Lois M. Lautz

July 26th, 2014

Lois M. (Hamilton) Lautz, age 90, a long-time resident of Wilmington, passed away peacefully on July 24, 2014 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Born in Worcester on January 24, 1924, Lois was the beloved only child of Robert and Ruth (Putnam) Hamilton. Lois was raised and educated in Worcester; she was a graduate of Worcester High School.

Lois married the love of her life, William J. Lautz, in 1945 and together they raised their four children. Lois and Bill moved to Wilmington in 1955 where they resided for more than 59 years. Following the untimely death of her husband, Lois went to work for St. Thomas Church as the parish secretary, a position she held and enjoyed for almost 25 years.

Lois was an avid reader of the Boston Globe where she kept up on her current events. In her spare time Lois liked to volunteer at the coffee shop in Winchester Hospital with her best friend, Mrs. Hanlon.

Family was most important to Lois and her love for them was unconditional. Lois loved spending time with her family; she took many trips to see her children as they were spread out throughout the country. Lois looked forward to spending vacations on Cape Cod and in Ogunquit, Maine, any occasion to be around her children and grandchildren, Lois just loved it.

Lois was the beloved wife of the late William J. Lautz, she was the devoted mother of Donna Lautz of Wilmington, Karen Farrell and her husband Thomas, III of Yorktown Heights, NY, Leanne Cummings and her husband Jeffrey of Sterling, VA and Robert Lautz and his wife Suzanne of Jay, ME. Lois was the loving “Grandma” of Kaileen Farrell, Nicole, Amanda and Lauren Cummings, Randy Lautz and Anne Maheux and Jaclyn Lautz and her fiancé Alex Clausen, and “Great-Grandma” of Vivian Lautz.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave, (Rt. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, July 29th, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Monday, July 28th, from 4-7 p.m. Memorial donations in Lois’s name can be made to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453.


6 Entries in Guest Book for “Lois M. Lautz”

  1. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    Donna, Karen, Leanne & Bobby,

    ‘Do not stand at my grave and weep’ by Mary Frye

    “Do not stand at my grave and weep;
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the diamond glints on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.

    When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry;
    I am not there, I did not die.”
    You are all in my thoughts & prayers…

  2. Marilyn Thackeray McGrath says:

    Leanne, Bobby, Karen and Donna,
    I was so saddened to hear the news of your Mom’s passing. She was blessed to have such a loving family! I am so happy to have spent some sweet time with her down the Cape a few years back! Such a beautiful lady! My thoughts are with you and your families!
    Love, Marilyn

  3. Beth Ritchie Pidgeon says:

    Dear Donna,Karen,Leanne and Bobby,
    It is so difficult to lose a parent, no matter the age. Your mom was a remarkable woman with so much love for her family. I have so many wonderful memories of your mom, from when we were young, to more recent visits. She was beautiful and funny and so kind to everyone. Sending love and hugs to you all…. Love, Beth

  4. Beth Ritchie Pidgeon says:

    Dear Leanne, Jeff, Nicole, Amanda and Lauren,
    Our hearts are with you during this sad time. Your mom, mother in law, Grandmother was such a special lady. I know she was full of so much love and pride for all of you. Please know we are always here for you. Love, Beth and Bob


    Dear Donna, Karen, Leanne and Bobby,
    The Curley Family is so sorry for your loss. You mom will always hold a very special place in our hearts. She was a gentle, loving woman who will truly be missed. So many of our dear departed await her arrival in heaven. She is a blessed woman and we are so fortunate to have known her. We send our love and hugs to all of you.

  6. The Troy Family says:

    Dear Leanne, Jeff, Nicole, Amanda and Lauren,
    Sending our condolences, prayers and hugs during this very difficult time. May she RIP until you meet again. Life is short. Eternity is forever!!!!

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