Born May 12, 1945, in Syracuse, New York, Louise was the third of five children born to Thomas and Luise Braunmueller. She graduated from Assumption Catholic Academy in 1963, embarking on a remarkable journey as a lifelong and devout Catholic wife, mother, and grandmother.
Following her nursing studies at Our Lady of Victory in Lakawanna, NY & Early Childhood Education at SUNY Oswego, Louise married John Evans in 1968 and together, raised five children, creating a loving home filled with warmth and laughter. In 1983, John passed away unexpectedly, leaving Louise to raise and provide for her children.
Louise returned to school, earning a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Syracuse University in 1989. Subsequently, she worked as a case worker at the ARC of Delaware County, [an organization serving individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities], then the Delaware Regional Center [the NY State organization], as well as becoming a Home Care provider for individuals. Later, she served as Pastoral Associate for Immaculate Conception parish in Hoosick Falls, NY and Sacred Heart parish in Stamford, NY where she met Eric, whom she married in 2002.
Louise was predeceased by her parents Thomas & Luise, first husband, John Evans & daughter Maria and is survived by her loving husband, Eric; her four children, Thomas (Julie), Andrew (Jori), Peter (Maria), and Sara; eight grandchildren (Emily, Otis, Ezra, Myla, Cora, Aoife, Oona, & Rhys); four great-grandchildren (Everett, Elsie, Oliver & Alice); and a wide circle of family and friends who will forever remember her kindness, compassion and strength.
Calling hours will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2023 where friends and family will gather to honor her memory at St Patrick's Church in Port Henry, NY, with a funeral Mass to follow. Burial service will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to High Peaks Hospice, Mountain Lake Services (or your local ARC chapter), or the organization of your choice in Louise's name to continue her legacy of advocacy and charity.
Services were entrusted to Heidrick Funeral Home (formerly Heald Funeral Home) Elizabethtown, NY.