Louise Ruth Sherman 84, of Orange, passed away on December 28, 2022 at Baystate Franklin Medical Center after an illness.
She was born on February 24, 1938, the daughter of Harvey and Ruth Sherman.
She attended Orange Schools and graduated second in her class from Orange High School in 1956.
Louise attended Rhode Island School of Design and then returned home to work with her mother at the Eastern Star Home in Orange until the Home was closed. She later worked at the Haven and Haven law firm in Athol for more than 20 years.
In addition, Louise lovingly cared for her elderly mother, as well as for her Aunt Alta Berry.
She was both a Willard and Chamberlain family descendent and was an active member of the Orange Historical Society. Previously a member of the Athol-Orange Baptist Church, Louise later in life served as an organist and faithful member of Calvary Baptist Church in Turners Falls.
She was a beloved person in her neighborhood, living in the house where she was born, at the corner of Logan Avenue and Mechanic Street in Orange, with her cats, Frisky, and later Smokey.
Louise was predeceased by her brother David, as well as her parents and her Aunt Alta.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Margaret Sherman, as well as eight nieces and nephews - Diane Costello, Donna Durling, Kimberly Giddings, Karen Sherman, David Sherman, Glenn Sherman, John Sherman, and Mark Sherman.
A burial service will take place at Central Cemetery in Orange on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 1:00 PM, with Pastor Dan Johnson of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Athol Animal Shelter. Checks may be made to the Town of Athol, with Animal Control in the memo line.