CARIBOU – Louise Ward Kearney, 91, was called home to heaven June 30, 2013, after a brief stay at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House of Southern Maine, Scarborough.
A 41-year resident of Hoover Avenue, Caribou, Louise had recently moved to Portland to be closer to family. Louise graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1940 and married the love of her life, Harry N. Kearney, in 1942. They spent 70 years together before his death in 2009. Louise was a member of United Baptist Church and spent time as a member of Mission Circle, as well as the garden club. A lifetime member of the Eastern Star, she served as the grand representative to Manitoba as well as grand matron district deputy, 1995-1996. A loving mother, sister, wife, grandmother and friend, her kind smile and generous heart will be deeply missed by those who had the honor to know her.
She is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Aishton and Richard Aishton of Vinzier, France, and Colleen Kearney-Graffam and Stephen Graffam of Westbrook; grandchildren, Karla Lockwood of Cape Elizabeth, Christina Neit of Colorado, and Layne Kearney-Graffam of Westbrook; brother, Stanley Alden Ward of Saco, sister, Helen Belly of Andover; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. Eastern Star memorial services will be held 12: 30 p.m. Friday. Interment will be at Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.