WILCOX, Lois Vezina
Lois Vezina Wilcox passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday (June 26, 2012). Born on September 4, 1919 in Springfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Elmer J. and Lillian (Hollingsworth) Vezina. She was predeceased by her husband, Milo D. Wilcox, Jr.; two brothers and three sisters, Elmer Vezina, Vincent Vezina, Virginia Ryan, Eleanor Wegman, and Phyllis Drew. Lois grew up in East Longmeadow, MA was a graduate of American International College in Springfield, MA in 1942 with a Masters Degree in Mathematics. She worked at MIT in the Dynamic Analysis and Control Laboratory and taught high school mathematics in Washington, Enfield, New Haven and Middletown, CT for 18 years. She was a member of the Connecticut Association of Teachers of Mathematics. She was the faculty advisor for the American Field Service and served as a host family for two foreign students. Lois was incredibly active in the Middletown community. She was a charter member of the Middletown Choral and also the New Haven Choral. For 50 years she enjoyed singing in her church choir. She was an active member of the South Congregational Church in Middletown for over 60 years serving in many capacities. She was a member and past president of the Middletown Garden Club. She was an avid and talented gardener spending many joyous hours in her beautiful gardens. Lois was very proud of her athletic abilities. She coached high school girl's basketball. She was a member of her college golf team and continued to play weekly through her 80's. She was an independent woman who liked to travel to such places as Europe, Hawaii, California and Maine. Lois is survived by her two daughters, Jody Gottier and her husband, Hank of Farmington, CT and Lise Wilcox and her partner, Laura Acedo of Canton, CT; her grandchildren, Brian Gottier and Ivy Wilcox; her brother-in-laws, George Wegman of MA and Charles Royce Wilcox of CT; many nieces and nephews and also leaves many good friends. We will remember her homemade meals, her hand-made clothes and sweaters, and wonderful parties she hosted.
Burial will be held on Saturday, July 7th at 1 p.m. in Indian Hill Cemetery in Middletown followed by a Memorial Service at 2 p.m. at South Congregational Church, 9 Pleasant Street, Middletown. Memorial donations may be made to the Middlesex Hospital Hospice, 28 Crescent Street, Middletown, CT 06457 or Farmington Valley VNA Hospice, 8 Old Mill Road, Simsbury, CT 06070. In addition, the family requests in her memory to play a round of golf, plant a flower or spend some time with someone you love. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.doolittlefuneralservice.com. Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown is handling the arrangements.