QUECHEE — Memorial services for Lois (Carey) Brockway, 80 who died Aug. 20, 2012 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long and fiercely fought battle with cancer, will be held Sunday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church; White River Jct. Burial will be at the Hilltop Cemetery in Quechee immediately following. Friends may call on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 4-7 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct.
A native of Massachusetts, Lois was a born in Boston on March 19, 1932, the daughter of Norman and Carolyn (Carrie) Cary.
She attended elementary and junior high in Watertown and graduated from Medford High School. Lois attended Boston University, and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation, she gained employment with Lewis Shephard where she met her husband Richard Brockway. On Aug. 24, 1957, they married at the United Methodist Church in Watertown, Mass., where she had spent time singing in the church choir. They celebrated 51 years of marriage and had two children. Lois earned her pre-school teaching certificate and taught nursery school while her children attended school and then returned to the business world, working for Compten/NCR where she worked until her retirement. Lois and her husband retired to Vermont.
Here she was active member of the United Methodist Church in White River Jct., peeling many potatoes and baking pies for the church suppers and volunteering at the Second Hand Rose thrift shop. Lois loved to sew, knit and crochet, but was the happiest when surrounded by her family and close friends.
She leave behind her daughter, Joyce Mountain; her husband, Charles and their children, Danielle and Matthew of Waltham, Mass.; a son Richard M. Brockway, his wife Lori, and their children, Justin, Jared and Jake of Framingham, Mass. a sister-in-law, Irene Brockway; her Carey nieces and Brockway nephews; and many friends.
She was predeceased by her husband who died in 2009; and a brother, N. Bradford Carey.
Condolences may be expressed to Barbara’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the August 23, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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