Lois EttaTreadway (born Alois Etta Palmer) of Norwalk, a longtime employee of Minute Men Cleaners in Westport, died Nov. 25 at Danbury Hospital. She was 70.
She was born in Norwalk on March 16, 1944 and graduated from Port Chester High School in Port Chester, N.Y. Class of 1963. After her tenure at the Westport business, she she spent most of her time as a volunteer for Lifeline in Norwalk and was a dedicated bell ringer for the Salvation Army during the holidays.
Her greatest joy was her family, she had a huge heart of gold, undeniable compassion for anyone she met no matter the circumstances, enjoyed playing Bingo and was a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church in Stamford and Parkway Assembly of God in Norwalk during her earlier years, according to her family.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and James M. Pearson, Sr of Newtown. grandchildren James Jr and Rebecca Pearson, family member Betty Pearson, siblings Ward and Joy Palmer, Sr., Bernadette “Bunny” Palmer, Louise and Joe Willette, Charmaine Letendre, Peggy and Paul Raymond and Charles Palmer, Jr., along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother Maybelle Heney, parents Charles and Bernadette Palmer, sister Ella-Mae Romsky and brother William A. Palmer, Sr.
Services will be held on Monday, Dec. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Norwalk’s Hoyt Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 5 East Wall St., Norwalk. Burial will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Ave., Norwalk.