Lois Lynn (Griffiths) Shea

Lois L. Shea., 73, of South Gibson, passed away Saturday evening, January 14 in the Regional Hospital of Scranton after fighting a chronic illness.

Born October 28, 1949 in Carbondale, she was the daughter of the late Morgan and Marie Griffiths.  She was a 1967 graduate of Mountain View High School.  She started working as a teenager and worked many years as a waitress at several local restaurants and diners. In her later years she cleaned houses for a few clients in the area.  Her most cherished job was that of a wife, mother and grandmother to her husband, children and grandchildren.

Lois was a loyal, dedicated wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend.  She loved buying clothes and shoes. She enjoyed making family meals and desserts. Lois especially enjoyed the company and reconnecting with her girlfriends the last few years.

Surviving are sons James “Jamie” Shea, Jr. of Benton, Jonathan Shea and his wife Katrina of Union Dale; a daughter Melissa Lepre and her husband Ryan of Kingsley; her brothers James (Pauline), Kevin (Carol) and Kim (Shirley) and sisters Terry (Lowell), Christy (Ron) and Bonnie (John); her beloved grandsons Bryce, Conner, Benjamin and Brady; several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her loved, constant canine companion Max.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Morgan and Marie Griffiths and the love of her life, her husband Jim. Lois and Jim celebrated their 50 year wedding anniversary on August 16, 2019 shortly before his passing in September 2019.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made in Lois’s honor to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation.

Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton. 

To share a memory or to express your condolences to the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com


  1. Bernadette Lepre

    So sorry to read of Lois’s passing. Such a pretty, nice girl. I went to school with her late husband, Jimmy, since 7th grade. They came to all our class reunions. Her daughter is married to my nephew Ryan Lepre. May she Rest in Peace.

  2. Marlies Gregory

    So sorry for your loss ! Lois was such a great person she will greatly be missed! I enjoyed her company!


    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Lois for many years at Bingham’s. She was an awesome co-worker, waitress and friend.

  4. Suzanne Lambert

    Sending my greatest sympathies for the loss of your Mom. I got to know her when she began cleaning for me in 2008. She quickly became a most cherished, caring member of our family; over time, my three kids began to love her like a third grandmother. She never missed a birthday or Christmas for any of the kids! They were very upset when I told them the news. Lois was simply an angel to all of us, and we will deeply miss her.

    The Lambert family
    Chapman Lake

  5. Karen Valentine

    I am so sorry for your loss. Lois was a beautiful person. I worked with her for many years. May she rest in peace.

  6. Lori Marcy

    I am so very sorry!! I worked with Lois for so many years and we shared all of our families milestones! I loved her like a sister and she will be missed! <3

  7. Nora Bain-Scheer

    Jamie, Jon and family…. Truly so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Sending sincere condolences and prayers to you. This will not be easy and one day at a time is what you face. She was such a kind person and clearly so proud of all of you and your accomplishments. Sincerely, Nora and Alex.

  8. Connie Liotti

    I am truly saddened by Lois’ passing. My condolences to her children and family. Lois was my friend since we were 10 years old. I have many fond memories of the Griffths’. I will miss her. 💔❤️

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