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Fairbanks, Louisa


Louisa A. Fairbanks, a resident of Westwood, died Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the Faulkner Hospital in Boston of natural causes.  She was 89.  Louisa was born October 3, 1930 in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of Katherine Wilhelmina (deMik) and Albert Clarence Eckenbrecht.  Louisa was an honor student at Weber College  from 1948-1949 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1953 from the University of Utah. She was a former Reference Librarian at the Westwood Public Library, President of the Afternoon Club of Dedham, and a member of the Decorative Arts Trust and Boston Museum of Fine Arts Seminarians for 25 years. Louisa loved art, music, travel and gardening. She is survived by her loving family: her husband, Jonathan Fairbanks; her daughters, Theresa Fairbanks Harris, and her husband Channing, of Connecticut and Hilary Fairbanks Burton and her husband Timothy, of Dedham, Massachusetts; and her granddaughter, Olivia Harris of Connecticut. Louisa bestowed grace and many blessings on all of them for many years. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a service for Louisa on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Forsyth Chapel at Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Avenue Boston, MA. 02130. Interment to follow in Forest Hills Cemetery.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Loretta Eysie
    March 14th, 2020 | 4:29 pm

    Dear Family of Louisa, I worked with Louisa for many years at the Westwood Public and was saddened to just learn that she had passed away. I send my deepest condolences to you all. I always loved chatting with Louisa, she always had such a thoughtful and interesting take on whatever we were discussing. I was the Children’s Librarian and we would talk about what books her beloved granddaughter liked and what other books I thought she may enjoy. Louisa is one of those women who truly make a special mark on you. She was truly a lovely, elegant and
    Beautiful person in always.

  2. Brad Brigham
    May 5th, 2020 | 12:45 am

    So sorry to learn of your mom’s passing (Phil Zea of Hist. Dfld.mentioned it over a recent luncheon).

    I lost my mother last summer and know first-hand the sense of loss and lonliness that oftentimes accompanies these harsh happenings. But I have wonderful,sustaining memories as I’m sure you do as well.

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you.

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