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Louise G. Alexander

1919 - 2015 GREENFIELD Louise G. Alexander, a resident of Buckley's Health Center, Greenfield, MA, age 96, passed away September 12, 2015, after a long battle with failing health. She was very well cared for by the staff at Buckley's, and nearby family members. Louise was born in Jamaica Plain, MA, on August 20, 1919 to Louise and Professor Walter J. Goggin. She graduated from Jamaica Plain High School and the Chamberlain School in Boston, MA. At age 19, she married Dana L. Baldwin of West Stockbridge in l938, and divorced in l964. Their two sons, Dana L. Baldwin, Jr., and W. Sprague Baldwin both predeceased her. She later married Charles Alexander of West Stockbridge in 1973. Louise and Charles enjoyed their golden retirement years together, making annual pilgrimages to Saint Pete's from October to May most years, in addition to vacationing at Magnolia Bay, MA. Louise was a loving, levelheaded, soft-spoken, and caring person who brought light into the lives of many people as well as the cats she loved and cared for throughout her lifetime. She enjoyed oil painting and produced some very good artwork, many of which are hanging in the homes of friends and relatives. She was a member of the West Stockbridge Congregational Church, and enjoyed tending the garden in front of the church, as well as her own productive home garden. Her last residence was The Devonshire, in Lenox, where she lived happily for many years until moving to Buckley Healthcare Center in Greenfield. Louise's brother, W. Benson Goggin of Magnolia, MA is deceased. She is survived by her sister, Mary Jo (Goggin) Hopkins, of Sarasota, FL, her stepson, Bruce Alexander of Attleboro, MA, her nephew, J. Keith Goggin of Beverly Farms, MA, her niece, Nancy Hopkins, and nephews, David, Steven and Thomas Hopkins. The family wishes to thank all the wonderful people who cared for Louise these past several years. She will be sorely missed. The family suggests donations be made to Disabled Veterans of America. New England Funeral & Cremation Center, LLC 25 Mill Street, Springfield, MA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Visit : www.nefcc.net
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Sept. 23, 2015
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