Lois Marie (Draper) Smith

Born: Fri., May 9, 1930
Died: Sat., May 9, 2020


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Lois Marie Smith passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 9, 2020, her 90th birthday at Bristol Hospital.  She was the widow of Alfred E. Smith of Terryville.  She was born in Bristol to Sarah (Shores) and Harold Draper.  She was one of nine children.  The last surviving sibling, Joan Stempien, was her lifelong best friend.  Her siblings that predeceased her were Harold, Richard, William, Robert, Marian, Rosemary and Ruth.  Lois worked for a lawyer in Bristol for 3 years after graduating from high school then she was busy raising her family.  When all her children were in school, she worked in the cafeteria at Harry S. Fisher Middle School eventually becoming the head of all cafeteria personnel and worked at Terryville High School.  She then became the secretary for Immaculate Conception Church Parish for 18 years before her retirement.  She is survived by all 7 of her children – Craig and his wife Irene of Boca Raton, FL; Cheryl and her husband Michael Mailhot of Vernon, CT; Scott and his wife Valerie of Silver Springs, FL; Randy and his husband Tom of Waterbury, CT; Theodore (Ted) and his wife Roxane of Terryville, CT; David and his wife Diana of Terryville, CT and George and his wife Virginia (Jen) of Terryville, CT.  She is also survived by 12 grand-children – Shannon, Keith, Amber, Sabrina, Jason, Zachary, Ashley, Chelsea, Sarah, Allison, Jack and Rachel. 4 grand-children predeceased her – Jessica, Nicholas, Michael and Crystal.  10 great grand-children – Jonathan, Brittany, Natasha, Audriana, Thomas, Gavin, Jake, Kaylee, Kayden and Sam.  4 great-great grand-children – Michael, Ethan Gianni and Elizabeth.  Lois’s family would like to thank the staff at The Pines for taking such good care of her over the past few years.  They treated her like family which was greatly appreciated.  Private graveside services will be held at St. Mary Cemetery, Terryville.  A memorial mass will be held at a time to be announced.  Scott Funeral Home 169 Main St., Terryville is assisting the family with arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in her memory. www.scottfuneralhomeinc.com

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joanne skoczylas
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Sorry to read of the passing of your Mother;

Joanne Skoczylas

Donna Plourde
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Condolences to you Craig.

Kathleen Jones
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
Cheryl & Mike - We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. You are in our thoughts.

Becky and Terry Courchaine
   Posted Mon May 11, 2020
I’m so sorry for your loss. She was such a huge part of my life growing up. She was an example of patience and grace and taught me how to be a boys mom.

maryann grodecki
   Posted Tue May 12, 2020
Dear members of the Smith family,

Mark and I are so very sorry to hear of Lois's passing. I remember her working in the church office and always so pleasant. Please know we keep you all in our hearts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,
Mark and Maryann Grodecki, SC

Pauline Gil
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
Cheryl, Mike and family - Our heartfelt sympathies. We are so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Wishing you and your family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. ❤️ Pauline and John Gil

Michael Ganem and family
   Posted Wed May 13, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tim Chapulis
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
So very sorry mrs Smith passing many memories of her working for our church prayers for her family

Lori Mastrobattista
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
To the smith family,
sending hugs and prayers to you all in this time of need. May she rest in eternal peace.
The Mastrobattista family