New London — Edith Marie (Fisher) Perry Liston, 88, has gone to live with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, forever on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at New London Rehab and Care.
She was born in Providence, R.I., on Sept. 5, 1928, to Herbert Leroy Fisher and Altina Marie (Enos) Fisher. She was the oldest of seven children.
She married Anthony Perry on April 7, 1946. She gave birth to two girls and one boy. She later married Lawrence Edward Liston Sr. on March 10, 1957, and gave birth to two girls and two boys.
She has always been a housewife and went with Lawrence from duty station to duty station while he made a career in the Navy. She settled in Groton in 1968 during Lawrence’s last duty station.
She was predeceased by her parents; her husbands; her sister, Isobel Brotherton; her son, Christopher Leonardo Perry; and her grandson, Alan Steven McCreedy.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sisters, Rita Lussier, Lynn Lathrop and Shirley Kingston; her brothers, Anthony Fisher and James (Kathy) Fisher; her daughters, Christine Marie (Perry) St. Pierre, Carolanne Bernadet (Perry) Trombly, Altina Marie (Liston) MacGregor and Patricia Anne Amelia Liston; and her sons, Christopher Allen Liston and Lawrence Edward (Lisa) Liston Jr. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews; and her longtime companion, Hans Peter Swainson.
The family wishes to thank the staff of New London Rehab and Care for the excellent care and compassion they gave to Edith for the past three years and to the Center For Hospice Care for the last month and a half.
There will be a memorial for her in July. The exact date to be determined and announced.