Lois J. Maniachi

Lois J. Maniachi, 75, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 21st, 2022.  Lois was born on July 20th,1947 and was raised in Watertown, Massachusetts by the late Agnes MacDonald and Walter MacDonald Sr.  She is survived by her two biological sons, Christopher A. Maniachi and Nicholas E. Maniachi.  However, many people consider Lois their surrogate mother.

She had earned a college degree at Massachusetts Bay Community College in accounting and worked as a bookkeeper for several companies before taking on the role of a stay at home mother. When her children were grown, she returned to the workforce for several years as an office manager at Massachusetts Gymnastics in Waltham.

She had a love for fitness, the beach, country music, dogs, and bunny rabbits.  Lois enjoyed her friends and family, loved giving advice, and enjoyed keeping up to date with the latest news.

Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, should friends wish to make a memorial contribution, donations may be made in Lois’s name to:

Scottish Terrier Club of New England

P.O. Box 381 

Northford, CT 06472

http://www.stcne.org/contact  (click the Donate button)


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  1. Ginny Frost on April 25, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Chris and Nick I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom. I’m going to miss our many chats we had on the phone over the last couple of years. Lois was so easy to talk to and I felt as if I’ve known her my whole life. RIP my dear friend I love and miss you so much .

  2. Christopher Maniachi on April 26, 2022 at 8:18 pm


    You were my mother, my biggest cheerleader, and my best friend. So much of you I see in myself. I am going to miss all the advice you gave me, the updates on everyone you knew, and our weekly lunch dates. You loved and were loved by so many, which I always admired. Thank you for everything you’ve ever done for me. I hope I made you proud. You will always be with me. I love you and I miss you.

  3. Emaleigh Mele on April 27, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Hey Lois,
    I know for sure your looking down on this message, so I want to tell you how important you were to me, you weren’t just the neighbor across the street, you were family. Nana Lois and Papa Eddie. I’ll forever be grateful for our hour long talks and boyfriend advice. I know your watching all the neighborhood drama from the sky. I love and miss you so much.

  4. Lisa Gale on May 2, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Lois, Thank you for the many years of memories. I’ll always remember Christmas mornings when you would come over and spend time with my family while Chris and I played together. I remember us walking down to Hardy pond and the playground. I remember coming home from school and you and my mom would be eating cookies and having tea while discussing what to do with “us kids”. Even after I moved away, you made it a point to keep me up to date on what was going on in the neighborhood and “my house”. You made me laugh and I will never forget that. I’ll miss chatting with you and I will always consider Chris and Nick as my brothers. Now you and my mom are together again and probably resumed discussing “us kids” and all things “Lakeview”. Rest easy Lois.

  5. Irene MacDonald on May 30, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Christopher, I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Your cousin, Joan, called me today with the sad news. I was married to Lois’ brother, Wally and Lois and I shared many visits and family functions when we were young mothers. God rest her soul. Irene MacDonald

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