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Lois Helyn Brackett

November 7, 1943 — April 26, 2014


Lois Helyn Brackett


Newark/Sodus- Lois Helyn Brackett, 70, died Saturday (April 26, 2014) at the home of her daughter in Palmyra.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M. on Tuesday (April 29
th) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark. Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday (April 30th) at the funeral home with Brian Maag officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Cemetery.


Memorials, in her name, may be made to the Cracker Box Palace, 6450 Shaker Road, Alton, New York 14413 or the American Cancer Society, 1120 South Goodman Street, Rochester, New York 14620.


Lois was born on November 7, 1943 in Paducah, Kentucky, the daughter of Laurance H. and Lois Helyn Ritchie Paquette. She was a 1962 graduate of Fulton High School and had taken courses at the Community College of the Finger Lakes in Canandaigua. She was a member of the Woodlane Community Church. Lois drove bus for the Newark School District, before her 29 year career as office manager at Paradise Veterinary Practice in Marion. She competed in Dog Agility competitions and won many ribbons. Lois was proprietor of Glamor Paws Grooming and also bred, raised and trained horses.


Lois was dedicated to her family and is survived her son Tim (Kathy) Brackett of Manchester, two daughters Tammy (Jean) Brackett of Alfred and Tara (Gary) Carr of Palmyra; her eight perfect grandchildren, as she would say, Christopher, Sara, Emily and Calvin Brackett; McKenna, Jaden, Trentyn Carr and Samanatha Sims, her sister Janet (Charles) Giarratano of Newark and her devoted dog Bella. She was predeceased by her loving companion Donald VanHoute on January 31, 2014.




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