Lois Laughner Sullivan, 95, of Fitzwilliam, died Monday April 29, 2019, after a period of declining health.
The second of four children (all now deceased), she was born in McKeesport PA to Ted and Jean Trimble.
Her family moved to St. Petersburg FL when she was two, and she resided there for much of the next 40 years, relocating to NH in 1970.
She graduated from St Petersburg High School in 1941, and attended St. Petersburg Junior College until the outbreak of WWII. During the war years, she worked for Walt Disney Productions in Los Angeles CA as a colorist, and volunteered at the Hollywood Canteen. She was a member of the USO "Bomb-a-dears" after returning to Florida in 1945.
In 1946 she married Paul Aymer Laughner, also a St. Petersburg resident and a realtor; he passed away in 1994.
She is survived by their four children: Lynda L. Kohlenberg of Fitzwilliam, Paul Aymer Laughner Jr. 'Sandy' of Richmond, Aymer Vinoy Laughner, II and his wife Carol, of Francestown, and Niles James Laughner and his partner Tara Pinard, of St Petersburg, FL. She was devoted to her grandchildren: Shelley Burch of E. Wakefield NH, Elice Laughner Morgenson of Rochester NH, Georgia Laughner of Keene and Perry Laughner of Dover, NH.
In 1996 she married Colonel Charles Harvey Sullivan, USMC (retired) and enjoyed several wonderful years with him before his death in 2002.
She also leaves behind his two sons, Charles Sullivan Jr. of Berkeley, CA and Tim Sullivan of New York, NY.
Having divided her time between Florida and NH, she had many friends in both places who will miss her. Family friend Susan Roney was of particular help to her in her last years.
At various times, she was a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, St. Petersburg Junior League, the Keene Country Club, and was, for years, very involved in the Fitzwilliam community. She learned the Florist trade at her parent's florist shop and greenhouses as a young girl and enjoyed working with flowers all her life. She also enjoyed collecting and selling antiques as a hobby, as well as being a keen reader. She was a Presbyterian in upbringing, and was a committed Christian throughout her life.
Her unconditional love for and unwavering devotion to her family will be sorely missed.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at 2:00 pm, at the Greenfield Meeting House, 775 Forest Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made, in Lois L Sullivan’s name, to the Greenfield Congregational Covenant Church, 12 Depot Rd, Greenfield, NH 03047 or to Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services, PO Box 564, Keene, NH 03431.