Lois L. Sferra , 87, of Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 27, 2022.
Lois was born on August 26, 1934, to parents John J. and Lula E. Loper in Braganza, GA. She grew up in a loving Christian home with 2 sisters and 5 brothers. In 1942, the family moved to Mississippi, where she attended and graduated from Hattiesburg High School. Later, she moved to Atlanta, GA, where she lived with her sister, Wilma Minix. While there, she worked at DuPont and met her husband, Giorgio Gioachino Sferra of San Felice Circeo, Italy, who was attending Georgia Tech University.
After Giorgio graduated, they relocated to Venezuela where they built their lives together and raised their 4 children surrounded by her husband’s family from Italy. After spending many years in Venezuela, they decided to relocate back to the United States to Miami, FL. The couple was married for 31 years.
Lois was a devoted mother to her family of three boys and one girl. She was involved with managing personal properties which led to her true passion in real estate sales. In 1993, she moved to Vero Beach, FL, where she continued her real estate career at Dale Sorensen Real Estate and Starfish Realty.
Lois was loving, kind, and always put others first before herself. She loved her hobbies of needle point and sewing, and she had an amazing sense of fashion and style. She loved God and always had a happy, vivacious spirit that lit up any gathering where she was present.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Giorgio Sferra; her parents, John J. Loper and Estelle Loper; three brothers, Perry A. Loper, Eldred E. Loper, Palmar A. Loper, and sisters, Wilma Minix and Jonnie Michel.
Lois is survived by three brothers, John J. Loper (Barbara) of Biloxi, MS, Richard E. Loper (Bobbie) of Lakeland, FL, and Paul N. Loper (Betty) of Hattiesburg, MS; and four children, Francisco Giorgio Sferra of Vero Beach, FL, Samantha (Michael) Marinoff of Miami, FL, Alex Sferra (Yadi) of Vero Beach, FL, and Yuri Sferra of Vero Beach, FL; and four grandchildren, A.J. and Ethan Sferra, Carrie Estelle Marinoff, and Bruno Sferra.
A Memorial Service will be held by the family at a later date. Please contact St. Helen’s Catholic Church for service information.
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