WESTFIELD: Lois A. Goepfert, 73 , (1948-2021) passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She was born in Holyoke, MA to the late Franz and Elaine (Bissel) Goepfert and was raised in Southampton. She graduated from UMASS in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and received her Master’s in Nursing from Regis College in Rhode Island. Lois worked as a registered nurse for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, then she taught at the Quincy City Hospital School of Nursing until it closed and returned to Beth Israel where she retired in 2013 after 30 years. Lois was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. She owned and raised Irish Setters and was a devoted member of the Irish Setter Club of New England in which she held several leadership positions over the years, delighting in helping to set up the regional matches and shows, cooking and working in show kitchens and housing Irish Setters rescues in her kennel, Balcaire.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brother Larry Goepfert in 2003. Lois is survived by her sister Joyce Bard and her husband Robert Bard, her nieces and nephew, Keira Rupon and her husband Jeremy, Leah Turpin and her husband Bruce, Rebecca Jones and her husband Jay and Matthew Bard and his wife Kristin, great niece and nephews, Quentin, Caroline, Calder, Wren, Mackenzie, James IV, Logan, Emelia and Analee and her good friends Ruth Muller and Tom Mohan of Plymouth.
Her funeral will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 12 Noon in the Firtion Adams FS, 76 Broad St., Westfield, followed by burial in Southampton Center Cemetery, Southampton, MA. Visiting hours will precede the service from 10AM-12PM in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231 or Irish Setter Club of New England Rescue http://iscne.org www.firtionadams.com