In Memory of



Obituary for Lois Schumey

Lois A. Schumey 63, our beautiful, wonderful, loving, caring and funny mother, grandmother, sister, friend and colleague passed away on August 3, 2020 losing her valiant and courageous four year battle with thyroid cancer. As with everything in her life, Lois faced her illness with grace, allowing her inner beauty to shine and her resolve to give strength to all who knew and loved her.

Lois is survived by her son Matthew and his partner Jenn Arenas; her daughter Tricia Sinclair, her husband Ray and her granddaughters Cadence and Stevie, who will miss their “Goga” very much. Lois is also survived by her brother Rick O’connell; her brother Tom O’connell and his wife Sharon; her sister Jean Robichaud and her husband Keith; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends who will miss her warmth, her sense of humor and her compassion for others.

Lois is predeceased by the love her life, Stephen Schumey; her parents Richard and Aline O’connell, and her beloved sister-in-law Martha O’connell.

And while the sadness for our loss feels overwhelming, we know Lois is at peace and with her “B”, Steve. Those of us who knew and loved Lo, we will forever keep her in our heart, remembering the laughter, adventures and they joy of being together.

At the request of the family there are no calling hours and burial service will be private.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Lois Schumey to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via For online condolences please visit