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Mrs. Lois E Honyotski

August 14, 1932 — March 6, 2024

WATERBURY - Lois Mary Evon Honyotski completed her well lived life on Earth, passing away peacefully, moving to her new life in the Heavens. She was embraced by her beloved husband and son, and was welcomed by her siblings, extended family and friends. Her survivors are comforted with the memories of cherished times shared during her 91 years of life with us.
She was born on Sunday, August 14, 1932 to the late Alfred and Mary Elizabeth (Tyrrell) Evon., the third of their eight children. Later she became the step daughter of Rita (Berthiaume) Evon and welcomed her brother, Paul. Lois was the valedictorian of Walsh Grammar School Class of 1946 and Class Secretary for the Wilby High School Class of 1950. After school she became a secretary at Clark Lighting and many years later at Ace Van and Storage.
She met Erving Honyotski in June 1950 on a blind date for her senior prom, married him on October 3, 1953 and never looked back. Jointly, they worked hard to buy their own home and raise their three children. Lois enjoyed and valued her role as a stay-at-home mother, which she did with diligence and consistency. When she became a grandmother, and later a great grandmother, she took on these new roles with even more passion and devotion. She cherished her time with them, showering them with her loving “Grammy” magic.
She was a volunteer at the Chase School PTA and was a member of the committee to build Holy Cross High School. She taught fourth grade CCD at St. Peter and Paul Church for 25 plus years, teaching the Sacrament of Penance. Lois' teaching was an important expression of her faith, which was a guiding force and resource throughout her life.
In her later years, she became a babysitter for the Laliberte Family. These three kids soon discovered what she expected of them and that she would not tolerate bad behavior. She loved them dearly, would play games (especially Let's Match Socks), cook for them, and teach them life lessons which they cherish to this day.
Lois was a very intelligent woman, a natural caregiver and teacher. She tutored her brothers and friends, and was a resource to make sure her kid’s homework got done. She was regularly sought out for her sound advice by family and friends, using her innate ability to provide comfort through life's ups and downs, on mental, emotional and physicals levels. Yet, at the same time, she could be a stubborn mule in any argument and was notoriously late to almost every event. Lois loved to laugh, and to sing and dance, often practicing in her kitchen and living room. The twinkle in her eyes, her smile, laugh and those dimples will be hard to forget.
She lives behind her children: Steven of Dorchester, MA; Susan (Robert) Gannon of Colchester; Virginia Garrity, her beloved daughter-in-law; and her nine grandchildren: Tara (Jeremy) Arnold, their children Nina and Leo; Steven (Megan O'Shea) and their daughter, Nora: Ryan (Mary); Moira, Thomas, Daniel, Marissa, Andrew and Sean; her stepbrother, Paul and his wife Linda; sister-laws, Patricia, Joyce and Nicolina Evon; and a large number of nieces and nephews. Her cherished friends include: Marie and JR Laliberte, their children Pamela, Dawn and Vincent; and her neighbors, Jim and Mary Haralombos, whom the family gratefully thanks for their care, delicious meals, and love of Lois, especially in her last years at Blue Trail Drive.
She was predeceased by her husband Erving, son David, beloved Aunt Dorothy, and her siblings: Mary Sosbe, Alfred, Arnold, Lawrence, Francis, Gerald and Roger and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception at 74 West Main Street, Waterbury, Connecticut, on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. The family asks everyone to kindly meet at the church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of calling hours, the family invites participants to honor Lois with a lunch at San Marino Restaurant on 111-23 Thomaston Avenue immediately following the interment service. To honor Lois’ memory and in lieu of flowers, the family invites those so inclined to make a donation to the charity of their choice. Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care 1987 East Main St Waterbury CT 06705 has been honored to serve the Honoyotski family. Loving kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence or words of comfort or share a memory of someone important to you with your family and friends. Please visit the funeral home’s tribute page at to do so
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