July 11, 1980 ~ February 3, 2016
Lisa M. Sokoloff, age 35, of Cheshire, passed away on February 3, 2016. Born in New Haven on July 11, 1980, she was the daughter of Richard & Janet (Murphy) Sokoloff of Cheshire. Lisa is also survived by her brother Mark S. Sokoloff & his wife Sandra of East Hampton and her niece Taylor Sokoloff. A resident of Cheshire most of her life she excelled at every sport she played, but found her real passion and success playing basketball. To this day she holds the points record at Cheshire High School for the most points scored from freshmen to senior year, and she was point guard, almost 2000 points. Lisa was All-State and among the best on the east coast during high school. She attended St. Lawrence University where she maintained a 3.8 average and graduated with a major in Psychology and a minor in English. Lisa was a vibrant, funny, incredibly smart, beautiful, and a fantastic writer, as well as a caring daughter, sister, aunt, sister in-law, niece and friend who we loved and will miss very much. All our love always and forever. Friends may attend her funeral on Tuesday at 8:15 AM from BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM in St. Rita Church, 1640 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Friends may also visit with her family on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will take place on Tuesday in All Saint's Cemetery, North Haven.