Louise R. Nielsen, 79

Louise R. Nielsen

Louise R. Nielsen

GRAY — Louise “Weezie” R. Nielsen, 79, long-term resident of Gray, passed away on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at The Cedars in Portland.

Louise was born at home in Westbrook on Feb. 4, 1934, the daughter of Lewis and Mabelle Douglass. She attended schools in Westbrook and graduated from Westbrook High School in 1952. After graduating, Louise worked for First National Bakery for 19 years and retired from Nissen’s Bakery after 17 years of service.

Louise was predeceased by her husband of eight years, Roy Nielsen, whom she met while being employed at Nissen’s.

In addition to her full-time job, for many years she prepared taxes for H&R Block, as well as for many friends and family.

“Weezie” will always be remembered by family, friends and co-workers as having an endless amount of compassion and kindness. She was a great listener to other people’s sad stories and would always respond, “You poor dear.” She never complained about her own difficulties and was always there to lend a hand to others in need.

She had an incredible faith that drove her good deeds, and she never wanted to be recognized for the part she played in helping others. She was a member of the Living Waters Christian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Richard and Andrew Douglass.

Louise is survived by nieces and nephew, Susan Moses and husband Bill of Standish, Sharon Sparrow of Raymond, and Scott Douglass and wife Michelle of Westbrook; along with several great-nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Woodlawn Cemetery, Stroudwater Street, Westbrook. Arrangements are by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham. To leave a message of condolence, please visit our website at: www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to: Westbrook Animal Refuge League, P.O. Box 336, Westbrook, ME 04098.

 

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