Lisa DiFabio Tronco passed away suddenly, January 23, 2017. She was 40-years-old. She is survived by her husband Jay, and parents, Carol and Tony DiFabio of Rochester, NY; siblings, Susan and Anthony, as well as loving aunts, uncles, niece and nephews. Born in Rochester NY, Lisa gave her life to educating children, specifically those with learning disabilities. Lisa moved to Charleston in her late teens to attend the College of Charleston, then completed her graduate work at The Citadel. Since that time, she brought reading skills to hundreds of children at Trident Academy, Ashley Hall and East Cooper Montessori Charter School. She was awarded the South Carolina Independent School Association, Lower School Teacher of the Year in 2006 and recognized by the SC Jaycees as their Outstanding Young American Award in the Young Educators division in 2007. Lisa’s joy was seeing a child find success and happiness in reading. A child’s joy was to be taught by Lisa. Her friends’ and family’s joy was just being in her presence or in their thoughts. She spread her happiness and generous spirit to her loving husband, her family, hundreds of friends and her dogs. Lisa courageously defeated cancer last year and was inspirational to all that know her in the graceful way that she endured such suffering from that disease. Lisa was a faithful member of Saint Clare of Assisi Catholic Church on Daniel Island, SC. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Benedict Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant, SC on Tuesday, January 31 at 12 pm, with Father H. Gregory West presiding. In lieu of flowers, Lisa’s life-work can be honored and perpetuated by gifts to the Lisa DiFabio Tronco Scholarship Fund, Trident Academy, 1455 Wakendaw Road, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464. Checks can be made to Trident Academy. A Memorial Mass for Lisa will be celebrated on February 4th in Rochester, NY. Arrangements by Charleston Cremation Center and Funeral Home. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston

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Posted on: 2017-01-30

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