Lois C. Karch of Manchester passed away on Friday, December 17, 2021, with her family by her side.
A New Year’s Day baby, Lois was born in Manchester, daughter of the late George and Hilda Rauchle. She was a lifelong resident of Manchester, attended local schools and retired from the Town of Manchester in 1995. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester. In addition to spending time with her family, Lois enjoyed visiting local casinos and the Connecticut shoreline to dine on seafood. She also loved to travel, with Walt Disney World being her favorite destination and visited almost yearly with her family. She enjoyed all holidays, but especially Christmas. Lois was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Joseph I. Karch and her daughter, Pamela C. Karch. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Anthony Botti of Manchester; her cherished grandchildren, Denise Botti, Allyson Botti, and Nicholas Botti; and several nieces, nephews and their families. In addition to her parents, husband and daughter, Lois was also predeceased by her brother, George Rauchle Jr. and sister, Lorraine (Rauchle) Cropley. The family would like to express their gratitude to Helping Hands Home Care of Bolton, CT for their kind and compassionate care. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at the Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, CT from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm with burial to follow in the East Cemetery. To leave a memory or message of condolence please visit www.holmeswatkins.com