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Remembering Lois D. Mosel

Lois Johnson Mosel (nee Dubord) passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 10, 2022 surrounded by her family after a long and fully lived life.

Lois was born January 31,1930, in Bridgeport CT, daughter Anita Merwin Dubord and George Henry Dubord. She spent her early life in Stratford and graduated from Stratford High School. One of her first jobs was at George Decker’s Real Estate where she worked with her soon to be sister-in-law Helen Johnson McCarthy. She married the first love of her life, Charles “Bo” Johnson and after a brief time in FT Dix, N.J.,where Bo was stationed; they returned to Milford to raise their three children, Kathleen, Chuck and Susan. Sadly Bo died way too early in 1968, leaving her to parent on her own until she met another loving person in her life, Bob Mosel. She and Bob met through square dancing and enjoyed several years dancing and traveling until too soon he passed in 1981.

Lois was the eternal optimist and modeled wonderfully for her family how to pick oneself up and keep going. She began teaching as a teacher’s aide at Foundation School, Orange CT and because of her natural understanding and deep respect for children she soon became a full teacher and taught for over 20 years. Lois had a spark and enthusiasm for life that was difficult to resist. As a child growing up near Bridgeport she loved the circus and made a serious attempt to runaway with it once. She was a talented artist and made many wonderful pieces of art treasured by her family. She took up running road races for a few years, joined a woman’s tap dance group, participated in Nichols United Methodist Church dinner theaters, was part of Greater Bridgeport Ballet’s presentation of the Nutcracker, and traveled extensively with her lifelong friends. Lois took up karate at age 68 and earned second degree blackbelt in Cheezic Tang Soo Do.  She had a kind, generous, fun, and indomitable spirit.

With all her interests and passions, Lois’s greatest joy and comfort was her family. She leaves behind her daughter Kathleen Miller and husband Jeffrey, Son Charles Johnson and wife Tracy, daughter Susan Leeper and husband David, six grandchildren, Jennifer Tifft(Kevin), Bret Miller, Hope Vince(Nate), Corey Miller(Jillian), Justine Ramsey(Sean), Mac Leeper(Sarah) and one precious great grand child, Jack Ramsey. She also leaves her lifelong travel buddy, John Polo, her housemate and friend Lauri Cretella as well her four legged pal “Winston”. She was predeceased by her brother George Dubord. 

A celebration of Lois’s life will be held on October 29, 2022 at 11am at Woodbury United Methodist Church 4 Church St. Woodbury, CT officiated by Pastor J. Michel Cobb. Refreshments and time to visit will follow. 

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to “Love of Animals Rescue” 205 Brook Rd.Mahopac, NY 10541, loveofanimalsrescue@hotmail.com, where her sweet companion “Max” was adopted from.

Memorial condolences for the family may be shared at www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com