Lisa Sperry

EAST BERNE — Lisa Sperry “gained her angel wings at Albany Medical Center” on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, her family wrote in a tribute. She was 55.

She was born on May 6, 1966 in Albany, New York to Lawrence Kenneth and Betty Jean (née Speenburgh) Ingleston. She graduated from Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School. After high school, she worked as a waitress at area restaurants, cared for seniors, and worked in the school cafeteria.

“Lisa met the love of her life, Phillip Sperry, in high school; they married and eventually settled in East Berne, New York,” her family wrote. “Together they made a home and became a family of six with their four sons, Christian, Colton, Calvin, and Cade.

“Lisa was devoted to her family and took great joy in raising her children. She was happy to have all her sons’ friends at her home and was lovingly known as ‘Mama Lisa.’ The Sperry home was their home. Lisa cherished family time and loved spending holidays and celebrations with all the family. She enjoyed reading, movies, flowers, and gardening.”


Lisa Sperry is survived by her husband, Phillip, and her children, Christian, Colton, Calvin, and Cade — all of East Berne; by her mother, Betty Ingleston; by her sisters, Laura Sweet and her husband, Richard, Wanda Ingleston, Ann Swart and her husband, Clifford, and Rachel Tanner II and her husband, Brian; by her brothers, Robert Ingleston and his wife, Jackie, Jeffrey Ingleston, William Ingleston, and Eric Ingleston; by her mother-in-law, June Sperry; and by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-law relations, and close friends.

Her father, Lawrence Kenneth Ingleston, died before her, as did her brothers, Jason Ingleston and Lawrence Ingleston Jr.  

“The family would like to thank all the first responders, doctors, nurses, and staff of Albany Medical Center for their loving care of Lisa,” the tribute said. “They are also grateful and humbled by the generous outpouring of love and support from the Hilltown community.”

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fredendall Funeral Home at 199 Main St. in Altamont. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with interment to follow at Westerlo Rural Cemetery on Route 143 in Westerlo.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Road Chapel food pantry in care of the funeral home.

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