REMEMBERING: Lisa Marie Muccilo ‘92

1970 – 2003

1970 – 2003

February 16, 2004

Dear fellow Jasper,

It is with great sadness that we write to inform you of the passing of one of our own alumni, Lisa Marie Muccilo ‘92, who died on August 18, 2003. She was 33 years young. She had breast cancer.

Lisa was diagnosed with breast cancer at 27 years of age, shortly after her mother battled the same disease. While undergoing aggressive chemotherapy, Lisa continued to work full time as an engineer and she became a consummate advocate of breast cancer awareness, outreach and education.

Lisa fought valiantly for 6 difficult years, never catching a break as the cancer spread to her bones and liver. Through it all, she continued to make a difference in the world. Some of her achievements include facilitating the formation of theYoung Survival Coalition (YSC); serving as YSC Education & Outreach Officer and board member; creating the YSC’s Breast Health 101 Program; and representing the YSC on advisory panels for Roche pharmaceuticals. Lisa worked tirelessly for the YSC and recently founded the New Jersey Affiliate of the national organization. She raised over $100,000 in 2003 alone for the YSC NJ.

Lisa also found time to co-star in the documentary, “Fighting for our Future”, which aired on Lifetime television. She implemented the MAAC Fights Back Program, which brought breast cancer awareness to the college community. Twice, she was invited to the White House to meet President Bush and she joined Vice President Cheney at a luncheon for breast cancer heroes. Through it all, Lisa never complained, never tired and never gave up. She was simply, awesome!

Lisa was an inspiration to everyone she knew and her commitment to breast cancer awareness, outreach and education will live on forever. We share some of Lisa’s extraordinary accomplishments with you, because we are indebted to her for enriching our lives and the lives of countless others. We are equally devoted to honoring her at Manhattan College, where our friendships began.

In health and happiness,

Josette (Labrum) Stock ’90
Erin McGrath ’92
Susan (Tarasco) Iannuccilli ’90
Lisa (Mercadante) Natosi ’92

Debbie Beagan ’91
Joseph Rachiele ’92
Edward Roche ’91
Maria (Lamicella) DiCarlo ’93
Beth (Devlin) Wallace ’92
Sandra (Sapone) Taylor ’93

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2 responses to “REMEMBERING: Lisa Marie Muccilo ‘92

  1. Erin McGrath

    August 18, 2008 (Lisa’s 5 Year Anniversary) – Update
    We were able to raise more than $25,000 which was used to renovate the women’s basketball team locker room. Details regarding a dedication ceremony will be made public shortly.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped make this possible. We feel blessed and privileged to have known Lisa and this tribute to her life will be a fitting one.
    -Erin McGrath ’92


  2. Jonscott Turco. '91

    Fellow Jaspers,

    I stumbled on this page through the random nature of the Internet and am so sorry to hear the news about Lisa. I recall her kind nature and hope there is something I may be able to do to contribute. Please let me know of any fundraising activities this Fall.

    Thank you,



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