Lois (Reynolds) McSorley, wife of the late Dermott McSorley, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 10, 2013, at the age of 83. A devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Lois taught by quiet example. Intelligent, passionate, and giving, she was an inspiration to those whose lives she touched. Born in Floral Park, New York on August 28, 1929, Lois was the daughter of Frank and Elsie (Bishoff) Reynolds. She attended High School in New York, and attended Franklin Academy in MA. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from Wesleyan College in Georgia. She summered on the bluffs in Manomet as a young woman, where she loved riding horses on the beach. She moved to Plymouth as a full-time resident from Grand View-on-Hudson, NY in 1969. Lois was first a teacher and later a social worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Lois was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church, First Parish and the First Parish Book Club and performed with Plymouth Persephones Daughters. She was an avid reader and always quick to discuss the latest novel or classic work. An adventurous woman, she recently enjoyed a first try at kayaking at Billington Sea Pond in Plymouth. Lois is survived by her children Dermott McSorley of Dorchester, Sarah McSorley of Mt. Vernon, ME, Abigail McSorley Monska, Beth McSorley and Kate McSorley, all of Plymouth and Deidra Coughenour of Bristow, VA. She was the sister of Phyllis Camp of San Diego, CA and Doris Cleveland of SC. She was the cherished grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 8. A memorial service will be held at the First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Town Square, Plymouth on Monday morning at 11 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, Attn: Internet Processing. Arrangements by Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth, MA 02360. For online guestbook and directions, see: www. cartmellfuneralhome.com
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Published in Old Colony Memorial from June 13 to June 20, 2013