Lois Grodotzke
Lois Grodotzke
  • October 22, 1918 - April 19, 2017
  • Norwich, Connecticut

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Norwich-Lois M. Grodotzke, 98, of Mystic formally of Norwich, passed away on April 19, 2017 at her home. Lois lived at Academy Point for the past year. Lois was born in Norwich, October 22, 1918 daugther of Emil and Auguste Bausch.
She graduated from Norwich Free Academy class of 1936 and the Bay Bath Institute in 1938. She was employed for several years as the executive secretary for the president of J. B. Martin Company in Norwich. After the birth of her children she was a homemaker.
On May 28, 1949 she married Arthur T. Grodotzke at the Greenville Congregational Church. They were married for 62 years. They were fortunate to have a wonderful life together. Arthur passed away in December, 2011.
Mrs. Grodotzke was a long time member of St. Mark Lutheran Church where she was active in the church community.
Lois is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Carolyn and Edward Shea of Preston, her son and daughter -in-law Carlton and Diana Grodotzke of Tolland, two grandsons, Brian Shea and his wife Melissa and Timothy Shea and his fiancé Alexis Giroux. She is also survived by a great granddaughter, Allison and a niece and nephew. She was predeceased by a brother, Albert Bausch.
A funeral service will be held at Preston City Congregational Church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Burial will immediately follow at Maplewood cemetery in Norwich. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Preston City Congregational Church, 321-CT 164, Preston, CT 06365. Please visit www.labenskifuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.
Lois will always be remembered as a kind and gracious lady by all those who knew her.