ROCKLAND — Louise V. Knowlton, 97, died peacefully in the early morning hours on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at Quarry Hill in Camden.

Born in Rockland, Oct. 6, 1925, she was the daughter of Edward R. and Katherine C. Feehan Veazie. Educated in local schools, Louise was a 1944 graduate of Rockland High School and in 1946 earned a business degree from Westbrook Junior College. At her high school graduation, Louise was pleased to receive her diploma from her father, who at that time was mayor of the City of Rockland.

Throughout her career Louise worked at various hostess and administrative support positions.

On May 18, 1955, she married Richard C. Knowlton at Rockland. For several years, Louise enjoyed her role in support of her husband’s hotel management work in Massachusetts, Florida, New Hampshire and Maine. Together the couple retired in 1987, from the Gasparilla Inn at Boca Grande, Fla.

Returning to Maine, they enjoyed the comradery and friendships of many friends. Travel was an important part of Louise’s life and she loved to tell of her trips throughout the U.S. and abroad. When not busy traveling, she was an active member of the Rockland Golf Club and Ladies Golf Association. She was also a past member of the Penobscot Bay Medical Center Auxiliary.

Always up for an adventure, later in life, Louise enjoyed many trips with her good friends John and Deirdre Thibodeau. Together they had many laughs and much fun.

Louise will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Predeceased by her husband, Louise is survived by her longtime friends, John and Deirdre Thibodeau and their daughters, Katie and Megan; as well as a close friend, Betty Joseph of Spruce Head.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 100 Campus Drive, #107, Scarborough, ME 04074.

A celebration of Louise’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. Interment will follow at Achorn Cemetery.

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