Lisa Nussbaum, 57, of Pinehurst and formerly Bridgewater, MA, passed peacefully at her home with her husband by her side on Sunday, Sept. 18th.

Born in Hamilton NJ, June 13, 1965 she was the daughter of Stephen Halko and his late wife Patricia Wildblood Halko. Lisa received both her Graduate and Master’s degrees from Lesley University and began her teaching career when her younger son began kindergarten. She was a 2nd grade teacher in the East Bridgewater School system until she retired in 2020. Lisa moved to Pinehurst, NC following her retirement.

Lisa was the loving wife for 32 years of Tom Nussbaum. She was the devoted mother to her two sons Cody and his wife Hailie of Coats, NC and Zachary of Orlando, FL. She was the sister of Lori Machain, and her husband Doug of MA and Stephen Halko and his wife Natalie Rudik of PA and her daughter Taryn. She is also survived by her three nephews in MA. Ryan Machain, his wife Joanna and their son Jackson, Matthew Machain, his fiancé Annalise Bottacelli and their daughters Nora and Emily, and Patrick Machain.

Lisa loved going to Walt Disney World for her favorite ride the PeopleMover, the Fireworks Shows and numerous Family dinners. She enjoyed going to Broadway shows, reading, sewing, and most of all just being called “MmAaa and LisaBeast”

In lieu of Flowers the family request that Donations made in Lisa’s name be directed to “The Foundation of First Health Cancer Center” at:  The Foundation of FirstHealth 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

For online giving: The new Cancer center is under construction in Pinehurst.

Online condolences may be made at

The family will hold two services for Lisa with one at the Boles Funeral Home in Pinehurst on Sat Oct 22nd at 4:00pm and the other on Sat Nov 12th from 11:00am-3:00pm at Old Scotland Links, Bridgewater MA.

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Pinehurst.

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