Lisa A. Stanley

November 9th, 2021

Lisa A. Stanley, age 57, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on November 7, 2021, at the Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston.

Lisa was born in Cambridge, MA, on July 18, 1964; she was the cherished daughter of John and Carol (Sylvia) Stanley of Billerica. Lisa was raised and educated in Billerica and a graduate of Shawsheen Valley Regional Technical High School with the Class of 1982.

Lisa’s family was always her first priority; she encouraged them to do their best, she was there to help in any way she could and she looked forward to every moment they spent together.

Lisa will be fondly remembered as a beautiful person inside and out. She showered her family and friends with unconditional love and devotion; she had a heart of gold and was truly one of the kindest people to everyone she met. Lisa will forever be in the hearts of those she loved.

Lisa was the beloved wife of Robert Wilkinson Canning, devoted mother of Samantha Martinello and her husband Robert of Reading, Tyler Canning and his fiancé Madison McKinley of Derry, NH and Mackenzie Canning of Wilmington. She was the loving “Gramma Lisa” of Vincent and Domenic Martinello, dear sister of Scott Stanley and his wife Kirsten of Lowell, Tracy Stanley of Woburn, Gregg Stanley and his wife Jennifer of Dracut, the late John Stanley, Jr. and his wife Nancy Stanley of Wesley Chapel, FL. Lisa is further survived by many special nieces, nephews and friends.

Family and friends will gather for Visiting Hours at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA, on Thursday, November 11th from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Lisa’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 3 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.


10 Entries in Guest Book for “Lisa A. Stanley”

  1. Elaine Monti says:

    My sincere condolences to Bob, Lisa’s children, Lisa’s parents and siblings. She will forever be remembered in my heart, as a devoted friend who never judged or spoke an unkind word of anyone. You will be missed…rest in sweet heavenly peace my friend. Love you always and forever!!!!

  2. Deirdre Scanlon says:

    You allowed me to be “family” to you and your children for more than 30 years. I always loved seeing and talking to you at family gatherings. You will be seriously missed by me and my girls. I am only glad you are no longer in pain.

  3. Chloe Ross (Janice) says:

    My friend and sis-in-law for 45 years.Gone from us here, but still in our hearts and our memories always. My belief is that when a cherished soul leaves us, it travels to the cosmos and becomes a bright new star. Tonight, look above you and you will see a VERY bright new star shining upon us. There she is …keeping her eye on us all and resting in peace. And being missed by all of us who loved her so.

  4. Lisa Desberg says:

    Mackenzie, Samantha and Tyler, my thoughts are with you. Sending you my love and energy. With sympathy, Lisa

  5. Tracey Costello says:

    My condolences to Lisa’s family. Too young to be gone so soon. Dedicated Mom I don’t think she missed a school function or sporting event. Adored by everyone she came in contact with. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all in the days to come.

  6. Andy Jensen says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the Canning family. Rest peacefully Lisa.

  7. Lisa Yentile Dupont says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all . Lisa was very special and will be greatly missed .

  8. Jill Thibedeau Keenan says:

    My prayers and condolences to Lisa’s family, I went to school with her and have fond memories with her in shop and classes.

  9. Maureen V Kerrigan says:

    My condolences to Bob and family. My first thoughts of Lisa are sweet, quick to laugh and those big beautiful blue eyes. My prayers are with you.

    Maureen Kerrigan

  10. Chloe Ross (Janice) says:

    A new star in the cosmos. Watching over us all.

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