Lisa Carole Poitras


Lisa Carole Poitras 59, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY on February 21, 1960. She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School and Springfield College. Lisa moved to Santa Cruz, California after graduation and worked as a clinical psychologist for Santa Cruz County.

She was predeceased by her father Thomas Poitras. Lisa is survived by her mother Audrey Poitras; brother Thomas Poitras (Karin); nephews Thomas (Tana) and Andrew; great niece Thea; and her sister in law Susan Poitras.

Memorial contributions in memory of Lisa may be made to St Mary’s Church, Our Lady of Queen of Peace Chapel, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

A graveside service will be held in the Spring at a time to be announced.

Guest Book

Russ and Chris Jordan

Lisa lived in our neighborhood, just down the street, for many years. She liked to walk a lot and would pass by quite often on her outings, she even took care of our house and pets on several occasions while we were on vacations over the years. We are shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. She was always pleasant to talk to and always interested in all the families that live on our street. You could say that Lisa was a fixture in our neighborhood and will be lovingly missed.

Duane Lineback

Lisa was a great classmate and so super positive. I'll always remember her that way. Prayers to her family and friends.

Linda Benedict

Gone too soon. I will cherish all the fond memories of our high school days! Praying for your family at this difficult time. RIP my friend. ❤️

Margaret M. Munroe

Lisa, I always loved looking at your photos on Facebook. It reminded me of all the times Sally, you and I used to hang out in the neighborhood. You will be truly missed. May you be at peace and my heart goes out to all your friends and family. Love always, Margaret

Darren Merrill

Another beautiful soul gone too soon, prayers and condolences to family and friends. She’ll live on in our memories.

Joanne Monaco

Life sometimes comes to a quick end! Something we all need to remember.... Lisa live your dreams now and take pic of all the beauty where you are ❤️.... RIP my friend ❤️

PJ Swinn

Lisa was one of the kindest, most gentle people I’ve ever known. She loved children and animals and was a wonderful, caring friend who always had a smile and nice things to say. I miss her laughter and the fun memories. It’s been over a month but the loss feels as fresh as yesterday. I’m honored to have been a friend to such a thoughtful, kind person. I’ll miss you forever, Lisa Poitras.

Marlene Denison

Audrey and family,
Was so sorry to hear of Lisa’s passing. My condolences to all of you at this sad time. May peace be with you.

Sandra Keefe Almy

May you rest in peace

Liz (Betty Welch) Holub

Lisa...I'll never forget the sleepovers at Collamer Heights and the crazy things we did. We were young then, that's our excuse. I really enjoyed your Facebook posts and wish you could have made it to our reunion. I hope your cat is in good care. Rest in peace, and see you on the other side of the bridge!

Tina Mangino Coffey

My heart breaks for your family and all who loved you. So many great memories from school I will cherish forever. I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful photos you had posted recently. I hope you and Jamie get together for some hoops up there....
Rest easy Poit….
Love Ginzo

Mary Ellen (Driscoll) Germano

I’m glad we were able to reconnect via social media in the last few years. I’m sorry you were taken so soon, but we will all see each other again someday. Peace and love to your family. ♥️

Michael Gormley

My prayers are out to Lisa's friends and family. She was a major force in our Class of '78 of which she was president at one time. Smart and always friendly. We will miss her.

Chris Farrell

Find peace and rest now Lisa, you will always be in our hearts

Joanne Blonkowski Romano

Taken too soon my high school friend. So happy we were able to reconnect these past few years. Loved looking at all your beautiful photography work and seeing California thru your eyes. Thoughts and prayers to the Poitras family. Rest in Peace Lisa ❤️

Lori Barnes

Malta Avenue school days seem like just yesterday, I will remember you and those happy days forever, until we meet again Lisa May you Rest in eternal peace with your Dad ❤️

Cheri Denison

Gone too soon my friend and fellow teammate. I have fond memories of our childhood together in school and through are times together playing sports. Hugs RIP Lisa