Lois E. Knickerbocker, age 85, of Addison, NY passed peacefully away on Monday, June 18, 2018 with her family beside her. Lois was born March 9, 1933 in Painted Post to Emanuel and Helen A. (Dempsey) McConnell. She married Sherlon D. Knickerbocker October 18, 1950 and was predeceased by him on February 3, 1990.
Lois was a woman of faith and courage who truly enjoyed life. She was very active and liked to be constantly on the go. She often had a twinkle in her eyes, a smile on her face, and a funny remark on her lips. Although she said she did not like comedy, Lois could be a real comedian. She always made people laugh and kept them guessing. Some of her favorite expressions were, "if it is free, then it is for me" and "if the car is going somewhere, I'm in it". She spent a lot of time as her good friend, Rosie's "copilot." They put many miles on Rosie's silver Cadillac and enjoyed every minute.
Whether partaking in a spirited game of Yahtzee or engaging in a lively conversation, Lois truly loved to be surrounded by her family and friends. Lois will be remembered as a unique, resilient, and loving individual who made life a lot more fun for all who knew her.
She is survived by two daughters: Debbie (Daniel) Hill of Addison, NY and Jacqueline Matarese of Painted Post, NY; son: David (Donna) Knickerbocker of Biloxi, MS; brother: Joseph G. McConnell; daughter in law: Deborah Knickerbocker of Caton; grandchildren: D. Michael Hill, Paul L. Hill, David A. (Lindsey) Hill, Thomas J. Hill, Danielle (Clayton) Lovelace, Angelina C. (Mark) Hodencamp, Nicole M. (Josh) Payne, Joseph D. Matarese, Lauralee (Chris) Allen, Jason D. Knickerbocker, Ricky L. Knickerbocker; several great grandchildren; a great great grandchild; nieces and nephews: Doug (Delberta) Kellogg, Michael Radka, Cheryl (Rick) Robertson, Nancy (Clarence) Williams, Frank (Shelia) Borkowski, Joann Lowrey, Denise (Jeff Koch) Winfield, Joseph McConnell, and the entire extended Knickerbocker family; dear friends: Jodi and Tim Abel and Family, Rosie, Troy, and Loretta Preston, and Kevin Hillman.
Along with her parents and husband, Lois was predeceased by her son, Ricky Lee Knickerbocker; sister and brother in law: Florence and Ivan Kellogg; son in law: Giuseppe Matarese; nephew: Robin Lowrey and sister in law Cecile Marie McConnell.
Family and friends are invited to call at Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal Church, 1 Wombaugh Square, Addison, NY 14801 on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 2:00pm-3:00pm. A memorial service will immediately follow at 3:00pm with Rev. Thomas Gramley and Rev. Troy Preston officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Church of the Redeemer, Episcopal Church or to the Addison Eagles Club.
A special thanks to the individuals who have shown an outpouring of support and care to Lois and the family during her last few weeks.