Grafton- Lois M. Surprise, 86, of Old Road, died on Thursday, January 4, 2018 under the care of Hospice at Samaritan Hospital in Troy. Lois was born and raised in the town of Nassau and was the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Barbara Engwer Wagner and wife for over 66 years to John E. Surprise who died on April 28, 2016. Lois was a graduate of the Averill Park High School and had been a floral designer for area florists and had also worked at area department stores. Lois had been an office manager at the former Montgomery Wards in Menands. Lois had resided in Grafton since 1957, was a member of the Gilead Lutheran Church and she and John had wintered in Boynton Beach Florida for a number of years.
Lois was the sister of the late Grace Andrick, Elizabeth Southard and Helen Consaul.
Survivors include her children Jon Craig Surprise of Grafton, Karen S. (Woodrow) Maxwell and Arthur J. (Cathleen) Surprise of Grafton, her sister Barbara Griswold of New Smyrna Beach, FL. Lois is also survived by 4 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held in the Spring at which time John and Lois will be interred at the Garfield Cemetery in Stephentown.
Donations in memory of Lois M. Surprise may be made to the Grafton Ambulance PO Box 2 Grafton, NY 12082, The Community Hospice c/o St. Peters Hospital Foundation 310 So. Manning Blvd. Albany, NY 12208 or the West Stephentown Baptist Church 1672 NY 43 Stephentown, NY 12068.
Family and friends are invited to a Graveside Service at the Garfield Cemetery on Garfield Road Stephentown 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 5 for John and Lois Surprise. John died on April 28, 2016 and Lois on Jan. 4, 2018. Military honors from the Marine Corps will be given to John for his WWII service to our country.
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June 5, 2018
Directions to Garfield Cemetery