Lois Engleman

Lois Engleman

Wednesday, May 31st, 1933 Thursday, December 24th, 2020

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Obituary for Lois Engleman (Matthews)

Lois Engleman, 87, passed away at The Huntington at Nashua, on December 24, 2020 surrounded by her 4 children. Lois grew up in Rockaway, NJ and was the devoted wife of John Engleman, who pre-deceased her. John and Lois shared 59+ wonderful years of marriage and raised their family in White Plains, NY. After retirement, they shared precious times at Cape Cod for 15 years.

Lois graduated from Middlebury College where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She also completed a year at Drew Theological School. Many years after starting their family, Lois worked in White Plains as a teacher’s aide for students with learning disabilities. She also worked part-time as a real estate agent for Nelson-Vrooman.

Lois had numerous interests including gardening, painting, tennis, bicycling, downhill and cross-country skiing and spending time with friends. She was devoted to God and raised as a Methodist. Lois taught Sunday school, enjoyed spiritual retreats, sacred dance, Bible study, and praying for others. Lois’ faith was central to her life.

She leaves her 4 children and their spouses; Karen and Ron Burger of NY, Susan and Richard Schubert of MA, Linda and Al Hamel of NH and David Engleman of NY; 4 grandchildren, Cooper Hamel, Kimberly, Amy and Brian Schubert; her brother’s wife, Jeanne Matthews; her nieces and nephews Marcia Edgar, Clifford Matthews, Mike, Bob and Lynne Doble; and cousins including Marjorie Ewing, Edith Engleman, Barbara Donohue, Tom Engleman, Scott and Beth Brodley.

SERVICES: A virtual celebration of life will be held for family and friends on February 6, 2021 at 5 pm EST. Memorial donations to The Huntington at Nashua’s Employee Scholarship Fund, Osterville (MA) United Methodist Church or Memorial United Methodist Church in White Plains, NY. For donation addresses, or additional information, please contact

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Ginny Fay

Lois was a lovely Hyannis neighbor of mine. We shared fun times at our book club. Lois contributed insightful and thoughtful comments on our reading.
She was always exceptionaltely kind and compassionate
.I also enjoyed attending her husband Jack's chorales and our association bike rides exploring Cape Cod.
We miss them both. Ginny and Lynn Fay
Comment | Posted at 11:21am via Condolence

Julia Ransom

Lois, always Mrs. Engleman to me, was like another mother to me, in many ways. Her house, just next door on a dead-end street at the top of a magical rolling hill, was nearly always open to me, if not always. My best friend in all the world, her third child Linda, would invite me to everything and we would play for countless hours in and around her house and mine all year long. I went to church on Sundays with the Englemans for years and years. She was always gentle, loving and kind to me. She seemed to have a keen interest in my development as a good human being. I shall never forget her wise, giving nature, nor her quiet, spiritual guidance, nor her total coolness as a human being. I could not have been luckier to have lived next to Lois and Jack and their fully spirited, spiritual brood. May God keep her and Jack always and may all their good deeds go down in the history of the heart up there.
Comment | Posted at 06:00pm via Condolence

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