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Lois A. Margolet Capriotti's Founder

AGE: 68 • Wilmington

Lois A. Margolet, an audacious entrepreneur and the icon of Capriotti's Sandwich Shops passed away on Thursday, January 12, at her home in Las Vegas after a brief battle with cancer. She was 68. Lois was born, May 19, 1948 in Philadelphia and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. She grew up in Little Italy surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Lois graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1966. She worked for Fred Krapf Construction and Military Base Management in Delaware. In 1976 she started her own business from scratch and built an institution that went beyond Delaware's borders. Her success achieved many accolades.

After many years of living in Delaware, she moved to sunny Las Vegas where she was joined by her mother and sister. Spending countless hours in her favorite casinos, it is assumed that her VIP status will continue into the after life. Her favorite city most recently was New Orleans where she enjoyed numerous vacations over the past several years. Throughout her life she was known for her unlimited gift of giving and always thought of others first. Lois had many interests but the core of her being was her family and her beloved cat Niles.

Lois is survived by her siblings, Ann Gwinn and Alan Margolet (Alicia Diaz) of Wilmington, her niece/daughter Cindy Cutler, whom she raised.

She will be deeply missed by her nieces, Kelly and Samantha Gwinn, her nephews, John Gwinn, Alex Margolet, Joseph Haley and countless loving cousins and great nieces. She is preceded in death by her sister Lynn, mother and step-father Helen and Charles DeCampli , her father, Lee Margolet and her dear friends Mary Merlini and Donna Degnars.

Family and friends are invited to visitation at Charles P. Arcaro Funeral Home, 2309 Lancaster Ave. on Sunday, January 22 from 3 to 6pm. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 23 at 10am, St. Anthony of Padua, 9th and DuPont Streets, followed by entombment at Cathedral Cemetery. In lieu of flowers consider donations to , 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or Forgotten Cats, Inc.Ste 422, 4023 Kennett Pike, Greenville,De 19807 arcarofuneralhome.com 302-658-9095
Published in The News Journal from Jan. 19 to Jan. 21, 2017
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