Lois  Skaff

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Haverhill - Lois Skaff, 92, passed away on Tuesday, August 13th at Cornerstone Assisted Living in Hampton, N.H. She was the beloved wife of the late Jerry Skaff, with whom she shared 60 years of marriage and mother of two sons, Andrew and William.
Lois was born in Haverhill on June 16, 1927 to parents Samuel and Lena Karelitz and spent her entire life in Haverhill until recently residing at Cornerstone.
A graduate of Haverhill High School and Fisher Junior College, Lois worked as a doctor's receptionist until meeting Jerry in 1952 and marrying in 1954. Her most important role was that of a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. As an avid sports fan, Lois's family had season tickets to the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics for decades; the Celtics being her favorite. She was an avid Mah Jongg player with her friends for over 50 years and a lifetime member of Temple Emanu-El in Haverhill.
She is survived by her two sons, Andrew and his wife Jayne of Seabrook, NH; William and his wife Jody of Hampton, NH and three cherished grandchildren, Jesse, Sydney and Joel. She also, lovingly, leaves behind her niece Jo Ann Beauregard of Greenland, NH and nephews, Dr Robert Karelitz of Durham, NH and James Karelitz of Mashpee.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Graveside Service on Sunday, August 18th at 11 a.m. in Children of Israel Cemetery, Route 110, Haverhill, MA. To leave an online condolence, story or message, please visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com.
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Published on August 16, 2019
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Beth Grossman
Sep 02, 2019
A memorial tree was planted in memory of Lois Skaff.  Plant a tree
"J.J'S Marshview"
Aug 18, 2019
What we'll remember of Lois was her sparkling smile. Her love of 'My Boy's' & Jerry... Also when she'd buzz away in her convertible. Her scarf flying, & sporting a huge smile.
Our prayers go with you! May you Rest In Peace.
Our condolences to Andy, Billy, and their families .
May you enjoy all the wonderful memories together.
God Bless.
Sincerely Yours,
Martha and Joseph
Diane and Marty
Aug 17, 2019
Lois could light up a room with her smile, had an impressive memory, and made the best Matzah Ball soup ever! The love that her sons and grandchildren have for her is a testament to the kind of woman she was, and we feel lucky to have known her. Our compassion and love to all her family as they grieve this loss...
Lynne Eckerle
Aug 16, 2019
Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Lois Skaff by Lynne Eckerle.  Send flowers