ForeverMissed
Lois DeMone passed away peacefully in her Cherry Hill, NJ home on October 15th, 2020. She was our hero and an icon to so many. She fought her fight against cancer with such determination and dignity. The most incredible warrior and someone we will always idolize.

We love you Mom and Mom-Mom endlessly and we know you are now at peace watching over all of us. Lois was a remarkable women, an extremely devoted Mother to Lois and Richard Vespe, Dana DeMone and Grandmother to Dene, Nicholas and Carsen Vespe. A loving sister to Victoria DiCianno and deceased Theresa Wigand, and a caring special Aunt to many nieces and nephews.

Lois was also the most loyal and compassionate devoted friend you could have ever asked for. She was also the heart and soul of LCRT Salon where she worked for 40+ years. Her smile was infectious and no matter where she went, her radiance lit up the room. While she had unmatched style and always impeccably dressed, it was her beautiful heart that always shined brightest. She was a kind soul with unparalleled generosity. Lois touched the hearts of everyone she met. Her wonderful positive energy and extreme love for life will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know her. Her style, her grace and her beautiful face will be forever etched in our hearts.
We love you Mom, you will always be in our hearts. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Lois DeMone's name to The Cooper Foundation, 3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 500, Camden, NJ 08103 or online http://foundation.cooperhealth.org/ways-to-give/make-adonation and select "Pink RosesTeal Magnolia Fund 2020" or to Discovery Ministries Inc, PO Box 76, Haddonfield, NJ 08003 http://dmi-nj.-org
Fertig Funeral Home, LLC

Posted by J Walters on November 12, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family on this great loss. Know she is no longer suffering. Keeping the family in my prayers for comfort and healing.
Posted by Vicki DiCianno on November 11, 2020
I miss you so much as each day goes by.my sister my best friend we where three now one.The happy days we three spent together are in my heart forever.love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Nicole Rita on November 5, 2020
It was 1993 I was 21 yrs old and, I had just recently lost my mother due to colon cancer when I first met Lois. I walked into LCRJ to interview for a receptionist when this BEAUTIFUL light came to greet me with the BIGGEST smile I had ever seen. I was stunned by her beauty, class, and grace. We had walked into the office sat down and, started to talk. She said "Before we get to the interview process, tell me about yourself I want to know you first" I told her with tears beginning to well up in my eyes "Well... I had just recently lost my Mom a month ago" She immediately said with a calm sweet voice "Stop there Sweetheart" and gave me the BIGGEST hug I ever got in my life or since. It seemed like hours when we finally stopped hugging. It was so endearing to me and, it's truly something I will NEVER forget. Within 10 min of meeting her she made me feel like my own Mother did "Protected and Safe like nothing could hurt me". Honestly we didn't even really discuss anything after that. She immediately said "When can you start?" I was so happy and, we both cried. That's the kind of person she was to EVERYONE who came in contact with her. Loyal to the bone. She protected and, made everyone feel safe. My heart is broken by this loss but, I know the BEAUTIFUL light shines on us still keeping us safe. I love and miss her dearly and, she will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. xoxo
Posted by Dana DeMone on November 3, 2020
Mommy took me this long to write to you..My heart just is so broken...You are my Idol you are my Mom my Best Friend my Dad everything ... Growing up having you as my Mom was just something that could never be written you had Breakfast Lunch Dinner for me and my sister you worked to make our lives as perfect as possible.You Succeeded on every level . You are more than a Hero to me... I am so Lucky and so blessed that I had such a Strong Role Model...... Mom u have made me such a Strong Women just by watching and believing in everything you have ever done.. You just had this energy that was just electrifying...You were a Soul that was definitely just one of a kind... You have always been there for us no matter what ... Your Love just was just all I ever NEEDED!!You have given me LOVE that Just can really move any Mountain...It didn’t matter I knew that My Mom was always there for me ... I have definitely Lost a part of My Soul My Heart I sent it to Heaven with you ...I feel you I actually hear you all the time ... Mom you and I had a Special Relationship that has given me such Strength and Courage for me to be OK !!!!! I will never be the same without you here, but I will continue to make u Proud of me !!!! Mom I always told you Mommy Ocean Sea Sky Love ... You know what that meant .... For Now my Beautiful Mother I LOVE U OCEAN SEA SKY LOVE ...
Your Daughter,
Dana Lynn DeMone
Posted by Diane Cannon on November 2, 2020
We have lost someone who held a special place our heart although no one else can truly share the sadness we feel now our memories of our loved one bring us peace and reassures us that love endures forever. With tender thoughts and prayers we celebrate our loved ones life,a life that touched many with gifts of kindness,caring,and love. I will always keep memories of Lois in my Heart. She was a Jewel,and to know her was to Love her.We all need a time for tears,Not for the one who is now at peace with God in Heaven.But for ourselves as we realize that things will never be the same.Together we accomplished many wonderful achievements. We raised two beautiful Daughters and were blessed with three wonderful grand children.The times we shared together were unforgetable. When the sun goes down,I dread the darkness closing in. What caries me through the hardest nights is knowing Lois will never be enveloped by darkness and pain again.Rest In Peace my Wife,Love Pat
Posted by Lois Bonanni on November 2, 2020
I an very fortunate to have married into the Bonanni family and have such a wonderful cousin that I loved. 

A little girl asked " what are all the lights in the sky?" Her mother answered "They are the good people who have lived here and passed on to heaven".
Lois is our star looking over us.
love to all her family.  I have always loved being with you all. 
with love Cousin Lois 
Posted by Barbara Crawley on October 31, 2020
Lois was such a kind beautiful person. She will be missed by all. Rest In Peace❤️
Posted by Vicki DiCianno on October 24, 2020
To my beautiful sister and my best friend. We loved each other and will again. Your pain is gone, you’re on your way and I know we will be together again one day. My heart is empty, the phone doesn’t ring and not being with you is the hardest thing. Love you my sis until we meet again.
Posted by Rosemarie Cerniglia on October 23, 2020
To our many years of friendship: A sad moment in our life with your loss.
Always beautiful from fashion style, graciness and your warm heart for all of us.
We will certainly miss you at the Salon but know we will share our love and friendship at another time and place. My deepest condolences to your family. May God give you the understanding for your loss. 

Posted by Pat Nicastro on October 23, 2020
Rest In Peace My St. Mary of Eternal Classmate !
Posted by Tony Frisco on October 23, 2020
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves memories no one can steal.” Irish headstone
Rest in peace my sweetheart, Me!
Posted by Mari D’Amico on October 22, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom! She was a beautiful person inside and out! Always happy to see me and my little girl Dana/AKA Flynnie Lil Lois hope you and your family are doing the best you can at this time. I recently stopped in “Finally” and asked for you that’s when I was told that you were so busy taken care of your mom! I always knew what a great woman you are with a beautiful family, your Mom will if not already will give you a sign that she will always be looking down at you! It maybe a dream a scent of her or even a Daisy! You did a wonderful thing for your Mom♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Posted by John Petruzzelli on October 22, 2020
More like a sister than a cousin. I remember the Sundays at Grandmom's house for dinner, the holiday's with family, the days spent at the movies and the constant love that we all shared. It's hard to imagine this world without you in it. I will always love you. 
Posted by Roe Beau-Verzella on October 21, 2020
Lois, you leaving all of us is an immeasurable loss to everyone that loved you. I can’t imagine the world without your energy, bright smile and stilettos. You were so brave, Lois, and gave us all something to emulate. You were smiles and grace with young Lois and your entire family there with you, until you said goodbye. You will be loved and admired from so many and certainly me, till the end of our times and we all meet again. You are indelible, my friend.
Posted by Holly Reyes on October 21, 2020
Everybody who met Lois loved her or wanted to be like her. She was so unique and special. This is a sad loss. This memorial was done in taste just like Lois had.
Posted by Raymond DeBenedictis on October 21, 2020
The DeBenedictis family has had the great fortune to travel to many beautiful & exciting places , but none more beautiful & exciting as Cherry Hill , New Jersey Lol. We all absolutely couldn’t wait to go see Aunt Lois , Uncle Pat & of course our beautiful cousins little Lois & Dana. From the moment we arrived we were met by Aunt Lois at the door , she was always smiling , absolutely beautiful , dressed to the nines & screaming at the top of her lungs , “ the cousins from New York are here “ . Omg Lol she was so amazing . That is the woman & Aunt I will always remember , beautiful , loving , spirited & kind hearted .
I’m privileged to have had her in my life.
Thanks so much for every special moment you have given to me .

Rest In Peace Aunt Lois I ❤️ U

Ray Ray
Posted by Diana Von Zech on October 21, 2020
God bless your soul Lois, your beauty came from within and lit up a room. I was your sister Teresa’s hair dresser and friend. That’s how we met. You were fun loving and beautiful... I will miss you , much love Diana von Zech
Posted by Tony DeBenedictis on October 20, 2020
We called her Aunt Lois from the minute we met her and always loved being in her presence! Such an incredible, funny, caring, loving, beautiful person inside & out! Always made sure we were happy and put us first no matter what. I always remember wishing we lived closer and had spent more time with Aunt Lois! I’m incredibly grateful to have known and been apart of you, your family, and the memories I will forever cherish! You’re fight was an incredible inspiration and a reflection of your shining personality that will forever be remembered! Love you!
Posted by Kim Long-Hyde on October 20, 2020
Lois was a beautiful person who loved her family very much. As a teen I have fond memories making “special chocolate chip cookies” with little Lois, and how much Lois loved them! She was a kind, caring person who was truly beautiful inside and out. There will be a hole that can’t be filled, without her here. She was one of a kind and unforgettable. Prayers and hugs to Lois, Dana and the rest of the family as you navigate through this difficult time.
Posted by Dawn Carter on October 20, 2020
Lois is so special. Lois and her daughter have a beautiful bond, and it reminded me of my beautiful relationships with my daughters. Lois was beautiful inside and out and I will miss her warmth and beautiful smile. My sincere condolences to Lois's family and friends. I will miss her.
Posted by Alicia DiMichele on October 20, 2020
I honestly can not recall the very first time long ago that I met the beautiful, sharp, kind, and very sweet Lois. What I do remember however, is that every time I saw her she took my breath away with how stunning she was and her aura was just incredible. Her smile could light up anyone’s day. She always had a way of making everyone feel special. I have always admired how she carried herself, extremely classy woman. Lois proudly left her mark. She will be sadly missed, but never forgotten. Xo
Posted by Bob Russo on October 20, 2020
We had the great pleasure and honor of meeting Lois about 25 years ago. Since that day, every time we saw her, we felt better about life! Her smile and kindness were contagious. Her love for life was obvious with every encounter. She was always dressed perfectly and looked beautiful. You only had to meet Lois one time and you would never forget her. She always inspired us to be better and kinder people. Be like Lois, was a good motto. Even in her titanic battle with cancer, she continued to inspire. Her strength, courage and fight were all something unseen in our lives and something we will never forget. In life and in death, she always motivated and inspired. We can strive to be more like her…but she has no equal. She was truly one of a kind, in a league of her own. The world is a little darker today without her bright light! We are so saddened for your loss! BOB & CAROL RUSSO
Posted by Nickie Caccese on October 20, 2020
I met Lois in 2002. She hired me to work the front desk at LCRJ. She looked at me, lowered her thin, black rimmed eye glasses and said, “when can you start?” From that moment, Lois and I shared an instant connection. I was “her” Nickie Brown. Stunningly beautiful on the inside and out, and a sense of style that was unmatched.    I admired her. Lois, you will be missed beyond measure. You will always have a special place in my heart. ♥️
Posted by Lois Vespe on October 20, 2020
Mom, we made you this video during Covid when we couldn’t see you in person and all we wanted to do was make you laugh. We all love you beyond measure and we know you are with us all the time. We miss you so so much but we are so happy to know that you are free of pain and suffering. You are forever in our hearts. Love u infinity
Posted by Ray Debenedictis on October 20, 2020
Where does one begin, the relationship we had was so special, too hard to describe, every family should be blessed with a Lois. She embraces everyone with Love and so much warmth. We have endless memories, we shared a birthday and talked to each other on that day for many years. Many visits to her home, with so much laughter and fun, my kids couldn’t wait to go to Aunt Lo’s. We will all have these memories in our hearts
Love you forever our beautiful Lo, RIP
Posted by Barbara Rosenthal on October 20, 2020
Lois was a beautiful woman, a wonderful mother, a fun loving mom-mom And of course a rockstar in Cherry Hill. With her impeccable style she lit up a room. However, her latest legacy will never be forgotten.
Fighting cancer with the same dignity she carried through life.
I was honored to get to know her later in life through Lois, my special friend. I will hold dear in my heart and never forget an afternoon in August. Lois took her out for a ride and much to my surprise called me to come out of my house. There she was in a hat, A mask, her perfect eyebrows but more than anything her heart, throwing me kisses from the car and making heart signs with her hands. Her display of courage was overwhelming for me. I cried then, as I cry now writing this but I know that she rests in God’s peace. Love you Lois.
Posted by Dee Frawley on October 20, 2020
Our beautiful sweet and selfless spirited friend. Fly high and be at peace in eternity. You are one of God’s special angels. Lent to us by God to enrich our lives and fill our hearts with love and laughter. Your big bright eyes and beautiful smile will be missed so much. Until we meet again watch over us as we think of you and carry you with us everyday in our hearts ♥️
Posted by Rita Debenedictis on October 20, 2020
There is not enough room to display a tribute to this amazing cousin, my Philadelphia family, whom, of which all of my life was described as the beautiful cousins. Beautiful Lois, starting with her Beautiful Grandmother Zi Bernadina my Grandma’s sister, her beautiful Mom, Aunt Vic, my Dad’s first cousin, who he loved more like a sister, and the beautiful sisters Aunt Helen aka Aunt Bonnie, my beautiful Godmother, all of them, my parents adored them, we visited often, and I being a little younger, was just in awe of the two gorgeous teens Lois & Vicki, I loved watching them get all dressed up ready to go out, I told all my friends they were movie stars, after all Lois and Vicki were on “American Bandstand” and the “As the World Turns” we went on to have our own families, and our beautiful Lois, continued to keep the family together, so many memories visiting my children adored her, and will never forget her, my husband Ray, adored her, they shared a birthday, and they talked more often then I did, anyone who knew her had to love her, she turned heads, I was and still am so incredibly blessed to have the Philadelphia Family in my life.

Love you always, my beautiful Cousin RIP with, your beautiful family, you are for sure now a beautiful “Angel”
Posted by Denise Pereau on October 20, 2020
The first time I met Lois almost 40 years ago, I had just been fired from my job as a stylist over something really stupid and I arrived at The Wild Hare, tools in hand, a full book and a desperate desire to work there as I was the family breadwinner. Suddenly, this beautiful woman appeared through the congested lobby area, wrapped her arm around me and ushered me onto the floor, welcoming me to my new home and a chair of my own within ten minutes of my arrival. She told me not to worry about a thing and that she would take care of anything I needed and boy did she. I depended on her for so much and she never let me down. We all depended on her. Behind the scenes she was the battalion leader. At the front desk, her ability to diffuse client issues from the banal to the outrageous became legendary. Ever gracious, ever nurturing, ever seeking to learn how to be more effective in her position, she set the bar for excellence in customer service, a standard few can match. Over the years we shared holiday joy, bday markings, personal tragedy, travel experiences, recipes, relationship dramas, and pride in our children. She was my champion. Always encouraging me to push forward in my career, she celebrated every success with me and whenever I faltered, she lifted me up with her support and praise. There can be no better testament in life outside family connection to call someone a forever friend. Lois, you are mine and I am yours. Till we meet again, love you always...xxxooo
Posted by Karen Columbus on October 19, 2020
I have the sweetest childhood memories spending endless time at Lois’s home... she was like a second Mom to me. I could tell her anything and she was right there...so present and supportive always, then and in my adulthood. I’ll never forget when she would cook and call “little” Lois and I down... give us fresh rolls and let us dive right in the pot to eat what ever deliciousness she made! I had my first taste of Broccoli rabe there... right out of the pot!... oil dripping to our elbows... we were giggling and having a blast!!!... Lois loved how much WE loved it!!! Best Mom, best friend, best human. Lois was so giving of herself to so many...she made everyone feel important.
I’m so sad to lose you... but heaven is celebrating their new angel and I will try to focus on that! ...sending all my love and prayers-Karen Guggino

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Posted by J Walters on November 12, 2020
My deepest condolences to the family on this great loss. Know she is no longer suffering. Keeping the family in my prayers for comfort and healing.
Posted by Vicki DiCianno on November 11, 2020
I miss you so much as each day goes by.my sister my best friend we where three now one.The happy days we three spent together are in my heart forever.love you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Nicole Rita on November 5, 2020
It was 1993 I was 21 yrs old and, I had just recently lost my mother due to colon cancer when I first met Lois. I walked into LCRJ to interview for a receptionist when this BEAUTIFUL light came to greet me with the BIGGEST smile I had ever seen. I was stunned by her beauty, class, and grace. We had walked into the office sat down and, started to talk. She said "Before we get to the interview process, tell me about yourself I want to know you first" I told her with tears beginning to well up in my eyes "Well... I had just recently lost my Mom a month ago" She immediately said with a calm sweet voice "Stop there Sweetheart" and gave me the BIGGEST hug I ever got in my life or since. It seemed like hours when we finally stopped hugging. It was so endearing to me and, it's truly something I will NEVER forget. Within 10 min of meeting her she made me feel like my own Mother did "Protected and Safe like nothing could hurt me". Honestly we didn't even really discuss anything after that. She immediately said "When can you start?" I was so happy and, we both cried. That's the kind of person she was to EVERYONE who came in contact with her. Loyal to the bone. She protected and, made everyone feel safe. My heart is broken by this loss but, I know the BEAUTIFUL light shines on us still keeping us safe. I love and miss her dearly and, she will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. xoxo
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Shared by Robin Wigand on October 20, 2020
My Mom, the oldest sister Theresa sponsored a trip to St Kitts so I went with the 3 Golden girls Mom, Aunt Lois and Aunt Vicki and if you ever spent time with the 3 of them together then you know about the craziness and laughs when they are together. First it was my Mom drunk off 1 pina colada then trying to drive a scooter, then Aunt Lois banging her head on the low roof cabana and all hotel staff coming to the beach for the almost knocked out cold blonde bombshell, and Aunt Vicki making friends with a monkey that wore a diaper. We had such a great time together played bingo, gambled, watched the Superbowl it was a trip to go in the memory books and I will cherish that time forever. So happy to have such great memories with my BEAUTIFUL AUNT that I will keep close to my heart which is where she will always be. Love and miss you Aunt Lois