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In Memory of

Elizabeth Tulis Blair

May 18, 1944 - April 1, 2015

Obituary


Elizabeth Tulis Blair ("Lisa"), age 70, of Barnstable and Boston, Massachusetts, passed away on April 1, 2015.

Lisa was born at Cape Cod Hospital to Anne Bacon Tulis and John R. Tulis, on May 18, 1944.

Lisa attended Barnstable Village Elementary School and graduated from Barnstable High School in 1962. She matriculated at Dean Junior College in Franklin, Massachusetts in 1964. She continued her education as a lifetime learner at Boston University.

Lisa was a natural swimmer and athlete. She spent many summers as a lifeguard, swim instructor...

Elizabeth Tulis Blair ("Lisa"), age 70, of Barnstable and Boston, Massachusetts, passed away on April 1, 2015.

Lisa was born at Cape Cod Hospital to Anne Bacon Tulis and John R. Tulis, on May 18, 1944.

Lisa attended Barnstable Village Elementary School and graduated from Barnstable High School in 1962. She matriculated at Dean Junior College in Franklin, Massachusetts in 1964. She continued her education as a lifetime learner at Boston University.

Lisa was a natural swimmer and athlete. She spent many summers as a lifeguard, swim instructor and swim coach at the Barnstable Yacht Club and Dowses Beach. A strong field hockey player, she inspired her daughter to excel in sports. She was an extraordinary teacher and friend of young children. After teaching at local Montessori and Head-Start schools, she was a founding teacher and owner of Happy Day Pre-School and Day Care Center.

As Lisa raised her daughter, Anne, the love of her life, she was an example of service to her community. She served as a dedicated volunteer or board member of the following organizations; Sturgis library, the American Red Cross, Barnstable Historical Society, National Society of the Colonial Dames, the Fragment Society, and the Barnstable Yacht Club. For a long time she served as the curator of the Trayser museum in Barnstable Village. Lisa is a member of Hyannisport Club, the Barnstable Yacht Club, The Vincent Club, Chilton Club and past member of The Beach Club, Rolling Rock Club and The Gasparilla Inn & Club.

Lisa loved to travel and deeply enjoyed art, art history, and genealogical and historic research. She was an avid patron and student of the Museum of Fine Arts.

She spent many winters enjoying the beaches and water around Boca Grande, where she built a strong community of friends.

Above all, Lisa loved hosting gatherings of friends and family at her home in Barnstable or cottage on Sandy Neck, with afternoons filled with fishing, clamming, swimming, food and endless conversation. She was a hostess with no equal.

Lisa is preceded in death by her mother, Anne Bacon Tulis, and her father, John Richard Tulis. She is survived by her daughter, Anne Bacon Blair Hudak, son-in-law, Mark Hudak, brother, Vaughan R. Tulis, sister, Joan T. Trisko and her husband, Ralph Trisko, ten nieces, one nephew, and eighteen great-nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Lisa will be held at Doane, Beal and Ames, at 160 West Main Street, Hyannis, on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 4 to 7 p.m. A church service will be held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in 3055 Main Street, Barnstable, on April 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lisa's memory to the Elizabeth T. Blair Charitable Fund, a donor advised fund of the Cape Cod Foundation, at 259 Willow Street, Yarmouthport, MA, 02675, or online at www.capecodfoundation.org. The money will then be distributed to multiple charities important to Lisa. For online condolences, please visit www.doanebealames.com.

She will be forever missed and loved.