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Louise Lawrence

Louise M. "Lou" Lawrence, age 91, a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Heather Heights in Pittsford.

She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, George Lawrence II, in 2022; and sisters, Jennylou Struglia and Marion Kirchhoff.

She is survived by her son, George Lawrence III; three daughters, Kim Lawrence-Breuer (Les Breuer), Kara Boykins and Kathy (Tom) Thomson; seven grandchildren, Karissa (Jared), Miles, Jason, Kyle (Julia), Maggie (Billy), Brittany (JJ) and Will; four great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Frank (Bron) Lawrence; sister-in-law, Sandra Cleason; and many nieces and nephews.

Lou was born in Marion to Cornelia and William Mieras and grew up in Palmyra. She developed a lifelong interest and love of music, especially piano and voice. Lou was very musical at an early point, singing in the Glee Club and playing French horn in the school band. She earned a bachelor's degree from SUNY Fredonia, where Lou was a talented music major studying voice and piano. She obtained a master's degree in education at SUNY Brockport. Lou pursued a fulfilling teaching career in music and first grade, until her retirement in 1987, from Lincoln Elementary School in Newark. She always had a soft spot for her young students, often helping those in need out of her own pocket.

Lou and George, her high school sweetheart, were married in 1953. They went on to share many adventures together, living and teaching in various places around the country. In retirement, Lou and George moved to Cape Cod, where they built their dream home. They loved sharing it with their children and grandchildren during summers, giving them priceless memories. Over the next 25 years, they traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe. In later years, they moved to Clearwater, FL, surrounded by many lifelong friends and their son George, who lived nearby. Lou loved her family and keeping up on all the family news, watching football, attending concerts, and exploring new destinations with George by her side. She'll be dearly missed by all who knew her and will be remembered for her thoughtful and caring nature.

Friends may call Friday, May 17, 2024, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Her memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at the funeral home. Interment will be in East Palmyra Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lyons Central School District, George Lawrence Scholarship Fund, 10 Clyde Rd., Lyons, N.Y. 14489.