BELLINGHAM, MA- H. Louise Courchesne, born Hilda Louise Nicholson on January 26, 1918 in Milford, Massachusetts to John Nicholson and Hilda Jane Chegwidden-Nicholson, died May 31st at the age of 93. She was the beloved aunt of Roger Tessier and his wife Rosemary of Bellingham, MA; her cherished great-niece Danielle Tessier and her great-great niece Ava Tessier both of Penobscot, ME.
Louise graduated from Burrillville High School in 1934 and went on to work for the New England Telephone Company for 42 years as a switchboard operator. She met her husband Frederick H. Courchesne who was a bus driver, while commuting to Providence from Burrillville via public transportation to work at the job she loved. She often mused that the most exciting call she was ever asked to connect was from President John F. Kennedy in the 1960's who was using a payphone in Narragansett to call into The White House.
After retiring in 1983 she and her husband who were happily married for 53 years, enjoyed vacationing around Lake Winnipesaukee, NH with their beloved poodles and black cats. Louise had many hobbies and interests and became quite popular for her work crotcheting. Over the course of 20 years she made over two thousand baby blankets for families in her community. Louise was also known for her ability to conquer any crossword puzzle. She will be remembered most especially for her wit and great sense of humor. She was a remarkable, independent woman who was ahead of her time and she will be sorely missed by her surviving family and friends.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, from 6 to 8PM at CARTIER'S FUNERAL HOME, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.
Burial in the family lot at the Hopedale Village Cemetery will be private.
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