Louise C. Gertridge
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Louise C. Gertridge
  • July 7, 1929 - August 19, 2016
  • Massachusetts

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Louise C. (Brooks) Gertridge, age 87, of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully Friday, August 19, 2016 at the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home. She was the wife of the late Harry D. Gertridge, Jr.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Thomas M. Brooks, Sr. and Dorothy (Chicoine) Brooks, she lived most of her life in Dartmouth. She was a graduate of Dartmouth High School.

Mrs. Gertridge enjoyed knitting, sewing, playing Bingo, the company of her dear friends at Anthony's Beach, and holding court at Sunrise Coffee Shop every morning, solving all of the problems of the town that she loved so much. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and sharing old stories and jokes about her life with her brothers.

Her family includes a son, Glenn Gertridge and his fiancée Wendy Catalano; a daughter, Gail Graham and her husband Glenn; a brother, Thomas M. Brooks, Jr. and his wife Eleanor; a sister-in-law, Audrey Brooks all of Dartmouth; five grandchildren, Jenna Touchette, Drew Touchette and his wife Nicole, Gillian Bishop and her husband Jared, Ginelle Gertridge, and Graham Gertridge; five great-grandchildren, Harry, Henry, Neely, Sawier, and Jaxson; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late John C. Brooks.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 9-10:30am in the Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Rd., Dartmouth followed by a Funeral Mass at 11am in St. Mary's Church, 783 Dartmouth St., Dartmouth. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Community Nurse Home Care, 62 Center St., Fairhaven, MA 02719.

For online tributes please visit: www.waring-sullivan.com