Lois Ann Lachtara, 72, passed away Oct. 7, 2019. She was born Aug. 26, 1947 to the late Stanley and Priscilla Kolonoski. Lois worked as LPN in the area for many years. She was extremely proud to be a nurse, and felt it was a true privilege to care for the sick and suffering. A selfless person, she was always willing to help others and was devoted to working for the Lord. Lois had a very strong faith and helped to carry the word of the Lord to all those around her. Lois enjoyed crafts, needlepointing, making wreaths, decorating for the holidays, and creating moments that brought her family together. She had a great sense of humor, and a unforgettable laugh that brought a smile to anyone’s face. Lois loved her animals, especially her dogs and cats. Most of all, she loved and was so very proud of her son Scott. Lois leaves her son Scott Sames and his better-half Jackie Gordon of Easthampton, her sister Lana D’Benedetto of Holyoke, along with several nieces and nephews and her former husband Stanley Lachtara of Southampton. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Linda Camp and brother Stanley Kolonoski Jr,. A Memorial Service will be held THURS 11 AM at TOOMEY-O’BRIEN FUNERAL HOME, 1043 WESTFIELD ST., W. SPFLD. Burial will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery. A Calling Hour will be held THURS from 10 to 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in Lois’s name to the Association of Marian Helpers, Stockbridge, MA 01263 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
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