Louise Marion Cogdill
1956 - 2021
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Essex, Vt. - Louise Marion Cogdill, 64, of Essex, Vt. passed away peacefully at home Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, after a long hard-fought battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family at her time of passing.

Louise was born in Wiesbaden, Germany March 28, 1956, to Katherina Cook (Meyer) of Trier, Germany and the late Edward Walter Johnson of Milton, Mass. Louise is survived by her beloved mother Katherina Cook of Groton; her daughter Jessica Bandstra (Aaron) of Bellingham, Wash.; daughter Hillary Cogdill of Burlington, Vt.; son Jeremy Cogdill (Melissa) of Niantic; son Kevin Cogdill (Morgan) of Seabrook, N.H.; daughter Mollie Cogdill of Burlington, Vt.; brother Edward Cook of Spokane, Wash.; and sister Tiffany Cook (Marty) of Stonington. Louise was a proud grandmother to Noah (14), Isla (12) and Ezra (8) Bandstra; and William Cogdill (2.5). She is also survived by her niece and nephew, Hayden (14) and Jackson (15) Gothie.

As a military brat, Louise grew up moving often and especially enjoyed her time in Hawaii. Louise graduated from high school in Groton and lived the rest of her life in her beloved New England.

Louise worked for many years as an educator in her local school district and enjoyed supporting her children in their extracurricular activities. Throughout her life, Louise was very active in the Christian Church and treasured her weekly Bible studies with her close friends. She was very outspoken about her love for her country, her support of the Boston Red Sox, her passion for music and her traditional values. She loved spending time with her family. She was a proud logophile.

A special thank you to the UVMMC Hospice team at the McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester, Vt., especially Julie, Sandra and Susie. Your help, support and compassion were so very appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will be held this summer, once COVID-19 restrictions allow. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Louise's name, a place near and dear to her heart. (stjude.org/donate).

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Published in The Day on Feb. 27, 2021.
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March 3, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jeremy your mom was a great lady and very strong to go through this battle. I know your mom holds a special place in my wife’s family’s hearts for the great care she gave to her grandmother. Find peace in knowing her pain and suffering is over and she is in a better place.
Sam Fox
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March 3, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jeremy your mom was a great lady and very strong to go through this battle. I know your mom holds a special place in my wife’s family’s hearts for the great care she gave to her grandmother. Find peace in knowing her pain and suffering is over and she is in a better place.
Sam Fox
Friend
March 3, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jeremy your mom was a great lady and very strong to go through this battle. I know your mom holds a special place in my wife’s family’s hearts for the great care she gave to her grandmother. Find peace in knowing her pain and suffering is over and she is in a better place.
Sam Fox
Friend
February 28, 2021
To the Cogdill children and grandchildren. My sincere condolence for the loss of your mom. She has been a very dear friend to me since 1972. Louise never forgot to send me cards for my birthday, Chistmas, and every special occasion in my life. She was such a loving good friend. I will miss her so.. What a great loss for the family. I will miss you, my friend
Maria Kane
Friend
February 28, 2021
We have known eachother since we met in Mississippi in 1972. We were like family in those days. We spend so many precious times together in our youth and later each raising our families we became friends from afar but we always had a special love for each other. I am looking at all those old photos and realize what a big part of my life you were at one time. I will miss your laugh, your strength, your wisdom. You are truly one of a kind Louise. I will always love you. To Louise's family, my sincere condolence for your loss. She is home in the arms of our Lord now.
maria kane
Friend
February 27, 2021
Mollie and family,
I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom.
Bill
Friend
February 27, 2021
We grew up in navy housing together and became great friends im sorry when I moved south I lost contact with you you will be sadly missed my dear friend,you are now God's angel.
Deborah a burge
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