Lois E. Oare

Lois E. Oare, 88, of Boshart Road, Fonda, passed away Saturday morning, March 14, 2020, with loving family at her side.

She was born in Amsterdam on September 27, 1931, a daughter of Floyd and Ruth Henry Nare and was a lifelong area resident. Lois was a 1949 graduate of Fonda Central School.

Mrs. Oare was a member of the Mohawk Fire Department Auxiliary.

She was an avid gardener and enjoyed baking and canning.

Lois married Howard Oare on August 1, 1953. He died February 12, 2016. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Kathleen, who died in 1954; and three siblings, Howard and Richard Nare, and Eileen Kruger.

Survivors include her children, Sandra (Herb) Nordgren of Bozrah, CT, Suzann (John) Howard of Hoffmeister, NY, Stephen (Courtney) Oare of Ames, NY, Timothy (Joy) Oare of St. Petersburg, FL, and Lori (Peter) Guyette of Monrivia, MD; fifteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A calling hour will be held on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home Inc., 111 County Highway 106 (corner of Route 29 and Black Street), Johnstown, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Thomas Flander. Burial will be private in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice or the town of Mohawk Fire Department, in care of the funeral home.