Louise Marie (Schools) Shewokis

Louise Marie (Schools) Shewokis, 80, was called home to her Lord on Nov. 27, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer.

She was born in Houlton, Maine, on July 21, 1932, the daughter of Bernard J. Schools and Grace M. (Sligar) Schools. Louise was a graduate of Hodgdon High School and then went on to Connecticut to work and spend the next 58 years of her life. Louise was a parishioner of St. Catherine Church for over 50 years and a member of the Altar Rosary Society. She worked at Reeve's Market in Windsorville for many years before moving onto Budget Foods in Enfield. She then went to work for Rockbestos Cable Co., retiring after 19 years of service. Louise decided retirement was not for her and joined Hometown Buffet in Manchester for 10 years as a hostess/cashier, where she retired again for good in 2009.

She is survived by her son, John Edward Shewokis, and his friend, Doreen, of East Windsor; five brothers and sisters, Donald and Ellen Schools of Colchester, Gary and Geraldine Schools of Enfield, Stephen and Gwen Schools of York, Pa., Mrs. Anna (Schools) Grover and Mrs. Jane (Schools) Labreck, both of Wiscasset, Maine; three brothers-in-law, Roland Theriault and Leslie Bridges, both of Littleton, Maine, and Wilbert Johns of East Hartford; a sister-in-law, Jo-Ann Schools of Melrose; a very special aunt, Ethel Rooney Schools of Houlton, Maine; Mrs. Francis Frazer, a best friend of 60 years; a very special and dear cousin, friend, and companion, Patricia McConnell of East Windsor; two special nieces, Karen Theriault Woodbury, her goddaughter, and Darla Piader Lizotte, whom she raised as a daughter; a goddaughter, Alice Ann; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Lewis, Gerald, William, and Phillip Schools; as well as sisters, Theresa Schools Piader, Madelene Schools Bridges, and Edith Schools Johns.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at St. Catherine Church, Broad Brook. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Catherine Church stained glass window fund or a .

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 3 to Dec. 8, 2012