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Louise W. (Williams) Sweetser

Louise W. (Williams) Sweetser, 97, longtime of Argilla Road, Ipswich, died Tuesday June 8, 2010 in the Beverly Hospital following her brief illness. She was the wife of the late Lawrence W. Sweetser, with whom she shared sixty-five years of marriage.

Born in Taunton May 21, 1913, she was the daughter of the late Robert W., Jr and Cordelia (Chase) Williams. She was a graduate of Taunton High School and Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. For several years she taught high school in Presque Isle, Maine, where she met her husband. Married in Bangor in 1939, the Sweetsers moved to Ipswich in 1943.

She enjoyed spending time with her family at their summer home in Dennisport, playing golf, home gardening, knitting, and treating her family and friends to homemade desserts. She was a co-owner of the former Window Book Shop in Ipswich, and for many years was a girl scout leader. She was a longtime member of the First Church in Ipswich, a fifty year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Thomas Rogers Society, the DAR Agawam Chapter, the Cable Hospital Auxiliary, and for twenty-five years was a trustee of the Ipswich Public Library.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol S Gilbert and Meredith S. Sweetser, both of Oakland, CA, a brother, Robert W. Williams III of Raynham, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Eunice Williams, formerly of Raynham.

Her funeral service will be held Thursday June 17, at 1 pm in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Arrangements by the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Friends of the Ipswich Public Library, Box 157, Ipswich, MA 01938.










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