– Louise C. Gunn, 85, of 241
Montague Road died Saturday evening in Baystate Medical
Center in Springfield, surrounded by her loving
family. She was born in Hadley, March
13, 1928, the daughter of Austin and Mabel (Tucker) Cowles.
She was educated in Hadley schools and graduated from Hopkins Academy in 1946.
Louise later married Charles F. Gunn, on January 25, 1947 in
Johnson Chapel at Amherst
College. They were married 58 years until he
predeceased her in June of 2005.
Louise was an active member of the Sunderland Congregational
Church. She was a Sunday school teacher,
Brownie leader and a member and past Master of the Sunderland Grange. She was also the Town Representative to the
Extension Service. She enjoyed her
family, gardening, camping and was a member of the Chapel Quilters and a Church
She is survived by one son, Stephen Gunn and his wife Ruth
of Sunderland, two daughters, Shirley Robertson and her husband Steven of
Hadley and Marjorie Gilbert and her husband John of Colrain, six grandchildren,
Raymond and Nathan Gilbert, Thomas and Scott Gunn, Shelly Hicks and Sarah
Butler and eleven great-grandchildren.
Calling hours at the Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield are Tuesday from 6 to 8pm. Funeral church services will be held on
Wednesday at 2pm in the Sunderland Congregational Church with the Rev. Barbara
Seamon officiating. Burial will be in
the spring at the North
Sunderland Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to the
Sunderland Ambulance Service, c/o Robert Ahearn or the Sunderland
Congregational Church, c/o Marion Markwell, Sunderland, MA 01375.
Expressions of Sympathy are available at www.wrisleyfuneralhome.com.