Lois Pielech

Lois D Pielech (Curran)

Monday, June 23rd, 1924 - Friday, April 24th, 2020
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Whitehouse Station - Lois D. (Curran) Pielech, age 95, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 24, 2020, of natural causes at Little Brook Nursing Home in Califon, NJ.

Born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ, Lois was predeceased by her parents, John and Pauline (Munzing) Curran; her siblings and their spouses: John and Lillian, Phyllis and Eddie, Buddy and Helen, Rodger, Stanley and Doris, and Dave; and her in-laws: Anne and Walter Ciuba, Julia Suchodolski, Thomas and Marianne Pielech, Nellie and Joe Lepree, Roseanne Sepsick, and Joseph and Bertha Pielech.

Lois is survived by her sister-in-law, Estralia Curran; her two daughters: Carol Simpson and her husband, Robert, of Glen Gardner, NJ, and Eileen (Camasta) Okolovitch and her husband, Andrew, of Martinsville, NJ; and her many beloved nieces, nephews, great and grand nieces, great and grand nephews, extended family, and friends.

Lois was a graduate of Battin High School where she loved participating in sports, especially tennis. She worked in the payroll department of Thomas & Betts in Elizabeth, NJ, where she met the love of her life, John J. Pielech, who would become her husband of 62 years. Lois and John moved to Roselle Park, NJ, and then to Linden, NJ. They raised two daughters in a home full of love and music. Lois was a full-time homemaker until both her daughters were grown. At that time, she returned to work in the check processing office of the Federal Reserve Bank in Cranford, NJ, until she retired in 1986.

After the death of her husband in 2009, Lois sold her home of 37 years and moved to Whitehouse Station, NJ. She loved her many new friends in Whitehouse and enjoyed playing games with them.

Lois had a life-long love of reading, music, dancing, travel, camping, and dogs. She will be forever remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, adopted grandmother, neighbor, and friend with a big smile and a song in her heart.

Due to the pandemic, a celebration of her life will be held at an appropriate future date - hopefully in 2021.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at
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    Ocean County Memorial Park
    1722 Silverton Road
    TOMS RIVER, NJ 08753
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    Cremation will be private


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carol simpson

Posted at 07:36pm
Carol Simpson

It has taken me a while to compose this...
Our mother was an incredible awesome caring kind thoughtful supportive tender generous strong person. At only 5 feet tall the quote “Though she be but little she is fierce “ comes to mind when I think of her.
Over the years she shared stories of her “I can do anything” spirit. One of the stories was how she and her mother (gram), sometime in the 1940-1955 era, repaired the furnace on Chilton St by removing and replacing a broken part. Some of my earliest memories were holding the extension cord while she used electric hedge trimmers, on a ladder, to trim a tall row of hedges, tiling the bathrooms at Chilton St., then laying the basement floor on Valley Road.
She never hesitated.
She was ALWAYS there for me in every and any situation. All it took was a phone call and she was there. She often was waiting outside school in our station wagon when unexpected storms caught me (and my friends) without an umbrella. In so many small ways she showed her love for her family every day.

She taught me how to ride a bike and play Pinochle and make spaghetti sauce.

Her enormous strength of character was quiet and unseen my most.
I will miss her for the rest of my life, but will take comfort knowing she is with God and her family, and her dogs.

Eileen Okolovitch

Posted at 10:54am
Over the years my Mom was many things to me. A Mom who loved and cared for me and my sister Carol. A teacher, a role model, my moral compass, and later a great friend. She went by many names to all who knew her. For my Dad, she was the love of his life. For my cousins, she was Aunt Lois. For my extended family, she was Mrs. Pielech. For everyone else, she was simply Lois. Whatever your relationship was with my Mom I'm sure we can all agree her kind soul made her very easy to love and we will all miss her. Gone from our sight but never from our hearts.
Three cheers for my Mom. HIP, HIP, HOORAY! HIP, HIP, HOORAY! HIP, HIP, HOORAY!

Eileen & Carol

Posted at 07:31pm
Three Cheers to Mom. Gone from our sight but never from our hearts.
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Maggie Driscoll

Posted at 07:24pm
I am sitting here in shock typing this. I can't thank God enough for bringing Lois and John into my life.. I'm thankful and very lucky to have called them both my grandparents when they could have just been neighbors.. Gosh, I am so lucky.. I loved visiting after school all the time and sleeping over when I was younger and of course seeing Sandy was a big bonus.. Whenever I spoke to grandma Lois or saw her, her smile and love filled the room. She is truly the sweetest woman I have ever met and I love her with all my heart. Couldn't ask for a better "adoptive grandmother" (what she signed her letters to me as ☺️).. I give all my love and strength to the family during this time 💜.. If anyone needs anything at all we are here. Rest easy, grandma; I'm sure grandpa is so happy to see you again.

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