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“Mr. Romanowski, Diane, Joe, John & Mark,I can't tell you how sorry I am to hear about your mom/wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Thompson - Waltham, MA

“Mr. Romanowski, Diane, John, Joe & Mark,I cant tell you how sorry I am to hear about your mom/wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you diring this...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Thompson - Waltham, MA

“To Joe and John, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Keeping you and your families in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Brenda Arsenault - Salem, MA

“To: John Sr., Diane, Joseph, John and Mark. (I'm so sorry that the flowers I sent were misdelivered!)Lois always was such a bright light in this...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Castellana - San Diego, CA

“Sorry to hear of your loss. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Tim Hodder - Other

“I'm a friend / colleague of John's - Sending my condolences & support to the Romanowski family at this time. Sincerely Jeff Heeder ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jeff Heeder - Friend

“Sending sincere sympathy to Lois' family. Remember her well from St. Pat's, School St Elementary PTO and we reconnected in Aruba a few years back....Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Ruth Gately - So Yarmouth, MA

“Diane and Family,So Sorry for your loss.Mike Magee ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Michael Magee - West Roxbury, MA

“My deepest sympathy to all of you. Lois was one of the gems of Hamilton Beach! My best to all. I miss you! ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Margaret McGowan - Friend

“Our deepest condolences to your beautiful family. We are so saddened by this news. Love to you Pat. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Debbie and Okie OConnor - Nahant, MA

“Lois, Was a beautiful person inside and out.Her love for her family was boundless and she set a perfect example of what it means to be a Mom and Wife...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: ann raider - Wellesley, MA

“Lois, was a beautiful lady inside and out.Her love for your family as boundless and her kindness expansive. She set a wonderful example of what it...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: ann raider - Wellesley, MA

“It has been many years since I have seen Lois, but I will always remember her smile and he kind personality. She was a lovely person. God bless you...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Rosalie D Troy - Other

“Lois was one of the loveliest women I have ever met. Much sympathy to her family in the loss of this wonderful woman. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Kelley - Waltham, MA

“Hi John,Dianne and I are thinking of you during your time of loss. Even though we did not know Lois personally, we did hear some stories from...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Hugh Harp - Wareham, MA - Friend


Waltham— Mrs. Lois A. (Ambrose) Romanowski, of Waltham, died on Thursday, May 26, 2022 in Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was 80 years old.

Lois was born at the Teresian Hospital in Waltham on July 20, 1941, a daughter of the late Joseph and Isabel (Reilly) Ambrose. Raised in Watertown, she was a 1959 graduate of Saint Patrick's High School and the same year earned the title "Miss Watertown".

She married John B. Romanowski on June 30, 1963 in Saint Patrick's Church and the pair made Waltham their lifelong home where they would raise their family. They owned and operated Fox Pharmacy in Newton for many years until their retirement. In addition to working alongside her husband at the pharmacy, Lois took wonderful care of her home and children when they were young. She was active in the Ladies Lodge of the Watertown Sons of Italy, was a member of the Twins Club, participated in the annual Relay for Life, and was an avid reader. The couple also made frequent trips to Aruba, Foxwoods, and enjoyed more than 40 happy summers at Hamilton Beach in Wareham.

Of all the things that brought her joy in her life, the thing that made her heart truly sing was being the beloved 'Nana' to her grandchildren.

In addition to her beloved husband of almost 59 years, John, she leaves her children, Diane M. Rizza (Mark) of Topsfield, Joseph M. Romanowski (Renée) of North Falmouth, John M. Romanowski (Kristina) of Tampa, Florida, and Mark B. Romanowski (Karen) of Middleton; her brothers and sisters, Peter Ambrose (Christine) of Brockton, Joanne Edmunds of Amherst, New Hampshire, Phyllis McHatton of San Ramon, California, Patricia York (Jack) of Mashpee, Karen Turner (Jack) of Hudson, New Hampshire, and Joseph Ambrose (Sandra) of West Bridgewater; eleven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Family and friends will honor and remember Lois' life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, June 2nd from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at 9 a.m. before leaving in procession to Saint Patrick's Church, 212 Main Street, Watertown, where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.