In loving memory of

February 14, 1939 - October 1, 2021

Lois A. O'Dovero, 82, of Negaunee Township, passed away peacefully Friday morning, October 1, 2021 at her home in the presence of her loving family and under the care of Lake Superior Home Health Care and Lake Superior Life Care and Hospice.

Lois was born on February 14, 1939 in Ashland, Wisconsin, one of ten loving children born to John R. and Ida S. (Nuutinen) Warren. She was a graduate of Mellen High School in 1957. On December 5, 1959, Lois married Peter O'Dovero in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Shortly after that they moved to Marquette with a pickup truck, a wheelbarrow, a shovel and their mobile home in tow behind them.

In her younger years, Lois and Peter traveled from town to town living on job sites doing concrete work. They eventually settled in Marquette and made a permanent home here.

Lois was kept very busy as a homemaker raising a family of nine children. When her children were older she attended the Northern Michigan University School of Cosmetology and attained an Associate's Degree after which time she opened two salons, the Total Image and the Golden Touch, which she operated for decades.

Lois and Pete enjoyed traveling the world, especially Italy. Spending time at the family camp in Michigamme was a regular occurrence. She also enjoyed snowmobiling, cooking, ceramics and even belonged to a bowling league.

In her retirement years, Lois enjoyed taking care of her 9 children, 18 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. She greatly enjoyed spending winters in Texas.

Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Peter O'Dovero of Marquette; her nine loving children, Connie (Mac) McCauley of Sparta, TN, Peter O'Dovero of Michigamme, Jean (Tom) Temple of Marquette, Gerald O'Dovero of Marquette, John (Misty) O'Dovero of Negaunee, James (Laurie) O'Dovero of Marquette, Joseph (Deanna) O'Dovero of Negaunee Township, Jay (Kim Racine) O'Dovero of Marquette, Paul (Jennifer) O'Dovero of Marquette; 18 cherished grandchildren, 8 adorable great grandchildren, and 2 longed for great, great grandchildren; five siblings, Shirl (Lee) Schiestel, Joyce Luttinen, Mary Kivi, Susan (Jim) Weiner, and Robert (Terry) Warren; also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins . Preceding her in death besides her parents was an infant son, Jack E. O'Dovero and four siblings, Wally Warren, Jack Warren, Eleanor LeDell, and Joann Kivi.

The O'Dovero family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, October 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services. A funeral will be conducted in the funeral home at 4 p.m. Thursday with Jeff Iisakka officiating and will be live streamed at: A reception will follow at 6 p.m. at the family home, 101 Quarry Road in Negaunee Township. Burial will take place at Northland Chapel Gardens on Friday at 10 a.m.

Lois' obituary can also be viewed at where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.


Al and Deb Gray wrote on Nov 16, 2021:

"For Lois's Family, Al and I just heard about your loss from the Paddocks. Our heartfelt condolences. We remember the many fun times we enjoyed with her, Pete and all the kids (45?) years ago- when we lived on Pine Street. MQT with our Meggan who was in first grade (now age 50!). Wonderful memories of going to the Camp & hunting, their sauna, Al's Place with whitefish, pasties, hours around your table, and especially snowmobiling with the 2 of them, (their Arctic Cat's taillights waaay ahead) and the Paddocks every Wed. nite, and going to Snuffy's Place. We had a such wonderful friendship with them that lasted way too shortly, as Al was transferred with Bechtel to Florida after 18 months or so. Some years ago Pete surprised us with a visit to our long-time home on the Cape and we loved it. We still miss the UP and the life we had there. Please keep in touch. God Bless, Love, Deb and Albert Gray 485 Main Street, Route 6A Yarmouth Port MA. 02675 11/16/21 "

Darwin Britton wrote on Oct 7, 2021:

"To Pete and the O?Dovero family; so very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you during this time. With deepest sympathy, Darwin and Sue Britton"

Colleen LaChapelle wrote on Oct 7, 2021:

"I worked at the Total Image for eight years with Lois. She was an awesome boss! Her motto was ?If I treat my girls good they will give me their best work?. She did and we did!! Her salon was so classy with brass and glass tables with bowls of candy and a grandfather?s clock. She was one of a kind. Rest peacefully now in heaven!"

Justin Yelle wrote on Oct 7, 2021:

"God's love for all poured out of the amazing,incredible,fiesty spirit of Mrs.O. Lois was a very special ,generous lady. My love to all her family!"

Leonard braamse wrote on Oct 5, 2021:

"Lois was a great lady who will be missed by many - Leonard Braamse"

Tricia LaFave-Guidebeck wrote on Oct 4, 2021:

"O'Dovero family - I am so sorry for the loss of you Mom. You are in my thoughts. "

Pat Sawyer wrote on Oct 3, 2021:

"Our deepest condolences are with Pete & all the family as they mourn the loss of Lois. Clair & Pat Sawyer & Dean Kananen "