Louise F. Burch

Louise F. Burch AlbanyLouise F. Burch, 65, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. She was the daughter of Herbert E. Field, Sr. and the late Esther LaMotte. She was a 1965 graduate of Morrisville-Eaton Central Schools and a 1967 graduate of SUNY Morrisville. She was employed at Albany Medical Center Hospital and also with various visiting nurses companies in the Capital District. She held several offices at the Albany chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, Save the Pine Bush, Caroga Fish & Game Club and the Society for Creative Anachronism. Louise was hard working and enjoyed embroidery and beading. She embroidered many linen napkins for the Morrisville-Eaton 65th reunion, and was a needle working queen. She was a member of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association where she was the medical director for the Northeastern Primitive Rendezvous and the Eastern Primitive Rendezvous, and also the secretary of the Protestant Young Adults. She was an elder at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church and the Westminster Presbyterian Church where she also served as a trustee. She was a volunteer with the Albany Red Cross, Louise loved and cared for everyone. In addition to her father, Louise is survived by her husband of over 41 years, Chester J. Burch; her brother, Thomas (Patricia) Field; her sisters, Rachael (Bruce) Epstein and Mary Stewart. She is also survived by her aunts, Dorcas (Jesse) Townsley and Mary (Ernest) Slusher; her uncles, John Field and James (Doreen) LaMotte; and numerous nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 85 Chestnut Street, Albany, NY 12210 in Louise's memory. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12th at 2 p.m. at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 262 State Street, Albany, NY 12210. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.newcomeralbany.com.

Published in The Daily Gazette on Jan. 10, 2013