MA

“Karen,Diana and Pam So sorry to hear about your Mom. My prayers are with you all through this difficult time. If there is anything you need...Read More »
3 of 85 | Posted by: Maureen Lucey - Malden, MA

“May you fly with the angels. I am a fellow DJ. I am on air at PIXY 103 on the Cape and want to show my respect to a fellow on air personality.. ...Read More »
4 of 85 | Posted by: Lori Lori Welch - Teaticket, MA

“Dear Maryellen and all the Doyle Clan,So sorry on the passing of Lisa. May your treasured memories help ease your pain.With deepest sympathies,Sue...Read More »
5 of 85 | Posted by: Sue Daly - Melrose, MA

“Mary Ellen & Family sorry to hear of Lisa's Passing Never will forget the Summers at Revere Beach and Rockport with Lisa and your parents. Cookouts...Read More »
6 of 85 | Posted by: Mary (Driscoll) Carroll Salem NH

“I knew Lisa when we attended UMass Boston together. Very often we would drive i together . She was a delightful person . I am very sorry for your...Read More »
7 of 85 | Posted by: Terry Kennedy - Lynnfield, MA

“I grew up down the street from Lisa in Melrose on Lebanon Street. and I am so sorry to here of her passing . She was a sweet sweet child full of fun ...Read More »
8 of 85 | Posted by: John whalen - North Smithfield, RI

“It was great feeding you back in the mid 80's. It was funny that you always knew whe. I would be coming in with food for the station. You were a lot...Read More »
9 of 85 | Posted by: Toby Kirkiles - Jacksonville, FL

“Although I did not know Lisa, I have heard many great things. She is a legendary voice and memory from my younger years, and as a prior radio...Read More »
10 of 85 | Posted by: Tina Romand - Haverhill, MA

“Was an avid listener when she was on KISS 108, she will be missed ”
11 of 85 | Posted by: Dawn Deacy - Boca Raton, FL

“Lisa, you were the girl everyone wanted to be at UMass, Boston and at every club we went to. You were smart, funny and so beautiful.Being with you...Read More »
12 of 85 | Posted by: Lorri McBride - North Reading, MA

“She was the one that the young radio women looked to for inspiration, although we were often too star struck to tell her that, so we admired from...Read More »
13 of 85 | Posted by: Anne Cody - Acquaintance

“My prayers and condolences to Lisa's family. As a Medford girl, Lisa was an icon and we all looked forward to hearing her on Kiss 108. Such fun times...Read More »
14 of 85 | Posted by: Lynn Sousa - Tewksbury, MA

“I worked with Lisa at Kiss 108 back in the 80s and 90s. She was one of the bright lights at the station, and she was a true friend over the years. ...Read More »
15 of 85 | Posted by: Fran Carnes - Salt Lake City, UT

“Sad news. She liked to share stories with a big smile to go along with her genuine fun personality. My condolences to her family and friends. ”
16 of 85 | Posted by: Robert Caggiano - Laguna Niguel, CA

“Deepest sympathy to all of Lisa's family and loved ones. I was a classmate of Lisa's, the class of 1975 at Melrose High. We were in the same home...Read More »
17 of 85 | Posted by: Heather Thistle Chanley - MA

“Lisa Tedesco better known as Lisa Lipps was a gift from God, who created a storm, as an on-air talent, at Kiss108 when she first started there. Many...Read More »
18 of 85 | Posted by: Juanita White, mother of Sunny Joe White - NC

“RIP Lisa Tedesco. ”
19 of 85 | Posted by: Woody A. - Somerville, MA

“god bless ”
20 of 85 | Posted by: william walsh - somerville, MA

“I remember listening to "Lisa Lipps" on KISS 108. So very sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. ”
21 of 85 | Posted by: DONNA DAVIS - TAUNTON, MA

“I knew Lisa in high school and then from listening to her on KISS 108. I lived the GH updates and General Hospitale. She was always so friendly and...Read More »
22 of 85 | Posted by: Nancy (Brown) DeSimone - Derry, NH

“You were loved by many....my deepest condolences to all who know and love Lisa...I pray the Promises of Our Heavenly Father sustain you through this...Read More »
23 of 85 | Posted by: A friend

“I am so sorry to hear this news . Lisa and I were friends for many years, since we interned at KISS in 1980. Unfortunately, we lost touch after she...Read More »
24 of 85 | Posted by: Terry Giive - Winthrop, MA

“God bless lisa ...your l ife ended so quickly ..but thru it all youve made allot of friends along the way ,,,your voice on the radio is one that will...Read More »
25 of 85 | Posted by: denis fossett - NASHUA, NH

“How I pray for you Lisa that a ray of mercy would envelop you, and that God would clasp you to His fatherly bosom - prayer adapted from the Diary of...Read More »
26 of 85 | Posted by: Kevin Jaibur - Bensalem, PA

“Kevin ”
27 of 85 | Posted by: Jaibur kjaibur@Verizon.net - PA

“We love you and will never forget you..... ”
28 of 85 | Posted by: Peggy Murphy - Dorchester, MA

“Being a former member of the broadcasting brotherhood in the late 70s and 80s...I fondly remember the KISS lineup of Matt...Sonny Joe and ,of course ...Read More »
29 of 85 | Posted by: Samuel Payne - Los Angeles, CA

“RIP ”
30 of 85 | Posted by: michelle plakas-kaiser

“So very sorry to hear of Lisa's passing. My heart goes out to her family in this very sad time. We were classmates at UMass Boston in the early 80s...Read More »
31 of 85 | Posted by: Ellen Goodland - Wilmington, MA

“On behalf of the Drew family from North Mountain Avenue I send our heartfelt sympathy and deepest condolences. May her beautiful soul Rest In Peace....Read More »
32 of 85 | Posted by: Diane Drew Streeter - Salem, NH

“My sincere Condolences to Lisa's family. Lisa was a GREAT Person, and she will be missed by all whom knew her and her unique personality. Rest In...Read More »
33 of 85 | Posted by: Richard Buckley - Walpole

“Lisa,Thanks for helping a young Kiss 108 Account Executive learn the ropes, and all your HUGE plugs for the 'little' clients, for whom it meant so...Read More »
34 of 85 | Posted by: Joe Furrier - Topsfield, MA

“Dear MaryEllen and Family,Please accept my deepest condolences. I am so very sad to hear this news. Lisa was a beautiful person. I will always...Read More »
35 of 85 | Posted by: Anne Doherty Johnson - Boston, MA

“Rest in Peace. Best to your famiky and friends. ”
36 of 85 | Posted by: Judy O'Brien - Melrose, MA

“Blessings to her family ”
37 of 85 | Posted by: Matt L - Melrose, MA

“Rest in peace Lisa Lips. I always enjoyed listening to you on Kiss 108. I'm sorry to the family for your loss. ”
38 of 85 | Posted by: Lynne Gauthier - Manchester, NH

“Worked with Lisa during the Kiss 108 hey days in the mid 1980's!! What a nice, nice woman. Just a super sweetheart of a person. Can't say enough nice...Read More »
39 of 85 | Posted by: Peter Kelley - Ft. Myers, FL

“I grew up listening to Lisa and Matty in the morning on Kiss 108, one of my favorite DJ's! I loved Lisa Lips! I am so sorry for your loss, she'll...Read More »
40 of 85 | Posted by: Jan Sullivan

“So sad to you go so young. Pray you are at peace. ”
41 of 85 | Posted by: Lori Mahar - Barnstead, NH

“I never met Lisa but I grew up listening to her and it was always a joy to hear her voice.. she was my favorite personality on the station and it...Read More »
42 of 85 | Posted by: Christopher Baker - Raleigh, NC

“I fondly remember listening to Lisa and Matty and her soap updates when I was in high school. Lisa also came to my high school Arlington High and...Read More »
43 of 85 | Posted by: Allyne Perry - Arlington, MA

“Condolences to Lisa's family. We spent wonderful times in our youth together. Disco reigned and so did Lisa. So many memories... MHS, McDonald's,...Read More »
44 of 85 | Posted by: Jeff & Laura (Yanucci) Burke - NY

“I met Lisa at the University of Mass in Boston while we were both students there. We hit it off as we both happened to work for McDonald's but in...Read More »
45 of 85 | Posted by: Patti Vitale Cameron - Reading, MA

“So many memories listening to her and the GH Update. Me and My friend Lisa Laskowski. I used to call her Lisa Lipps too. May all of your family be...Read More »
46 of 85 | Posted by: Candy Simeone - Merrimack, NH

“I'm not an acquaintance but it wouldn't let me choose fan which is what I was I remember listening to Lisa and her soap up date. Sorry to hear of...Read More »
47 of 85 | Posted by: James Sullivan - Acquaintance

“I am so very sorry to hear the passing of such a talented, loving person. My husband and I listened to Lisa always. One of my favorite radio stations...Read More »
48 of 85 | Posted by: peggi walsh breen - Neponset, MA, MA

“Lisa and I shared homerooms together, year after year. She always had a ready smile and an incredible laugh. I remember when she first did the...Read More »
49 of 85 | Posted by: Ingrid (Smith) Long - Melrose, MA

“Rest easy, Lisa... ”
50 of 85 | Posted by: Mike Bennett - Waltham, MA

“RIP lovely lady! ”
51 of 85 | Posted by: Cathy Palma - Acquaintance

“I didn't know Lisa personally but she and Mattie got me through my mornings heading to nursing school. She always was upbeat and positive and kept me...Read More »
52 of 85 | Posted by: Susan Coffey - Quincy, MA

“Remembering: By James H CavanaughTears flow and join with the rainThe pain of separation never departsDays of sorrow turn to years of...Read More »
53 of 85 | Posted by: James Cavanaugh - Peabody, MA

“Listening to Lisa and Matty every morning was a religion.... I will remember the laughter, jokes, and joy always. My heartfelt thank you... Lisa! ...Read More »
54 of 85 | Posted by: NANCY BEATTIE - BOSTON, MA

“I am sorry to hear that Lisa from the Kiss morning show passed. She was so funny to hear on radio. Her passing brought back so many memories from...Read More »
55 of 85 | Posted by: Rick DeLuca - Wilmington, MA

“We were great friends all through grammar school. We had many laughs together as kids. She was so creative and fun to be with. A great writer even as...Read More »
56 of 85 | Posted by: Steve Puzak - Medeford, MA

“So Sorry to hear this wonderful woman has passed away! I was on air with her several times, she was a true legend, rip Lisa ”
57 of 85 | Posted by: John Hoffman - Brighton

“I recall Lisa from my days as a production Intern for Ed while at KISS108. Always smiling, as I recall. I am stunned to hear the news of her passing....Read More »
58 of 85 | Posted by: Jason Mitchell - Buzzards Bay, MA

“May your memory be eternal. ”
59 of 85 | Posted by: gregg dandrea - Boston, MA

“To the Tedesco Family,My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Lisa was a great DJ and her and Matty got me through my high school years. May she RIP...Read More »
60 of 85 | Posted by: Donna Nesmith - Malden, MA

Me now. “Being from Everett, MA I grew up listening to Kiss 108 and Lisa Lipps. She even Dj'd Everett High School prom. Remember her fondly. Still listen...Read More »
61 of 85 | Posted by: Lisa Perry - Barre, MA

“Iconic player in what is considered historically as one of the best Station lineups in Radio. Thank you for all the memories. - ”
62 of 85 | Posted by: Aaron Sawyer - Hollywood, FL

“RIP Lisa You were part of the best time of my life. Thank you for that. Deepest condolences to the family and friends. ”
63 of 85 | Posted by: Janis DiStrfano McGonagle - MA

“miss you lisa ”
64 of 85 | Posted by: jerry kelley jr - Neighbor

“Drove By East Mountain Ave., in Melrose this week.....Looked up the hill thinking of Lisa ...(as.. I always do when I pass by her / her parents old...Read More »
65 of 85 | Posted by: John Corcoran - Boston, MA

“Now you rest with Dale Dorman, Bud Balou and Mark Parenteou Wow!! Heaven has an awesome radio station ”
66 of 85 | Posted by: Kenny Manzi - Methuen, MA

“Lisa now you rest with the other great departed jocks of Boston namely Dale Dorma Bud Balou Mark Parenteou Heaven now has an awesome radio station ”
67 of 85 | Posted by: Manzi - Methuen, MA - Friend

Angels Fly For You Lisa “Angels in the airwaves cry ”
68 of 85 | Posted by: Michael Wallace - Easton, MA

“So sad prayers for family ”
69 of 85 | Posted by: Denise LaCrosse - Burlington, MA

“I started listening to kiss with sonny jo and i remember the huge billboard with just Lisa on it. A great talent a pretty lady/God rest her soul ”
70 of 85 | Posted by: Annmaria Trifone - Cambridge, MA

“May you rest in peace, Thank you Lisa ”
71 of 85 | Posted by: Jody Reale - Marshfield, MA

“So sorry to hear of Lisa's passing. Although I did not know her personally, I used to love to listen to her on the radio... She was beautiful inside...Read More »
72 of 85 | Posted by: Mary Jo Tolbert - Lynn, MA

“Remember her from Houlihans, she was guest dj there, while I waitresss. Super sweet. ”
73 of 85 | Posted by: Heidi Lieb

“I'm just so shocked....Rest In Peace Lisa... ”
74 of 85 | Posted by: Hope Dickinson - Cape Coral, FL

“In so sorry to hear this. I met Lisa through a mutual friend, and we socialized when I was in college. She was one of those people who really...Read More »
75 of 85 | Posted by: Liesa Healy-Miller

“Wow I remember you well. RIP you were one of a kind and you made an impression in this world that most people never will on The general public. I...Read More »
76 of 85 | Posted by: Charlie Coote - Foxboto, MA

“GOOD GIRLFRIEND. THE KIND YOU DON'T TALK TO OFTEN, BUT WHEN YOU DO IT IS JUST LIKE YESTERDAY! SHE IS IN PEACE! ”
77 of 85 | Posted by: CONRAD CARDENAS - ROSLINDALE, MA

“I send my condolences to those that loved her. I grew up listening to get on KISS 108. And always enjoyed her and her charismatic and great energy. I...Read More »
78 of 85 | Posted by: Tammy Brown - MANSFIELD/Braintree, MA

“I WAS SHOCKED TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF MY FAV KISS 108 DJS...i SPOKE TO LISA MANY YEARS AGO SEVERAL TIMES.SHE WAS AWESOME. A TRUE BOSTON RADIO ICON!...Read More »
79 of 85 | Posted by: DAVID KUBLIN - delray beach, FL

“Lisa & I have been great friends since we started interning at KISS 108 in 1980. She has always been as funny & quick witted as ever. I'll miss the...Read More »
80 of 85 | Posted by: Lady D Diana Steele - Derry, NH

“I am so sorry to hear about Lisa she and I work at kiss I was at first an intern for J.J. Wright the worked on the A.M. side she was always good to...Read More »
81 of 85 | Posted by: steve Lavin - south dennis, MA

“My condolences to all...family friends... ”
82 of 85 | Posted by: Mary Leona Bennett - Cambridge, MA

“Lisa, may you Rest In Peace. I will never forget your kindness & generosity. ”
83 of 85 | Posted by: Sharon Eisan-Tarani - Medford, MA

“It was a pleasure to briefly get to know you in the early 1980's. May you rest in the sweetest peace ”
84 of 85 | Posted by: Denise Athy - Randolph, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
85 of 85 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Elizabeth "Lisa" Tedesco passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Andover on December 20, 2016 at the age of 59. Lisa was born in Malden on September 6, 1957., she was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, University of Massachusetts, Boston and attended Emerson College. She was the Boston Radio Legend Lisa Lipps. Miss Tedesco began her career at KISS 108 along with DJ Lady D, the real Diana Steel, as the station was in its infancy, Lisa created the Soap Up-Date, reporting on the day-time soap operas and wrote a hit song in 1981 entitled 'General Hospi-Tale' on the story line of General Hospital. She was very close to Sonny Joe White and Matty from "Matty in the Morning". Lisa lived most of her life in Stoneham and the past 2 years in Andover. Miss Tedesco was the daughter of the late Philip & Ellen (Ilmonen) Tedesco . Sister of MaryEllen Doyle & her husband Henry of Melrose and the late Philip & William Tedesco. Aunt of Christopher Doyle, Sean Doyle, Jessica Doyle and Erin Bunten. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 9:00-10:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St. Melrose at 10:30AM. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Wyoming Cemetery in Melrose. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1 Bulfinch Pl, Boston, MA 02114 or @ www. Wish.org.