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Lois J. (Jefferson) Arnold

August 1, 1925 ~ September 24, 2019 (age 94)


Lois (Jefferson) Sewell Arnold of Hingham, formerly of Norwell Ma. entered into rest September 24, 2019 at the age of 94. Lois was born August 1, 1925 in Hanover Ma. and attended Hanover schools, graduating in 1943. She married Arthur J. Sewell August 23, 1947 in Hanover where they made their home until moving to Norwell in 1957. Lois was a charter member of the United Church of Christ Congregational, Norwell and helped start the Youth Group which she and Arthur led for many years. She was a past president of the Norwell VNA, a past deacon of the UCC, a member of the UCC choir and the Memory Lane Singers, a member of Friends of the Norwell Public Library, worked at Fred the Shed for many years, supported Friendship Home and the Food Circle, also known as the Bread Run. 


After Arthur’s passing in 1982 Lois traveled and had many friends wherever she went. In 1992 she married John B. Arnold and they spent 16 years together before his death in 2008.

In 2012 Lois moved to Linden Ponds and, as was her way, made many friends there. She played cards and dominoes, and enjoyed having dinner with different people nightly. Lois enjoyed being with people, whether family, friends or complete strangers, she enjoyed their company. Entertaining was something she always loved to do and could make the simplest meal feed many. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and faithful friend to many.


Lois is survived by her five children, Arthur J. Sewell Jr. and wife Mary of Portland TN, Linda S. Healy and husband Jack of Scituate MA, Barbara Sewell Dion and husband Bob of Greenland NH, Charley Sewell and wife Carrie of Hollis ME, and Nancy J. Dooley and husband Paul of Norwell MA, her two stepchildren Stephanie Arnold of Intervale, NH and William Arnold and his wife Mary of Norwell MA. She was predeceased by her brothers Wallace, Richard and Norman Jefferson, her grandchild Patrick Michael Healy, great grandchild Clayton Healy and two stepchildren, Richard Arnold and Jack Arnold. She is also survived by her 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. 


Relatives and friends are invited to join Lois’s family at the McNamara Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central Street, Norwell, MA 02061 on Sunday September 29, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral service Monday September 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Church of Christ, 460 Main Street, Norwell, MA 02061. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to United Church of Christ Norwell or Norwell VIsiting Nurse and Hospice. 


September 29, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home
30 Central Street, P.O. Box 327
Norwell, MA 02061

Funeral Service
September 30, 2019

11:00 AM
United Church of Christ
460 Main St.
Norwell, Massachusetts 02061

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