Longtime Riverhead resident Lois Reeve passed away Jan. 26, 2014, surrounded by her children. She was 85.
Lois was born Oct. 25, 1928, in Amityville, the daughter of Ruby and Winfield Weber. She graduated from Hofstra University and moved to Riverhead to take a job. On her first day of work she was invited home by co-worker Ruby Reeve, her future sister-in-law, and met Ruby’s brother Fred, who later became her devoted and loving husband of 57 years.
Lois was a longtime active member of Old Steeple Community Church in Aquebogue. She was also active in East End Arts, Riverhead Free Library and SCORE. She loved entertaining and had many dear friends in Riverhead and across the United States. Lois loved her large family and always welcomed extra friends to join in the family fun. She also loved to travel the world with her husband. They had amazing adventures including scuba diving, hang gliding, hot-air ballooning and touring the Great Wall of China.
Lois was predeceased by her husband, Fred, her daughter Laurie Zaweski and her brother, Walter Weber. She is survived by her loving children Frederick Reeve Jr. and his wife, Shirley; Cyndi Reynolds and her husband, Phil; Nancy Yannopoulos and her husband, Aris; Scott Reeve and his wife, Linda; Marsha Wickens and her husband, Rich; Chris Reeve and his wife, Mary; and her son-in-law Mark Zaweski. Lois is also survived by 18 grandchildren: Danielle and her husband, Pelle Kirkeby; Kimberli and Eric Reeve; Jennifer and Andrew Reynolds; Demetri, Paul, Tommy, Nick and Kathy Yannopoulos; Kate, Audrey and Jackie Zaweski; Michael Reeve; Lauren and Holly Wickens; and Jonathan and Hannah Reeve. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews from the Reeve, Priapi and Weber families.
The family will receive visitors Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. A funeral service will take place Thursday, January 30, at 11 a.m. at Old Steeple Community Church, immediately followed by interment at the church cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Old Steeple Community Church or Save the Children.
This is a paid notice.