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Lisa G. Bidwell
January 12, 1952 - April 6, 2013

Lisa Bidwell of Newport, RI, died peacefully at home in her sleep on Saturday, April 6th, a year after her incurable cancer had been diagnosed. Lisa as born in New York City and grew up in White Plains, New York. A graduate of Bradford College and the New School from Social Research, from which she also received her master’s degree, Lisa was for many years the director of development at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in New York City. In 1995 she and her husband, Miles Bidwell, founded an economics consulting firm which they ran until last summer. Lisa and Miles sailed their boat across the Atlantic three times, accompanied only by their beloved Maine coon cat, Craig.  Lisa was an accomplished sailor, skier, and figure skater.  She was the Newport port Captain for the Ocean Cruising Club -- a sailing organization for people who have made off-shore passages of more than 1000 nautical miles.

Lisa was a member of The Colonial Dames of America, The Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Society Magna Charta Dames, The Plantagenet Society, and the Colonial Order of the Crown.

Lisa was greatly loved and admired and will be deeply missed by her family and her many, many friends.  She is survived by her husband, her parents, Frances and Ihler Grimmelmann, her brother, Erik Grimmelmann, her sister, Ellen Adler, and by her nephew and two nieces.  No memorial is planned.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made in Lisa’s memory to the Hospice at Visiting Nurse Service of Newport and Bristol Counties (21 Chapel Street, Newport, RI  02840) or to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, an organization Lisa cherished.  Contributions to the Redwood (50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI  02840) will be place in the Lisa Bidwell Memorial Fund.



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