May 6, 1952 ~ September 7, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Lois Meier, 69, of Hamden, passed away at her home on September 7, 2021 surrounded by her family. She was born in New Haven on May 6, 1952 to the late Salvatore and Lena (Andreoli) Esposito. After growing up in West Haven, Lois moved to Hamden where she and the love of her life of 51 years, Richard Meier, raised their family. She had a happy life where family was everything. She loved cooking and baking for them and spending time together. Lois owned Appearances Hair Salon in Hamden, and also taught at the Paul Mitchell Academy in North Haven. She later was a partner in ProVac Answering Service.
Her grandchildren were the apple of her eye. “Gramma Lou” could never get enough of them and loved cheering them on with every passing milestone.
She was the epitome of a fighter. After being diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago, she never gave up. Her will to survive and continue to live an active life till just a week ago, continued to keep her family, friends, and care team in awe.
Besides her husband Richard, Lois will be lovingly remembered by her son, Michael Meier of Hamden; daughter, Marga Verneris and her husband Marc of Cheshire; grandchildren, Hailey Verneris (Jonpaul Gonzalez) and Jacob Verneris; great-grandson, Jackson Gonzalez, niece Kim, and nephews Josh and JJ.
Lois had amazing friends who stood by her side and helped care for her. Her family will be forever grateful to all those amazing “LADIES.” Her family would also like to thank Dr. Erin Hofstater, Dr. Kristin Knowlton, and the people at Smilow, including the PET crew, NP8, NP12, and Gracie in scheduling for taking such good care of her.
Friends may visit with her family on Friday, September 10th, from 9:00 to 12:00 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden. Her Funeral Service will follow at 12:00 in the funeral home. Burial will be private. Memorial donations in Lois’s name may be sent to the Smilow Cancer Center, c/o Office of Development, P.O. Box 1849, New Haven, CT 06508, or made online at



Visitation: September 10, 2021 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Funeral Service: September 10, 2021 12:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. So very spry and heartbroken to hear of Lois’ passing, may she finally be free and RIP… much love, strength and prayers to the family.
    Dana & Dallas Jaekle

  2. In memory of Lois, may she rest in peacefulness and be your beautiful guardian angel.
    So very sorry to hear of her passing.
    Tracy Ford

  3. So very sorry for your loss. She will be missed by so many. Her strength and perseverance through years of battling cancer is an example to us all.

  4. Marga, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a kind woman and I hope those precious memories that you have together can help you and your family get through this difficult time. Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Vicky Mills

  5. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family .. I knew Lois when she stopped in my salon to visit .She loved her family .. it was all about family . She was full of words of wisdom .. and had such a great sense of humor . So brave ..RIP
    My heart goes out to all of you,
    Debi Mavrides-Russell
    Hair by Debi

  6. Lois used to shop at Tjmaxx. I work there and I always remember seeing her when she used to try clothes on in the fitting room. She was such a sweet person and I really enjoyed seeing her. I was so saddened to hear that she passed away. My condolences to you all during your time of sadness. She was such a brave woman. I will always remember her.

  7. Marga, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always very sweet. May she rest in peace.
    Deepest Sympathy to you and your family

    Diane and Ed Esposito

  8. I am so sorry to hear the news about Lois. She was a sweet woman ❤️ We met in Hairdressing school many years ago. I know how much family meant to her. RIP my friend.

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