NORWAY — Lois L. Niemi, 78, of Stoneham, passed away April 2, in Norway.
She was born June 27, 1933, in South Paris, daughter of James and Inez (McAlister) Farrington. Lois grew up in Stoneham and graduated from Norway High School in 1951.
Lois worked in B.E. Cole Shoe and Bridgton Hospital. She and her husband, Edward Niemi, ran a vegetable stand in Bridgton for many years.
She was a former member of the Bear Mountain Grange, Nomads of Avrudaka and the Pine State Stock Car Racing Auxiliary. Lois was one of the first scorers at Oxford Plains Speedway.
She and her husband, Eddie, received the Pioneers and Veterans Award from the Maine Vintage Race Car Association in 2009. She was on the Stoneham planning board and was a Selectman of Stoneham. She loved stock car racing, reading and doing genealogy. In later years, she was working on “A Scrapbook of Stoneham.”
She is survived by her husband, Edward Niemi; daughters, Diane Mowatt of Massachusetts, and Donna Niemi of New Mexico; her grandchildren, James, Angela and Ryan; great-grandchild, Ryley; sister, Janice Bell; and brother, Kenneth.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Glen and Norman; and great-grandchild, Sophia.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.