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Gloucester - Cynthia "Louise" (Brown) Bedard, 90 years, of Gloucester, passed away Tuesday morning, December 3, 2019, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Laurence F. Bedard. Born in East Boston, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Gertrude (Perry) Brown. At the young age of two, Louise and her family moved to Gloucester. She was educated in Gloucester and attended the Brad Street School and Central Grammar School. She graduated from Gloucester High School, with the class of 1947. Louise furthered her education by graduating from the Gordon Hospital School of Nursing with the class of 1949.
Louise had been employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Private Care in Copley Square for many years. She also worked as a nurse locally for Addison Gilbert Hospital and enjoyed cleaning local homes.
Louise had been a member of the Gloucester Methodist Church (the former Bayview Church) for over seventy years. While a member of the church over the years, she enjoyed working in the nursery, acting as Treasurer and being a Trustee. Louise enjoyed working with her hands and was a talented quilter, rug braider and enjoyed needle work. She was well known for her green thumb and loved working in her gardens.
Surviving her are two daughters, Diane Plante of Gloucester and Judith Young and her husband Charlie of Macon, Ga.; her daughter-in-law, Julie Bedard of Gloucester; four grandchildren, Mickey Plante and his wife Heidi, Sarah Williams, Jillian Plante and Amy Budrow; seven great grandchildren, Kara, Kevin, Kayla and Keagan Plante, Isaac Jenkins, Zion Cargill and Cameron Budrow; three sisters, Constance Gossom, Shirley Landergren and Carol Landoni and her husband Robert all of Gloucester; her special friends, Diane and Alex Thomas of Gloucester, Bob and Judy Anderson of Annisquam and Doris Dearborn of VT and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Laurence Bedard Jr., four brothers, Arthur, LeRoy, James and Eugene Brown and one sister, Lillian Barratt.
Her Funeral Service will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 61 Middle Street, Gloucester on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Interment will be private. A visiting hour will be held prior to the service on Saturday from 10 a.m to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louise name may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Information, directions, condolences at
Published on December 5, 2019


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Linda Opie
Dec 31, 2019
I Loved working with Louise. We had so many laughs. She was such a loving person. Loved humming birds....
and our Jelly doughnuts......
So very sorry for your loss.
Donna and Doris Dearborn
Dec 09, 2019
We loved Louise! So sorry to hear the news of her passing. She and my mom, Doris Dearborn, met in nursing school in 1948. They shared an apartment and liked to dress alike. Doris Louise Brown and Cynthia Louise Brown were instant, close friends. I'm blessed to have met Louise too and have time with her at her home when we would visit from Vermont- sharing meals, admiring her gardens, putting together puzzles... Loved listening to the two of them recall old times, laughing and reliving those great times from long ago. 70+ years of friendship, so special. We will miss her so much! To all her family, we are sorry for your loss. Love from Doris and Donna Dearborn
Rebecca Couturier
Dec 06, 2019
Formally, Becky Catto. My family has such fond memories of Louise, my dad had a barn up by her house, we went to all the time as kids. Louise always asked us in, gave us treats. I grew up with Larry and know how important family was to her. Such a great lady. To her daughter's, family, Julie, and grandchildren, so sorry for your loss. God Bless.
Sue Russo
Dec 06, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. She was a really nice lady. I didn’t realize she did rug braiding. I wonder if she ever did any of it with my aunt Selma Perry. She did a lot of it.
Nadia Carpenter
Dec 05, 2019
Im sending my love to you all,Im so very sorry she will be truly missed,,spent many years withall these beautiful women i adored her as well as all of you..Thinking an praying for you all
Sarah Williams
Dec 05, 2019
My nana was an amazing woman. She taught me love, to overcome any obstacles I faced, to be kind and generous, and that family comes first. We played marbles, gambled with cookies, and she made the world's best lemon meringue pies (one was always just for me). I am a nurse because of her and I aspire to be just like her as I journey without her. My nana was my heart and there is now a hole that will never be filled. I love you nana! I miss you so much. Goodbye for now....Sarah Liz/fruitcake