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Lois Aust

November 10, 1926 - February 27, 2023

Lois Aust, 96, of Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2023 while at home surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Passaic, NJ, Lois was raised in Hopewell and resided in Princeton with her family for over 45 years. She had been a resident of Hamilton for the past 21 years. She worked as an RN and retired from Carrier Clinic after more than 30 years of service. She was a longtime parishioner of the Church of St. Paul in Princeton and of St. Vincent DePaul Church for the last several years. Throughout her life, Lois loved traveling, was an accomplished knitter, an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles. She was also known to enjoy a glass of Baileys, and she loved her Twizzlers.

Predeceased by her parents, William and Margaret (Roche) Eelman; her husband, Edward J. Aust; son, William G. Aust; sister, Connie Cuomo; and brother, Msgr. William Eelman; she is survived by her son, Thomas Aust and wife Jacqueline; daughters, Jean Watlington and husband Thomas, Peggi Davison and partner, Jim Drager, Barbara Reyes and husband Joe, Susan Berg and husband James, and Judy Van Brunt and husband Rob; daughter-in-law, Deborah (Aust) Pacelli; sister, Margaret Motzenbecker; 12 grandchildren, Kim (Shawn), Kerri (Mike), Matt, Sean (Sarah), Alissa, Michael (Rita), Beth (Glenn), Steven, Tim (Alexandra), Jake, Rachel and Matthew; 14 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends, and neighbors whose lives she touched.

Family and friends will begin to gather at 10:30am on Friday, March 17, 2023 at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 555 Yardville-Allentown Road, Yardville and a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00am.

Interment will follow in Princeton Memorial Park, Robbinsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Youth Organization of Mercer County, 920 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08611 or through the website at

Services are under the direction of the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Homes, Hamilton.


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She never thought she was quite good enough, but oh how good she was. The little things meant more than she ever knew. She will forever be missed but her memory will warm our hearts until we are together again. ❤️


Motherhood and apple pie.

Seems like a phrase that was coined with Lois in mind.

Since Lois represented all things American, allow me to fall back into my comfort zone and use a couple of baseball metaphors to get my thoughts flowing.

As a mother of seven, she was a perennial all-star across nine decades. Lois gave birth to five kids in five years and then another two, more than a decade later, earning her comeback mother of the year honors.

As a hard-working nurse, with a Ripken-like stamina, she raised a 7- and 9-year old on her own after her Ed passed on the eve of Christmas nearly a half century ago.

Born the year before the ’27 Yankees,…

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What a beautiful & perfect tribute Rob!! ❤️ Mom also made a great Mac & Cheese. She never seemed to think it was so special, but it sure warmed our stomachs & hearts!! She was so special to all of us is different ways, and we will miss you always and forever. Love you mom! ❤️🙏



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