Louise Dorothy Blais, age 96, died on December 3, 2019, at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home. She was born in Franklin NH on June 1, 1923, to Martha (Davis) and Bernald Cook. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1941 and she married Victor Currier in 1942 shortly before he left to serve in WW2. Their first two children were born while living in Bristol and their last two children after they moved to Manchester in the 1950s. They were active members of Brookside Congregational Church in the 50s and 60s and active members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in the ’70s and 80’s. Louise was widowed in 1972. After being widowed she took “stretch and sew” sewing classes, which led to learning about and fabrics and sewing techniques. She spent many hours as a volunteer with the Elliot Hospital Associates. In the ’70s and ’80s, Louise sewed stuffed animals and sold them at craft fairs. She married William Blais in 1975 and they enjoyed 22 years of marriage until she was widowed again in 1997. She moved to Hooksett NH where she became a member of the Hooksettites and Hooksett Congregational Church. She was “engaged” to L. Ray Smith when he passed away at the age of 100. As she aged, Louise made many items from plastic canvas and up to age 95 she enjoyed a trip to the craft store to browse and dream of the things that could be made. In her last years, Louise had Alzheimers disease and lived at the Wellstone House in Raymond until moving to the nursing home in August 2018.
Besides her parents and husbands, Louise was predeceased by a brother, Robert Cook. Louise is survived by her children Corinne (Currier) Brown and her husband Kenneth, Victor Currier and his wife Sheila, Rodney Currier and his wife Karolee, and Kathleen (Currier) Steinmetz and her husband Very Rev. Thomas; Grandchildren Christine Brown, Kenneth Brown, Jason Currier, Erin Dougherty, Matthew Currier, Nicholas Currier, Bryce Currier, Michael Steinmetz, Elizabeth Palazzolo, Sarah Lavery, Elizabeth Henson, Sarah Young, Zachary Henson, and 13 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held at Goodwin Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 607 Chestnut Street, Manchester from 10-11 am on Friday, Dec 6 with a memorial service starting at 11:00 am. Burial will take place in the spring at Franklin Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Home Health & Hospice Care 7 Executive Park Dr. Merrimack, NH 03054 Please visit www.goodwinfh.com to sign the online guestbook.
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