Lois Zutell

Lois C Zutell (Zuanelli)

Jul 23, 1935 - Jan 25, 2020
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Lois Catherine Zutell, of Brewster, NY, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 84 years old.

Born on July 23, 1935 in Bronx, NY, daughter of the late Louis Vincent and Catherine (Hamill) Zuanelli, Lois graduated from St. Barnabas High School, Bronx, NY.

On September 8, 1956 she married the love of her life, Harry William Zutell, at St. Philip and James Church, Bronx, NY. Harry predeceased his wife of 62 years on May 7, 2019.

Mrs. Zutell was the first and, to date, only female supervisor of the Town of Southeast, serving from 1996-2003. Previously, she served on the Town Council for ten years and on the Planning Board, Southeast Recreation Commission and Putnam County Land Trust. She was the recipient of numerous community service awards from the Putnam County Sheriff's Honor Corps, Brewster Chamber of Commerce, Village of Brewster (Medal of Honor), Putnam County Supervisors Association, Kiwanis, Brewster Elks Lodge, and the VFW (Americanism Award), among others.

An active member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish, Lois was a lector for thirty years, served on the parish council and school board, and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She co-founded the St. Lawrence O’Toole School kindergarten, nursery school and Mother’s Guild. She was a charter member of the Southeast Museum and a Friend of the Southeast Library. She was honored at the St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish 21st Annual Golf Outing for her service to the parish and community.

Lois loved people and never stopped making new friends throughout the 61 years that she resided in Brewster. She greatly enjoyed gatherings with the “St. Barnabas Babes” – a small group of her high school friends who meet regularly – and the Mother’s Guild ladies, with whom she formed many lifelong friendships. She was an avid Jeopardy watcher, crossword puzzle solver and reader who loved tracing her family roots and studying genealogy. Above all, Lois was a proud grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family and time spent with them.

Lois is survived by three daughters: Kathryn Anne Prokop (Michael) of Florham Park, NJ, Carolyn Audrey Lowe (Frank) of Brewster, NY and Laura Jean Handville (David) of North Eastham, MA. She is also survived by eleven grandsons: Andrew (Quinn), Alexander, and Eric Prokop; Zachary, Jacob, Joshua, and Samuel Lowe; Liam, Aidan, Kieran and Daniel Handville; and a great-granddaughter, Ava Prokop. She was predeceased by her brother, Carl Zuanelli, of Wilton, CT. She is also survived by many, many dear friends and relatives who treasured her positive outlook and zest for life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 8, at 11:00am at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, Brewster. Friends and family may call at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster on Friday, February 7 from 3pm to 7pm.
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  • Visitation

    Friday February 7, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday February 7, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Beecher Funeral Home
    1 Putnam Avenue
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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  • Service

    Saturday February 8, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday February 8, 2020 11:00am
    St. Lawrence O'Toole Church
    31 Prospect Street
    BREWSTER, NY 10509
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    Fr. Richard Gill
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Posted at 07:13pm
Laura, May caring thoughts and loving memories of your mom bring comfort to you and your family. With heartfelt condolences,
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Wendy Ouellette

Posted at 08:55pm
We're so sorry to hear of Lois's passing. We fondly remember her and Harry's welcoming us to the neighborhood with a basket of cheese & crackers and a pair of wine glasses. They were such thoughtful, considerate, and helpful neighbors.
We regret that we are unable to pay our respects in person. Unfortunately, Tim's mother passed away on January 24th, so we are leaving for Maryland on Thursday morning to help his father prepare for her service on Saturday.
May you be comforted by warm memories of your mother/grandmother/great-grandmother and the knowledge that she made such a difference in so many lives. In sympathy, Wendy & Tim.

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Posted at 10:42am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and difficult time.
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Posted at 12:10pm
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Posted at 09:50am
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