Epping, NH — Louise M. Steele, 86, of Epping, died January 8, 2014, at Hanover Hill Healthcare in Manchester.
She was born on December 26, 1927, in Marblehead, MA, the daughter of Karl and Bessie (Thorner) Wendell.
Louise worked at Rockingham County Nursing Home and had also worked as a housekeeper in Marblehead.
Family members include her 4 children, Michael and Betsy Steele of Randolph, NH, Raymond Daniel Steele of Maynard, MA, Emily and Dwayne Darling of Chester, NH and Christine and Jim O’Brien of Lowell, MA; 7 grandchildren, Ricky, Sara, Dylan, Isaac, Anna Rose, Jessie and Kimmie; 3 great-grandchildren, Chloe, Baron and Annaliese; and her four siblings, Martha Rowe of Peabody, Virginia Bertos of Lowell, David Wendell of South Hamilton and Linda Jermyn of Ipswich.
She was predeceased by her siblings, Carol Berry, Karl and Donald Wendell.
ARRANGEMENTS: A Memorial gathering and service will be held at the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester on Friday, January 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Louise’s memory can be made to the New Hampshire SPCA, P.O. Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885. The Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to view an online guest book and memorial, please go to www.phaneuf.net.