Lore Squier (Oefelein)
NEW LEBANON, NY - Lore Squier, born Eleanora Amanda Barbara Oefelein in Arnshausen, Germany, March 7, 1933, passed away peacefully on June 29, 2018. Lore came to America in 1956 as the new bride of her beloved husband, David C. Squier to start their family, eventually settling in New Lebanon. Lore proudly became an American citizen.
Lore studied in Germany to be a seamstress but was known throughout the Lebanon Valley for her cooking, baking, sewing, quilting, volunteer work and her holiday parties. She was a President, Treasurer and 52 year member of the Lebanon Valley Woman’s Club and held offices at the district and state level of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs - NY. A former member of the Lebanon Valley Garden Club, she also served on the board of the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village. She was a member of the Lebanon Valley Historical Society and the Stephentown Federated Church Heavenly Quilters. Lore was also an active member of the Porsche and Morgan sports car clubs. A proud parent and grandparent of Darrow School alumni, she devoted much of her volunteer time to the school and its students. She was a longtime member of the Adirondack League Club and loved nothing more than spending time at the family camp on the lake in the Adirondacks. She enjoyed cars, planes and boats but most of all her German Shepherds and the multiple cats that adopted her. She was truly a loving and proud mom and grandmother. She was happiest when she had her family together under one roof.
She is survived by her loving sons William (Beth Levine) Squier of Stamford, CT; John (Laurette) Squier of Falmouth, ME; and Michael (Rita) Squier of Chatham, NY; grandchildren, Craig Squier, Levi Squier, and Lauren Squier; brother Georg Oefelein; sister Annemarie (Richard) Benson; sister-in-law Nancy Squier; nieces Heidi Benson, Jennifer Buckley, Felicitas Oefelein and family members throughout the USA and Germany. She was predeceased by her husband David C. Squier, and her parents, Wilhelmina and Ludwig Oefelein.
The Squier family deeply thanks the staff at The Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, Lenox, MA for their kindness and excellent care.
A visitation will be held Friday, July 6, 2018, from 10-11 AM at Hall and Higgins Funeral Home, 457 NY Route 43, Stephentown. A service will follow the visitation at the funeral home at 11 AM. Interment will then take place in Cemetery of the Evergreens.
Donations in Lore’s memory can be made to the Lebanon Valley Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund, LVWC P.O. Box 390, New Lebanon, NY 12125.