Mrs. Louise M. Brown “Wahtahori”, 89, of 1109 State Route 37, passed away on Sunday afternoon, October 10, 2010 at Alice Hyde Medical Center, where she had been a patient since September 27th. She had been in failing health for the past 3 months.
Louise was born April 6, 1921 on Cornwall Island, the daughter of the late Peter Thomas and Cecilia Sarah Terrance David. She attended schools in Syracuse and later received her GED. She was a graduate of Mater Dei College with a degree in Liberal Arts. On March 25, 1942, she married John P. Brown at St. Regis Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Jacobs, SJ, officiating. He predeceased her on February 11, 1979.
Louise once worked at Warner Brothers Corset Factory and did home cleaning in Massena for many years. She later worked for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in various departments including the Mohawk Indian Housing and the Seniors, where she retired. She was also a secretary to former chiefs. She was a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Senior Citizens, where she served as past president. She enjoyed quilting, reading, crossword puzzles, and playing cards. She also enjoyed fishing and visiting with family and friends.
She is survived by her three daughters, Mary White and her husband, Larry of Massena, Janice and Adrienne Brown, both of Akwesasne; a daughter-in-law, Rebecca Benedict Brown of Cornwall Island; two grandsons, Steven and Christopher White; seven great grandchildren, Bradley and Jacob Meadows, Arren White, Leah, Adam, Kevin, and Michael Cook; two great-great grandchildren, Trenton Square and Colton Cook; four sisters, Ruth Hill of Snye, Quebec, Helen Paro of Jamesville, Sarah Rockwell of Syracuse and Winifred Cero and her husband, Joe of Syracuse; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son, Frederic J. Brown on August 4, 2008; two grandchildren, Kelly Meadows and Aaron White; a sister, Ann King; and three brothers, Albert, Thomas, and Walter David.
Friends may call Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Donaldson Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. with Rev. George H. Belgarde, SJ, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Diabetic Center for Excellence or the St. Regis Mohawk Senior Citizens.
Condolences may be made online at www.donaldsonfh.com.