Lisa Ann Keukelaar (Pierce)

Lisa Ann Keukelaar (Pierce) - Penfield, NY - Rochester Cremation

Lisa Ann Keukelaar (Pierce) was born on June 21, 1968 in Radford, VA and passed away on February 21, 2021 in Penfield, NY.  Lisa was kind, compassionate and always willing to help others.  She was an avid reader who loved to travel anywhere it was warm.  An ideal day would be spent in the sun by the water with a good book. She was a life-long Penn State and Eagles fan.  You would find her on game days, hat turned back, jersey on and cheering the Nittany Lions or Eagles.  Lisa was an amazing cook who had a passion for entertaining, which brought her to Sodus Point to manage the Mississippi Queen.  From there she developed a love of Lake Ontario and boating. A few years later, Lisa and her husband owned and operated Cinelli’s Restaurant in Sodus, NY.  Every Christmas Lisa would spend days making a wide variety of delicious Christmas cookies which she enjoyed sharing with loved ones in the most stunning presentations. She worked for years in special education and was loved by staff and students.  She had an amazing ability to connect to people with special needs and adored her cousin Edward.  Lisa cherished her pets, especially Tochee who left a void in her heart when she passed.  She was a talented writer and wrote the most beautiful poems for her Goddaughter, Autumn.  Most of all, Lisa loved her family and they loved her.

She is predeceased by her Father, John Edward Pierce; maternal grandparents, Floyd and Anna Slamp; paternal grandparents, Baxter and Ruth Pierce.  She is survived by her loving parents, Susan and Vincent Valeriano; step-mother, Zane; three sisters, Amanda, Rebecca (Derek) and Michelle (Greg); two step-brothers, Vince (Elise) Valeriano and Tom Lincoln; Goddaughter, Autumn; her husband of 24 years, Neil; mother-in-law, Patricia; several nieces and nephews; many cousins; her beloved cat, Guido; and extended family including, The Primaveras and Bobos.

Lisa was a beautiful soul and will be deeply missed.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, a private service will be held.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association @

13 Condolences

  1. Joan pulver on March 1, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Rip my friend. I enjoyed sharing vacation stories with you

  2. Lori Lapp on March 1, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Such a wonderful, loving soul! She will be sorely missed! My condolences to her family and many, many friends.

  3. Jean spinka on March 1, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Deepest condolences to you Rebecca, autumn and Shelly and Sue and BoBa. I’m So sorry for your loss, no words can express the sorrow during these difficult times. ❤️

  4. Sally Soler on March 1, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Lisa I’ve worked with many people in my time at Halpern and I can count the ones that have touched my heart deeply and you we’re definitely one of them!!! My heart is so broken for your family, friends and Guido!!! We loved you so much!! May you RIP and RIH!! Hey Lady!!!! Till we meet again!! 💕💕💕💕💕

  5. Lisa Bristol on March 2, 2021 at 8:17 am

    So very shocked and deeply saddened! Lisa spent time at my office, formerly lived two houses down from me and was also running Cinelli’s when my husband and I had our wedding reception there. I always enjoyed talking to her! Love and condolences to her family during this very difficult time.

  6. Natha Weezorak on March 2, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Lisa will be missed by many. She was an amazing friend and coworker who brought joy to anyone she interacted with. I will remember our morning coffees forever. I wish her soul so much peace.

  7. edwin lupo on March 2, 2021 at 12:56 pm

    Lisa was an amazing lady. Both beautiful and smart. He kindness and love will be missed always . Rest in peace Lisa.

  8. Clyde Smith on March 2, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about Lisa’s passing

  9. Damon on March 2, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Rest In Peace friend! Gone but never forgotten!💙💛

  10. Bonnie Huff on March 3, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    My deepest condolences to you Rebecca ,thinking of you and your family take care . Bonnie Huff

  11. Elsbeth Ebenhoe on March 3, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    Very sorry to hear this news. I enjoyed working with Lisa and her passion for the world and her students was clear. My condolences to her family.

  12. todd Crockford on March 3, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Condolences to the families.

  13. Maribeth Weed on March 5, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    I knew Lisa because her husband Neil and my boyfriend Greg have been friends forever. Spent many fun nights with her whether it be at weddings New Year’s Eve at Cinelli’s etc She was always kind beautiful and funny way too young

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