WORCESTER — Louise Goodrich, 95, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Robinson Terrace in Stamford.
She was born April 14, 1918, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Josephine (Sudentis) and Theodor Nelson. She grew up in the Pleasant Brook area and graduated from Cherry Valley School at 16. Too young to attend college for nursing, she found work in the following years in the Worcester area.
After raising her children, Yvonne and Ted, in East Worcester, she received her real estate license and worked at Schohanna Trial Realty for several years.
On May 8, 1967, she married Kenneth A. Goodrich. Together they enjoyed traveling, antiquing, playing cards with friends and bowling in several area leagues. She was proud and honored to have received the Gwen Wood Memorial Award from the Women’s Thursday’s Night league at the Holiday Lanes in 1998. She continued bowling, well into her 80s.
She was an excellent seamstress and crocheted beautiful tablecloths, doilies and afghans. She especially enjoyed spending time in her kitchen creating cakes, desserts and delicious meals.
For many years she and Ken worked tirelessly in their vegetable and flower gardens at their home they built together.
A brother, George; and her daughter, Louise Yvonne Wickham, predeceased her.
Her loving and dedicated husband, Ken; a son, Theodore Guernsey and his wife, Joanne; granddaughters, Tracy Louise Cates and her fiancé, Barry Hogan, Kimberlie Mackey and her husband, Brian, Elizabeth Hogan; and grandson, Mikeal Guernsey, survive her.
We would like to thank the staff at Robinson Terrace for their care and compassion given to Louise during her stay in Stamford.
Calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at the E.J. Skinner Co. Funeral Chapel, 155 Main St., Worcester.
A private interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Worcester.
Those wishing, donations can be made to the Worcester Emergency Squad, P.O. Box 191, Worcester, NY 12197 or the American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Road, 2nd Floor, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
Expressions may be made to www.skinnerfuneralchapel.com.