WELLSVILLE/ARKPORT-John A. Lisi, 89, of the Andover Road, Wellsville, formerly of Hornell and Arkport, passed away late Sunday afternoon (Aug. 2, 2015) at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville.
Born in Hornell on Feb. 19, 1926, he was a son of the late Anthony and Theresa DiVincenzo Lisi. He was married to the former Lois Wellington, who predeceased him on March 2, 2015. Besides his parents and wife, he was also predeceased by his three brothers, Jack, Anthony and Dominic Lisi and his sister, Rose Provo.
John attended St. Ann’s School in Hornell and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II.
For most of his life he was employed as a truck driver for various businesses and tucking companies in the area, most recently for Covered Wagon Train in Hornell.
A resident of the Wellsville area for nearly the past 12 years, John was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville. While residing in Hornell and Arkport he was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and was a communicant of St. Ann’s Church in Hornell.
He was a Fourth Degree member of the Wellsville Council, Knights of Columbus, a member of the Wellsville American Legion Post No. 702, a former member of the Arkport Memorial American Legion Post No 1248, a member of the Cpl. J.J. Mooney VFW Post No. 2250 in Hornell and a life member of the Hornell Moose Lodge, No. 210.
His loving family includes his daughter, Ann (J. Curtis) VanPelt of Wellsville; his brother, Angelo Lisi of Florida; his three sisters, Mary Secondo of Florida, Ann (John) Watt of Hornell and Joanne (Steve) Hoffman of Florida; also his many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of John A. Lisi.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Friends are invited to meet his family at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Ann’s Cemetery, Hornell.
The United States flag and the Army flag will proudly fly at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell in recognition of John’s military service during World War II.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to either the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell or to St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish, 27 Erie Ave., Hornell, N.Y. 14843. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences or remembrances of John are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.