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Ms. Lisa M. Gentile

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“Lisa was a wonderful person and a delightful coworker. Like many at HBS, I will miss her very much. ”
1 of 34 | Posted by: Teresa Amabile - Amherst, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Lisa's passing. She was such a delight to work with - always kind and so very helpful. She will be sorely missed at HBS. ”
2 of 34 | Posted by: Jane Barrett - Watertown, MA

“Ginny, We are so saddened to hear about Lisa. You are in our heart and prayers.Love, Gayle (CERQUA) and Donnie Sullivan ”
3 of 34 | Posted by: Gayle Sullivan - Waltham, MA

“To Ginny and Shane, I send my deepest sympathy on the passing of Lisa.Working with you Ginny, I know how close you were !May God hold you in the palm...Read More »
4 of 34 | Posted by: Frances Coonnolly - Watertown, MA

“Gunny, So sad to hear about LisaRicky and I send our deepest condolences .Elise and Ricky Nessolini ”
5 of 34 | Posted by: Elise Alegria - Friend

“So very sorry Ginny and Shane and Larry and all the family for your excruciating loss. You are all in our prayers. Call if you need anything we can...Read More »
6 of 34 | Posted by: M teresa Butler - Waltham, MA

“When the renovated Morgan Hall on the HBS campus first opened in 1992 I had the fortunate opportunity to share a quad with Lisa when she was an...Read More »
7 of 34 | Posted by: Kathy Randel - Waltham, MA

“To Lisa's family and friends - My deepest sympathy goes out to you. Like so many people who worked with Lisa, I always felt uplifted by her. She made...Read More »
8 of 34 | Posted by: Mandy Shear

“I Love you Lisa! You were such an incredible friend. I have so many amazing memories that I will hold forever in my heart! Until we meet again! May...Read More »
9 of 34 | Posted by: Jill McMillen - Westborough, MA

“Lisa- Your passing was such a shock to me and to all those in OSS who worked with you. I remember when you worked for Professor Goldberg, before...Read More »
10 of 34 | Posted by: Alan Hutchings - Arlington, MA

“Lisa, I can still see your face the first time I met you in Loeb in September, 2002. I had just taken a temp-to-perm position and was unsure if HBS...Read More »
11 of 34 | Posted by: Theresa Gaignard - West Roxbury, MA

“My heart is heavy Lisa. You were a beautiful perosn inside and out. I will never forget you and will hold memorioes of you deep in my heart. I hope...Read More »
12 of 34 | Posted by: Jami Aucoin - Framingham, MA

“Miss you LisaI will make sure Shane never forgets what a wonderful mom he had. She loved you to the moon and back. You were her world❤&...Read More »
13 of 34 | Posted by: Ginny Gentile - Ashland, MA

“You are a ray of sunshine everytime I saw you your smile greeted me all the time thank you and god bless you. ”
14 of 34 | Posted by: Martin O'Sullivan - Everett, MA

“We will miss you, Lisa. I was among the countless people who benefited from Lisa's work every day. Lisa was such a delight in everything she did. My...Read More »
15 of 34 | Posted by: Willy Shih - Jaffrey, NH

“I was one of hundreds and hundreds of people that Lisa helped. She came in to work every day, and she helped people. She never became impatient, or...Read More »
16 of 34 | Posted by: John Galvin - Boston, MA

“Ginny, I am deeply sorry for your loss. There is no pain like losing a child unexpectedly. May you find comfort in the memories and take things day...Read More »
17 of 34 | Posted by: Susan Green - Framingham, MA

“I send my deepest sympathy to Lisa's family, friends and co-workers. I was deeply saddened to learn of Lisa's passing. She was my go-to person when...Read More »
18 of 34 | Posted by: Paula Alexander - Allson, MA

“I am so sad and sorry to hear about Lisa's passing. We spend countless days walking together from the parking area to our respective buildings...Read More »
19 of 34 | Posted by: Tsedal Neeley - Boston, MA

“Some people make the world a better place through their everyday kindness. Lisa was one of those people. She brought deep expertise to her work, she...Read More »
20 of 34 | Posted by: Dianna Magnani - Newton, MA

“I am so deeply saddened to learn of Lisa's passing. When I started working at HBS 21 years ago, she quickly became a go-to resource and cheerful...Read More »
21 of 34 | Posted by: Lisa Pode Hughes - Wilmington, MA

“Shocked and saddened to hear of Lisa's passing. We did not work closely but she was one of THE people to go to when you needed the right answer. I...Read More »
22 of 34 | Posted by: David Lane - Boston - Coworker

“To the Gentile family,I am but one of the many, many colleagues and friends at HBS who knew and were indebted to Lisa for her many kindnesses, and...Read More »
23 of 34 | Posted by: Derek van Bever - Cambridge, MA

“Lisa was so a devoted member of the HBS community. She will be missed. Linda ”
24 of 34 | Posted by: Linda Hill - Brookline, MA

“I am saddened to learn about Lisa's passing. We will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. ”
25 of 34 | Posted by: Letty Garcia - Cambridge, MA

“I am so very saddened to hear about Lisa's passing. What a lovely, fun and kind person she was! She will be so missed by all. My condolences go out...Read More »
26 of 34 | Posted by: Colette Ciregna - Cambridge, MA

“Like many others writing here, I had the pleasure of working with Lisa at HBS. She clearly made such a lasting and great impression on all of us. I...Read More »
27 of 34 | Posted by: Charlotte Tuminelli - MA

“It was such a pleasure working with Lisa at HBS. She was a lovely, kind person, and will be fondly remembered by so many. ”
28 of 34 | Posted by: Michael Skocay - Boston, MA

“Ahh so many wonderful and happy memories with Lisa. Awedome co-worker and friend who helped me out many, many times. And our being moms to our lovely...Read More »
29 of 34 | Posted by: Barbara Cleary - Brookline, MA

at Loeb House 2007 “13 years of working together side by side - you taught me everything there was to know. you helped everyone at HBS with patience and grace and never...Read More »
30 of 34 | Posted by: sophia markopoulos - Westwood, MA

“Lisa I hope you are in a happy place surrounded by loved ones with beauty and comfort all around you. Your loss is deeply felt by coworkers like me....Read More »
31 of 34 | Posted by: Manjari Raman - CAMBRIDGE, MA

“I am so very sorry to hear of Lisa's passing. I also worked with Lisa at Harvard Business School, and we chatted, laughed and gossiped over the many...Read More »
32 of 34 | Posted by: KATHLEEN FARREN - West Roxbury, MA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Lisa's passing. We worked together at HBS for many years, and when I first started, Lisa was the single most helpful person I...Read More »
33 of 34 | Posted by: Tara Abbatello - Waltham, MA

“Have the best memories of High school and hanging out with our boyfriends . Will be keeping your family in my prayers . Rest with the angels . ”
34 of 34 | Posted by: Terry Whelan-Laflamme - NH


Framingham - Ms. Lisa M. Gentile, of Framingham, died on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Framingham Union Hospital. She was 52.

Lisa was born in Waltham on September 4, 1968, a daughter of Virginia M. (Corkery) Gentile of Ashland and Lawrence J. Gentile of Marlboro. She moved with her family to Ashland as a child and graduated from Ashland High School in 1986.

She earned her associate degree from Aquinas Junior College and worked for many years as an administrative assistant at Harvard Business School. She'd lived in Newton before moving to Framingham thirteen years ago.

In addition to her parents, Lisa leaves her son, Timothy Shane Corcoran and his father, Timothy B. Corcoran; her brothers Lawrence J. Gentile and his wife, Phyliss, of Bellingham and Shaun Gentile of Marlboro, and her sister Lyndsey Gentile of Douglas.

Family and friends will honor and remember Lisa by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, May 27th from 4 to 7 p.m. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 28th at 10 a.m. in Saint Patrick's Church, 212 Main St, Watertown. Burial will follow in Saint Tarcisius Cemetery in Framingham.