On Friday, January 8, 2021, Lois Virginia (Anderson) McBride entered her eternal resting place in Heaven at the age of 90.
Born to (the late) G. Helmer and R. Mildred (Twing) Anderson, she was a lifelong resident of Wallingford, CT.
Being a natural caregiver, Lois attended Meriden Hospital School of Nursing where she met her husband, Richard (Mac) McBride, while he was stationed at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, CT. Shortly after her graduation, they were married on August 4, 1951. Together, they raised four children: Matthew, Ruth, Jo, and John.
While Lois worked on and off in her capacity as a registered nurse, she considered her greatest role to be that of a devoted wife and loving mother. Her hobbies included sewing and painting, for which she had tremendous talent. Lois was an exceptional homemaker, not only attributable to her impressive culinary skills and ability to host a memorable holiday gathering, but also thanks to her warm and inviting manner towards anyone who walked through her door. She was known in the community for her hospitality, frequently providing meals, a listening ear, and relentless prayer for those in need. The compassion she showed towards others was unparalleled. Most importantly, Lois was an exemplary woman of God who also taught her children the importance of faith in Jesus Christ.
In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by her brother, David Anderson. She is survived by her husband, Richard, her sister, Miriam Richardson, her four children, Matthew McBride (and wife, Annette) of Pass Christian, MS, Ruth Palmer (and husband, Bill) of Wallingford, CT, Jo Ferjak (and husband, Steve) of Killingworth, CT, and John McBride (and wife, Nicole) of Stockton, CA, her 12 grandchildren, Leah Watters (and husband, Ty), Jesse McBride (and wife, Kaila), Nathaniel Palmer (and wife, Tara), Dave Palmer (and wife, Lindsay), Sarah Pankow (and husband, JD), Hannah Palmer, Emily Tittle (and husband, Ryan), Alexandra McBride, Jacob McBride, Luke McBride, Joel McBride, and Andrew McBride, and 8 great-grandchildren.
We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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