Lane, Louise

April 26th, 2011

Louise E. Lane, age 87, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

Louise was born in Everett, MA on September 23, 1923, she was the cherished daughter of the late Arthur B. and Louise (Crowley) Lane. Louise grew up in Melrose and was educated there, she went on to attend North Shore Music Academy where she studied the Piano, Organ, and Violin. Louise also went to Essex Agricultural School where she got her certificate in Floral Design.

Louise lived with her sister Pauline in Malden for 40 years, she worked in the School Department for the City of Malden as a Girls Matron for many years.

Louise’s passion for music led her teach many youngsters in Malden to play the Piano, Organ, and her favorite the Violin, which she played throughout her entire life.

Louise moved with her sister to Wilmington over 25 years ago and she quickly became involved in the community. Louise was a member of the Wilmington Senior Center and an active communicant of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church where she worshiped and made many friends.

Louise would often be seen around town driving relatives and friends to various appointments or do their shopping, she was always willing to help others. In her spare time she enjoyed being outdoors gardening and spending time with her animals.

Louise also came from a close knit family who loved to vacation together and share many family holidays and celebrations.

Louise will be fondly remembered as a woman of great faith, a wonderful lady with a great smile, who will be missed.

Louise was the dear sister of Pauline N. Lane of Wilmington and the late Irene Fryou, she is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.

Family and friends will gather for a Funeral Service at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Thursday, April 28th from 4-7 p.m.

Memorial donations in Louise’s name may be made to St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 4 Forest St., Wilmington, MA 01887.


29 Entries in Guest Book for “Lane, Louise”

  1. Diane Gorham says:

    Sweet Louise, you will be forever loved and missed! We know your with Jesus face to face and we are thankful for your eternal forever home in glory. One sweet day, Pauline will be there beside you and she then will also be at a total forever peace, filled with wholeness, and joy! We know how much she loved and respected you!! As friends, we will help her through this leg of her life journey!

    Psalm 116:15 – Precious in the sight of the LORD
    is the death of his faithful servants.

  2. Julie Carr says:

    Dear Pauline, These words were given to me by a very dear friend of mine during a time of sudden loss. I hope you can find the comfort I did in this message.

    No farewell words were spoken, No time to say good-bye,
    You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.

    May the Lords’ Peace surround you, and may you find comfort in His Love! God Bless you Pauline,
    With Love and deepest sympathy, Ray & Julie & Riley & Chipper

  3. Tina Richer says:

    Dear Pauline..May God’s comfort help you during this difficult time and may the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.We are so sorry for your loss.
    Love and Hugs,Russ,Tina and Mugsy

  4. Kay and Rufus Bennett says:

    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you.–2 Thessalonians 3:16
    Dear Pauline I can not even imagine what you are going through right now, but please know that we all love you, we are all here for you and the He is there with you. He has your dear sister now and they will both comfort you in your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
    All our love, hugs, prayers and deepest sympathy, Kay and Rufus

  5. Joy Bullen & LilyPup says:

    Dearest Louise, just to look at your picture I know what a kind & gentle soul you were. We are so sorry that you have left us so quickly but you will not be forgotten especially by Pauline. Our thoughts and prayers are with Pauline and your family today. Wind kisses Louise. You were one special lady

  6. Gail Hosp says:

    Louise you will be missed by many, your sister Pauline, your extended family, and also your Dog Channel friends. You have obviously left your mark on all of those who were lucky enough to know you. You are in good hands now and forever.

    Pauline, you were blessed to have such a wonderful sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Carole Miller says:

    Dear Pauline, please know that Louise will be greatly missed. I feel lucky to share my middle name with her. I only wish I could have known such a talented musician. Please know that you and the creatures she loved so much are always in my prayers. God bless you always. I know that Louise is enjoying a wonderful celebration in heaven for, as you know, when one sings, one prays twice. Lots of love, Carole

  8. Cyndie Moody says:

    Dearest Pauline, My deepest thoughts and prayers are for you at this sad time. May the Lord wrap you in His loving arms and give you the strength to go on during this most difficult time. P;ease know your not alone. You have many many friends who love you.. May Louise be your shining star in the Heavens. Remember all the good times, her memories will be with you always. Loads of Love Cyndie & Mya Marie

  9. Crystal Vining says:

    Pauline, my thoughts, prayers and tears are with you during this time of loss.

  10. Karen Schwartzman says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Reading about your sisters life gave me such joy, she was such an accomplished woman.
    In Judaism there is a saying, If you save one life, it is if you have saved the world. Your sister, by teaching so many, she truly taught all the people they know.
    Though we are unable to be physically with you, we are with you in all of our love, thoughts and prayers.
    Karen, Lola, Kaytee Bell, and Annye

  11. Linda Muise says:


    We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers and love are with you at this time. I only wish I could be there to hold your hand and give you my support but know that I am with you in spirit. God Bless!
    Love You Linda and Gerald

  12. Colleen and Fiona says:

    Dear Pauline, Deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time.What a wonderful lady Louise must have been ! Her passing is a loss to all. May you find comfort in knowing that your many friends are with you in thought and prayer at this time. God has your sister in His loving embrace, His love surrounds you now and always. God bless, Colleen and Fiona

  13. Crystal Fryou says:

    Dear Aunt Pauline,
    Im so sorry to hear such sad news, Aunt Louise will be dearly missed. My prayers go out to you at this difficult time, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers always.
    God Bless!! Love you Crystal and Jeff

  14. Sandi Figinsky says:

    Dearest Pauline.
    Please know that the Lord has taken Louise home for his own reasons. A Milloin times I needed you a million times I cried. If Love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.
    God Bless you through this rough time.

    Sandi, Gunner & Candy

  15. Debbie Myers says:

    Dear Pauline,
    My deepest sympathies are with you and your family. May God’s love fill your heart with hope, strength, and peace at this very difficult time.

    Love, Debbie and Danny Boy

  16. Abby K says:

    Dear Pauline, Hugs and prayers to you and your family in this time of loss. Love, Abby, Jax and Mustafa

  17. Nanette Lesniak says:

    Louise You will be forever missed and you are in Gods Home. We will keep your sister Pauline in our prayers and send our love and hugs out to her. You will be greatlly misses.
    Love, hugs, prayers, and golden kisses
    Nan and Ozzie

  18. Paula St Clair says:

    Louise, you are a remarkable woman and have been so for all of your life. The world is an emptier place without people like you. I hope you are enjoying the glory of Heaven♥

  19. Catherine Valle says:


    We are so sorry for the loss of Louise. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

    Katie, Jack, Clutch & Harley

  20. Elke W. says:

    Dearest Pauline,
    Louise is a wonderful, very remarkable Lady and I know she will be missed not only by you and your family, but by all her friends on DC too. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, keeping you and your family wrapped in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around you to comfort you and give you the strength to make it through this difficult time, hugs and love, Elke, Raven and Shadow

  21. Ann, Scooter, Pepe says:

    Dear Pauline,
    Another light in Heaven, That earth will always miss. But faith can lift the shadows at such a time as this; Take comfort and be strengthened by faith that cannot fail. In Love there is no parting Love lives beyond the veil.

    What can I said but I love you and my heart goes out to you. I am here for you anytime day or night.
    Ann & the boys

  22. Joyce Hayes, Destiny & Elvira says:

    Dear Pauline,

    Heaven has another beautiful Angel named Louise. She is a wonderful & caring Lady & I know she will be missed deeply. Pauline you & your family are in my thoughts & Prayers. Hugs & Prayers, Joyce & The Girls

  23. Susan (Barry) Hewitt says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your sister Louise. She was a wonderful lady who touched so many lives. A lover of animals and of music. I hope in time your happy memories will help. We will remember her always. If we can be of assistance please let us know.
    Sue and Dennis Hewitt

  24. Vickie Kidwell says:

    I was very sad to learn of the sudden loss of your beloved sister, Louise. May God keep you and your entire family in His loving arms and help you deal with this difficult time. God Bless you.
    Vickie Kidwell

  25. McCoy Family, Tiff/Tay Audrina/Gracie MIA, Nonnie Patricia & Mom Alison says:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your precioius sister Louise. Louise touched so many lives, made their lives brighter. In God’s care surrounded by lovely animals, Angels in Choir, Family and Friends. Louise, member of our community on DC, we cherish and loved. Pauline, please know our family holding you tightly in prayer, our love, warmest thoughts. Surrounding you today, tomorrow. God Bless you, Pauline, Love `n` Light surround you. The McCoy Family from Las Vegas, NV Tiffany, Taylonnie, Audrina, Gracie, MIA … Nonnie Patricia & Mom Alison

  26. Pauline Lane says:

    On behalf of my sister, Louise, I want to thank each & every one of you for your wonderful support and for the special tributes you have paid to Louise honoring her life. The loss of her presence here is a great loss to me, but I feel less alone knowing how many special people loved her. Thank you all so very much. Pauline

  27. Karen Zander says:


    We are so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your sister, Louise. She was such a wonderful and special person to all that knew her. She touched so many lives in so many ways. You are so lucky to be able to call her your sister.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

    Those we loved don’t go away.
    They walk beside us every day.

    Those who bloom in the hearts of others never fade away.
    May you find comfort & strength in your memories.

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs, love, prayers and lots of Golden Kisses….Karen & Goldie

  28. Ann Marie and Mark Pinkowitz says:

    Dear Pauline We were so sorry for your loss. I have a close bond with my sister too and I cannot imagine your grief. We will keep you in our prayers and hope you will be able to remember all the good times you and Louise shared with your family. We love you and you will be in our thougths Love Ann Marie Mark and Max

  29. erin j grady says:

    I had the great privilege to become the “adopted” neice of Pauline/Louise Lane 7 yrs ago when my mother, their good friend Juanita Grady passed away. I picked up writing and talking to them as she did for the lat 30 yrs. I knew everything there is to know about this 2 loving, caring, funny, women, Aunt Pauline being the shyer of the 2 good ole Aunt Louise told it like she saw it and that’s what was just one of the things that made her so endearing.It was a day of extreme saddnes here on earth when she left but it was a day of rejoicing in Heaven that they now have someone to play the “Holy” organ for the Angels These two Aunties have been such an important inspiration in my life and I will continue to talk to Aunt Louise only now it will be thru my prayers, I love them both so much and I pledge to be there for my beloved Auntie Pauline forever, enjoy yourself Aunt Louise and keep all those Angels in line you’ll be a great role model for them..All my love and devotion your neice, erin

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