Lois G. Duhamel
Rochester Hills - Lois G. Duhamel, age 87, Rochester Hills.
Lois was born in Detroit in 1933. She was the loving wife of Dr. Peter A. Duhamel, mother of Peggy (James Gurney), the late Katy (Paul) Gallagher, and Alex (Christie), and grandmother of Zoe Gurney and Peter and Joanna Duhamel.
Lois graduated with an MS degree in Education from the University of Detroit and subsequently taught high school science in East Detroit Public Schools. Lois and eight of her Theta Phi Alpha Sorority sisters formed a "Pot Luck" group that still continues 65 years later. The Pot Luck group of friends enjoyed monthly dinners, many weddings, baptisms, funerals and multiple travels.
Lois was active in medical auxiliary, having served as President of the Oakland County Medical Alliance, President of the Michigan State Medical Society Alliance, and member of the AMA Alliance Committee. She was a founding member of the Crittenton Hospital Auxiliary and the Crittenton "D Club" fundraising committee. In addition, Lois was a member of Meadow Brook Women's Club and Rochester Junior Women Emeritus and was a founding member of St. Irenaeus Parish and Great Oaks Country Club. She also belonged to the Marco Island Women's Club.
She and the family frequently travelled to the Black Hills of South Dakota visiting relatives and enjoying many driving trips through the Western US and Canada. She and Peter also went on many cruises and international trips with friends and medical colleagues. In later years, Lois and Peter spent winters in Marco Island, Florida, where they have many good friends.
The funeral Mass will be held at St. Irenaeus Catholic Church at 11 AM, May 3, with visitation at 10:30 AM. Interment will be in Rapid City, SD, at a later date. Donations may be made to the Women's Fund of Rochester (www.womensfundrochester.org
Published by The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from May 1 to May 2, 2021.