Lois C. (Phillips) Straffin, 81
ROCHESTER—Lois C. (Phillips) Straffin, 81, of Rochester, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on September 22, 2022.
Survivors include her husband, Richard W. Straffin, they were married for 48 years; her 6 children, Glen Jutras, Scott Jutras, Eric Jutras, Donna Nichols, Michael Straffin, Patricia DeNardo and her husband Marc; 12 grandchildren; many great grandchildren.
She was born in Buffalo, NY and lived in Middleboro, MA before moving to Rochester, MA 36 years ago. She graduated from Canton High School. She worked for many restaurants and retail stores in the area. Lois was a great cook and wanted to make sure everyone was well fed. She loved hosting cookouts and holiday dinners, especially Thanksgiving.
She was a longtime supporter of Damien’s Pantry where she served on the Board of Directors and ran a team of volunteers for 10 years.
She was very religious and faithful and a member of the First Congregational Church in Rochester. She enjoyed attending Bible classes there.
She enjoyed traveling, camping in New Hampshire, dancing with her husband, and she was a voracious reader.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the First Congregational Church in Rochester.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Family Pantry, Damien’s Place, P.O. Box 730, East Wareham, MA 02538 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516. Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, visit: www.chapmanfuneral.com.