She was born in Bronxville, N.Y. to Victor and Lorraine Theriot.
Stisser graduated from Greenwich High School and Southern Connecticut State University. She received her master's in special education from the College of New Rochelle. She taught physical education in the New York and Connecticut school systems, most recently at Tokeneke Elementary School in Darien.
She was an instructor at the Darien Nature Center, the first female board member of Darien Little League Baseball, and an amateur photographer for Darien High School Blue Wave sports.
Stisser is survived by her husband of 40 years, David Carr Stisser; children Brian and Leigh Stisser, Timothy and Lauren Stisser, Matthew Stisser and Casey Goodson; six granddaughters Evie, Lucy, Charly, Ella, Olive, and Pippa; and three brothers, a sister and their spouses.
The family will receive friends and family at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday Jan. 8. A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road, Darien. There will be a private burial at First Congregational Church of Greenwich.
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