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Lois Carson Piontkowski


1933 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
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Lois Carson Piontkowski

Poughkeepsie - Lois Carson Piontkowski peacefully passed away in her home in Poughkeepsie, NY one year ago on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Lois Carson was born June 1, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY, the younger of two daughters, to Lucille and Warren Carson. She spent most of her childhood in Ardsley, NY and many happy summers in Oak Hill, NY with her grandmother Iris McCabe. Lois graduated from Ardsley High School and studied Fine Art in college. With her first husband, Joseph Mungavin, she cherished and raised three daughters and two sons in Hastings-on-Hudson and Ardsley, NY.

Lois moved to El Paso, Texas in 1971. While living there she married her second husband, Steve Edwards, and engaged in a career painting western landscapes, racehorses and wildlife. She developed a particular expertise in realistic depictions of animals and birds rendered in watercolor, acrylic and hand painted etchings. Lois moved to California in 1982. While living there she married Jeff Piontkowski in 1988 and continued her work as an accomplished artist. Eventually, Lois and Jeff moved to Mahopac, NY and later settled in Poughkeepsie, NY with their German Shepherd, Britta, and their two cats, Paddywack and Coco.

Throughout her life, Lois enjoyed music, painting, photography, cooking and entertaining. She relished traveling with Jeff, making friends along the way and gathering heartwarming tales to share about their adventures. Her friends and family often enjoyed her lively storytelling and gift for finding humor in the most mundane or trying circumstances. Lois had a deep appreciation for history and was an avid reader. Above all she was a loving wife, a caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother, and a devoted pet owner. Her love of animals and nature was evident not only in her art but also in the gentle nurturing of many little creatures she rescued and cared for along with her own pets over her lifetime.

Lois was predeceased by her parents, her sister Joan, and her son Joseph. Lois's memory will be carried in the hearts of her beloved and devoted husband Jeff, her daughters Debbie, Sharon and Julie, her son Douglas, her six grandchildren Michael, Benjamin, Lauren, Matthew, Whitney and Sean, her great granddaughter Simone, great grandsons Gavin and Everett and all those whose lives she illuminated.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Aug. 12, 2018
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