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Lois Vivian (Beemer) Pera of Lewiston, NY passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital. Born in Niagara Falls, NY she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Violet (Smith) Beemer.
Lois was a lifelong resident and attended local schools. On January 27, 1951, she married Vito Nicholas Pera at St. Joseph's Church in Niagara Falls. Lois was employed as a teacher's aide for the Niagara Falls Board of Education and worked at Hyde Park, Gaskill and South Junior Schools. Lois also worked at the former Rainbow Center Mall for many years.
Lois was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved being a homemaker, spending time outdoors during the summer in her yard by her pool and tending to her garden. She was a fabulous cook, baker and avid reader. Lois also enjoyed traveling to Las Vegas to visit her children.
In addition to her beloved husband of 65 years, she is survived by her four children, Deborah Leilani (Jeffrey Dudzinski) Pera of Williamsville, Susan (Ed Shaw) Watson, Nicholas Pera and Kevin Pera, all of Las Vegas, NV; six grandchildren, Nicole (Andy) VanDusen, Robert (Anjanette) Sweitzer, Holly Beth (Jesse) Allein, John V. (Megan) Kowalski, Douglas Ryan Watson and Kaelie; six great-grandchildren, Lauren, Madelyn, Joseph, Niko, Jade, Evalynn, and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a sister, June (late Wilfred) Strassburg and brother, Howard Beemer.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Parish at St. Joseph's Church 1413 Pine Ave. Niagara Fall, NY. EVERYONE PLEASE ASSEMBLE AT CHURCH. Entombment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel. com for online guest register.
Published on April 6, 2016
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