Watervliet – We are sad to announce the passing of our mom, Lois Goldstein, on March 12th, 2020 at the Eddy Village Green, at the age of 97. Lois was a lifelong resident of Watervliet. She was predeceased by her husband Donald. Together they shared 65 years of marriage. Lois loved her home on 12th Avenue, her neighbors and her flower gardens.
She worked as a secretary and especially enjoyed working for the NYS Legislature. Lois was very active in her church, St. John’s Episcopal Church and volunteered in their Thrift Shop.
Lois was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Smith. Lois was predeceased by her husband Donald and her siblings Harold, Lester, William, John, Margaret and Dorothy. She was also predeceased by her sons-in-law Thomas P. Callahan Jr. and Robert J. Licari.
Lois is survived by and will be missed by her children Susan (Mark) Fiet, Marc (Cyndi) Goldstein and Barbara Callahan. Lois was a proud grandma to Joshua (Cari) Goldstein, Matthew (Marcy) Fiet, Evan (Christine) Fiet, and Ryan (Nicole) Callahan, who were lucky to have her. Her great grandchildren who added much happiness to her life are Jonah, Gianni, Augi, Cooper, Mason, Emma, Teagan, Kiera and Keaton.
Please no flowers, instead honor Lois’ memory by sending a card to someone who needs a smile. That is something our mom always did. Please also consider a donation to the thrift store- The Basement on First Street 146 First Street, Troy N.Y. 12180
The family is grateful to the many workers in House 5, Eddy Village Green, for their kindness and care.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.