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Louise (Mitchell) French

HAVERHILL: Louise (Mitchell) French, 93, the last, and youngest, of eight children, passed away on January 16, 2015 at Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley. Louise was the wife of the late Edward C. French to whom she was married for 62 years.

Born in Kentucky on February 11, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Orin and Macy (Morris) Mitchell.

Louise earned her teaching degree from Western Kentucky University. Following her marriage she moved to Rutland, VT and dedicated herself to teaching. In 1954 they moved to Haverhill, and Louise began a twenty year career teaching third grade at the Pollard School in Plaistow, NH before retiring in 1986.

Louise and her husband enjoyed traveling, and were able to visit various worldwide destinations, and all fifty states with the exception of Oklahoma. Louise enjoyed reading, and was a longtime fan of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics. She took great pride in being an Honorary Kentucky Colonel.

Louise is survived by her daughter, Martha Brown and husband Craig of Bradford; sister-in-law Eleanor Mitchell of Kentucky; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Betty French of Brownsville, VT, and many nieces and nephews. Louise was the mother of the late Edward J. French, and sister of the late James Mitchell, Alton Mitchell, Delta Kinser, Cecil Mitchell, Albert Mitchell, Snow Johnson and Edwin Mitchell.

Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral on Wednesday, January 21st, at 10:00 a.m. at Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street, Haverhill. Calling hours at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery. Donations in Louise's memory may be made to the VFW Santa Parade, 64 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, MA 01830.

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