Monson/Springfield-M. Lois DeLand Wilcox, 97, passed away surrounded by love of family, Thursday, January 16, 2020 in Springfield. Lois was born July 28, 1922, in Palmer, MA to the late Marshall and Mildred (Hollingworth) Clark. Lois grew up in Palmer and was a graduate of Palmer High School. She was a resident of Monson for many years before moving to Wellington Assisted Living in Springfield. Lois retired from Monson Developmental Center in 1993. Lois was a member of the Monson-Glendale United Methodist Church, Revere Chapter of Eastern Star in Palmer, the Women's Club at the Monson-Glendale United Methodist Church, Monson and Palmer Senior Center. She loved crocheting and often crocheted hats for newborn babies.
Lois was predeceased by her first husband George H. DeLand in 1978, her second husband Albert T. Wilcox in 2011; son, Robert DeLand and sister, Jean Abbott in 2018. Lois leaves her sons, Alan DeLand and his wife Carol of Monson, Mark DeLand and his wife Sandra of Rochester, NH, and Robin DeLand and his wife Rose of Monson; her daughters, Darleen Brouthers of Monson, Alana Nolan and her husband Timothy of Palmer, Allison Romaniak of Three Rivers and daughter in-law Andree` Charest of Springfield; 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday January 21, 2020 from 5-7pm in Lombard Funeral Home , 3 Bridge St., Monson, MA 01057. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 10am in the funeral home with burial to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Monson.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham ,MA 01701, or to the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 9628, Washington, DC 20077.