In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Louise’s memory to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA or online at www.caredimensions.org.
Louise E. (Harris) Delande, 88, of Ft. Myers, FL, beloved wife of the late Arthur W. Delande, passed away peacefully Friday, June 9, at her home in Danvers, MA. Born September 4, 1928 in Salem, MA., she was the daughter of the late Louise and Floyd Harris, and sister to the late Jeanne McGrath, Anne Pelletier, and Paul Harris. She was raised and educated in Salem, MA, where she graduated from Ste. Chretienne Academy and Salem Hospital School of Nursing.
Louise was an active participant in several communal clubs and activities. She was a passionate member of the Danvers Garden Club since 1963. She was a Master Flower Show Judge, a member of the Massachusetts Judges Council and National Council Flower Show Judge emeritus. Louise was an exceptionally talented flower show designer, having won numerous ribbons and awards, including the John Taylor Arms Award for creative design. Louise was an avid golfer and a member of both the Over Par Golf League and the Gateway Golf and Country Club for many years. Louise and Arthur loved traveling the world together. They enjoyed vacationing in the Caribbean, skiing in the Alps, and exploring the European countryside.
Louise was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She is survived by her four children David Delande of South Hamilton, MA, Lee McMath and her husband John of Hampton Falls, NH, Susan Powell and her husband John of Hampton, NH, and Richard Delande and his wife Pamela of Newburyport, MA. Louise was an enormous inspiration and lively presence to her 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She leaves several nieces and nephews.
Online Condolences Below:
|Dear David, Lee, Susan and Rick, We send our sympathy. Your Mom was always simply wonderful and I can only imagine how much you will miss her. She was always fun and smiling and on the move, and when we were all little cousins together, her energy and laughter made me smile and feel loved. Your Mom was a very special niece to my Dad, he was always so proud of her and your Dad. They are all together again. Although I will not be able to visit you this week, please know that you are in our minds and hearts and that I will always celebrate "Little Lou's" great life and family.
With love, Angela and Dave Mourer