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“Still missing you. Glad you are in peace. ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: Lynne Borden Rodriguez - Margate, FL

“So sorry for your loss, I worked with Lois at Chenery. You where all blessed to have her in your life. Wonderful lady. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Ann Carman - Belmont, MA

“My condolences to the Bartee Family. My mother was the organist at Trinity Covenant while she worked with the nursery. She was wonderful and kind to...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Heather Turner - Mars, PA


4 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Kozachuk - Dorchester, MA

“sorry for your loss.Thoughts an prayers are with the family . love Mary JANE ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Lois and I have not seen each other in many years but I would still like to let you know how important she...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Bob Sherburne - Arlington, MA

“So sorry to hear about Lois. We have been out of touch for many years but I have great memories of growing up with her at Grace Chapel and LCA. Our...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Dan and Kathy Hubley - Gilford, NH

“Our condolences to Pam, Claudia & Lois' family. Many memories of back in the Ledgelawn days. Chris & Katie were our kids age & they had a lot of fun...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Stu & Nancy Borden - Stuart, FL

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for Gd's comfort and peace to rest on all. ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Fred & Miriam Hayes - Fletcher, NC

“Pam and Claudia, such a shock and sad time. Such memories of Lexington and grace chapel. Seems a million years ago. Times have changed but He never...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: Gwen Weidler - New Oxford, PA

“My thoughts and prayers are with her family. She was one cool lady and I will always remember her for her laugh and letting us hang out at her house! ”
11 of 27 | Posted by: Erin Fitzpatrick - Topsfield, MA

“My deepest sympathies to the whole family. I will keep all of you in my prayers, Dee xxoo ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Denise Guilbeault - Plymouth, MA

Lois painted beautiful rocks
13 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Chris and family, Katie Lynne, Tionna, Pam, Claudia: I send my heartfelt sympathies about Lois' passing on Wednesday. As you know I loved your...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Lynne Borden Rodriguez - Margate, FL

Lois on Memorial Day
15 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

T's graduation, May 2015
16 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

Lois backyard Sep 2015
17 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

Beatrix Potter counted cross stitch
18 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

Beatrix Potter counted cross stitch
19 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“I'll always remember her smile, our days together: in 45 years our friendship never went out. I share my tears with you all. Luisa ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: luisa corbella - torino

“My deepest sympathies. I am very sorry to have heard of Lois' passing. Growing up next door I have a multitude of memories of her. In nearly all she...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Alexander Sterzin - Lexington, MA

“I will miss the smart, loving and clever person that I knew... Be well Lois. ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: Donald McIntosh - Lexington, MA

“Elaine Shattuck Kirkpatrick, Fairfax, VT ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“Chris, Katie, T, Pam and Claudia, I am so so sorry and hope that Lois is at peace and that you will all find comfort in memories of happy times...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Elaine Sterzin - Lexington, MA

Lois' garden 2015
25 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

Rose in Lois' garden August 2015
26 of 27 | Posted by: A friend


27 of 27 | Posted by: Anita Couto - New Bedford, MA


Lois Mary Bartee (maiden name, Cole) left this earth for heaven on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Brookline at high noon. Outside her window the sun was shining and the birds were singing. Lois was born in Boston, on July 4, 1950, the daughter of the late Claude and Forestine Cole. As a patriotic “firecracker baby” she was a lifelong resident of Lexington, attending every Patriots’ Day parade except when prevented by illness. Memorial Days found her planting flowers at ancestral Shattuck and Blood graves in Woodlawn Cemetery, Pepperell. She attended Lexington Christian Academy, graduated from Middlesex Community College and the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, summa cum laude. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society of the Community and Junior Colleges, Alpha Delta Omicron chapter. She worked as a professional aide in local schools. Her gentle manner as a caregiver endeared her to children and elder citizens alike. For a quarter of a century she was the nursery attendant at Trinity Covenant Church, Lexington. Her family greatly appreciates the care she took of her parents, especially her father during his last illness. Lois’ sense of style and love of beauty was reflected in knitting and crocheting, her lovely counted cross stitchery, and the magnificent blooms in her gardens. Fish and small marine animals thrived in her aquaria. Her intelligence and good humor especially shone when playing parlor games. She is survived by her son Christopher J. Bartee and his wife Laurie of Cambridge, daughter Katrina L. Bullock of Worcester and son Thomas Keagen J. Bartee of Lexington; three grandchildren: Madison and Melody Bartee, and Ashlyn Rush; her sisters Pamela J. Cole of New Bedford and Claudia K. Souther of Chesapeake, VA, many cousins, nieces and nephews. She will be buried at the Lyman C. and P. Amelia Blood family plot on Saturday, February 6, 11:00 a.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 40 Heald St., Pepperell. Lois appreciated all the many kindnesses of friends and family during these last few months. Special thanks goes out to Trinity Covenant Church members for their love and faithfulness and the CARE ONE of Brookline nursing home staff for their skilled care. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one of Lois’ favorite mission projects, Kisoboka Uganda, Inc., c/o Trinity Covenant Church, 7 Clematis Road, Lexington, MA 02421. These contributions will be used to purchase goats for Ugandan families.