Lois (Albrecht) Allaire

Published on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 15:33


Lois (Albrecht) Allaire, 95, of Bristol departed this life on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022. Lois was a lifelong resident of Bristol, born on Feb. 5, 1927. She was the daughter of Robert Albrecht and Edith (Olson) Albrecht. She graduated from Bristol High School in 1945 and married her high-school sweetheart, Robert Allaire, in 1948. They moved to Troy, NY, and following Robert’s graduation from RPI in 1951, they returned to Bristol. Lois devoted her life to her family.

For many years she was a volunteer in the Bristol Hospital Auxiliary, and was a strong supporter of Bristol’s children’s Imagine Nation Museum. She loved entertaining, gardening, and was a member of the Bristol Garden Club for many years. She also loved to read, and was a member of the Polymnia and Gamma Reading Clubs. She was a lifelong member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. She and her husband traveled around the world and loved their fall vacations with their family on Nantucket Island. They also loved socializing and playing bridge with their close group of friends.

She is predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Robert, and is survived by her sister Joyce Douglas of Southington. She was the loving mother of four daughters and three sons-in-law; Susan Allaire and Joanne, and Alan James of Bristol, Nancy and Keith Huber of Canton, and Polly and Michael Coetzee of Sydney Australia. She especially loved her five granddaughters, Becky Huber and Kate, and husband Peter Carpenter, Kelsey James, Emily Coetzee and Jessica Coetzee and her partner Tyler O’Keeffe. Extra special love was shared with her great-grandchildren Hope James, Carter and Skylah O’Keeffe, and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service for Lois will be held in December at a date to be determined. Funk Funeral Home, Bristol has the honor of serving Lois’ family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St, Forestville, CT 06010. To leave an online condolence, go to Lois’ memorial page at www.FunkFuneralHome.com .

Posted in The Bristol Press, on Wednesday, 7 September 2022 15:33. Updated: Wednesday, 7 September 2022 15:36.