Lois Giovanni, 81, passed away on October 6, 2023. She was born in New Britain, CT to the late Joseph and Lena (Luzietti) DeFazio. She was an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford, had her MFA in creative writing and wrote many short stories and poems. She loved anything related to the arts, nature walks, travel, and was an excellent cook.
She is survived by her daughter, Lisa (Colagiovanni) Gottier and her husband Robert, son Steven Colagiovanni and wife Michele, and grandchildren Eric and Julia Gottier and Michael and Lauren Colagiovanni.
"I wanted the past to go away, I wanted to leave it, like another country: I wanted my life to close, and open like a hinge, like a wing, like the part of the song where it falls down over the rocks: an explosion, a discovery: I wanted to hurry into the work of my life: I wanted to know, whoever I was, I was alive for a little while." -Mary Oliver
Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.