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Lois Rieckhoff Castrucci

March 6, 1939 — March 10, 2024

West Chester

Fortified with the sacraments of the Catholic Church, Lois Rieckhoff Castrucci was embraced and welcomed by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on March 10, 2024. Lois was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 6, 1939, and was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Robert Rieckhoff. A wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Lois is survived by her husband of 65 years, George; 3 children, Marybeth (Jeffrey) Seifert, Thomas Castrucci, Sr. and Ann Bielan; 11 grandchildren, Christopher (Sarah) Seifert, Jennifer (Michael) Geers, Sara (Timothy) Sparks, Michael (Jessica) Seifert, Chelsey (Chris) Lewis, Thomas Castrucci, Jr., Alex Castrucci, Kate Bielan, George Bielan, Megan Bielan, Mark Bielan; 9 great grandchildren, Olivia, Hannah and Joey Seifert; Will and Bella Geers; Knox and Shep Sparks; and Jacob and Lucas Seifert; and her dear sister, Mary(Kent) Friel. Lois attended Our Lady of The Angels High School and Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing, but her lifelong chosen vocation was homemaker, wife and mother providing all the ingredients for a happy, healthy home for her family. By her gentle nature, her ingrained warmth, love and strength of character she was ideally suited for this, her most important and desired mission in life. Her infectious smile and disarming personality made her accessible, so friends were made easily and became numerous. Lois has also provided community service through her years of Gift Shop volunteer work with the Junior Cooperative Society of Childrens Hospital, as docent at the Sharon Woods Pioneer Village, as recording Secretary for the Boca Grande Woman’s Club, as volunteer for numerous undertakings at her beloved Our Lady of Mercy Church (Boca Grande) and, most importantly, as a committee member, fund raiser and donor for The Hope for Haitians Committee of Boca Grande. The latter builds homes and schools and provides various avenues for economic opportunity for the most impoverished people of Haiti. Lois and George have maintained a home in West Chester, Ohio, but have spent most of the last 35 years in Boca Grande, Florida where Lois enjoyed playing bridge with her buddies, shelling, beach walks and special visits from family and friends. Lois leaves a vacancy in so many hearts. She was so loved. The family will receive visitors on Friday, March 15, 2024, at 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8815 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249. Mass of Christian Burial will commence at 12:00 noon. A reception will be held in the Parish Hall following Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Food for the Poor (Hope for Haiiti Committee), 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 or to The Sisters of St. Francis, PO Box 100, 22143 Main. St., Oldenberg, IN 47036.

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Friday, March 15, 2024

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Community of the Good Shepherd

8815 E Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, March 15, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Community of the Good Shepherd

8815 E Kemper Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249

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