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Lois “Loie” Dorothy Piemonte, age 88, of Gloucester, Mass., passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Den-Mar Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Rockport, surrounded by her family. She was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey on July 19, 1928, daughter of the late Catherine (Wellen) and Stewart B. Apgar. Lois could have been a glamorous movie star, she was that beautiful. She had many wonderful memories from attending Phillipsburg High School. As the school’s Head Drum Majorette, she was very popular and developed close friendships with all of her classmates. Being a good and loving friend turned out to be one of Lois’ life missions. She always had kind things to say about everyone, including strangers. In her eyes, everyone was important and deserved a warm smile and a helping hand. After graduating from high school, Lois was invited to work in the Principal’s office as his secretary. At that time, this was considered quite an honor. Lois met Thomas J. Piemonte from Orange, New Jersey and was married in 1947. She worked with Tom for many years at the newspaper that he started, called Roxbury News. After starting a family, she worked for an international clothing company. She was the beloved mother of David and loving mother-in-law to Terry (Del Percio-Piemonte); loving grandmother of Bianca Piemonte. She is also survived by brother-in-law, Joe (Piemont) and sister-in-law, Bernie (Piemont); cousins, nieces and nephews; and many good friends. She was predeceased by husband, Thomas J. Piemonte in 2010 and son, Thomas F. Piemonte in 2015.
Visiting hours in the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington Street, Gloucester will be held on Thursday, January 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. An informal service and blessing will be held in the Greely Funeral Home on Friday, January 20, at 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741. You can also donate directly from their website or by calling 1-800-708-7644 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org. Your gift helps families of children with cancer never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. For online condolences, please visit www.greelyfuneralhome.com.
Published on  January 18, 2017
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