Obituary of Louise Randall
M. Louise (Roth) Randall of Putnam, CT passed away peacefully at home on August 19, 2019. She was born in Dracut, Massachusetts to the late Mildred (Smith) Roth and Leo Carl Roth on December 4, 1923.
Louise graduated from Lowell (Massachusetts) State Teachers College with a degree in music and served as Music Supervisor for public schools in Lebanon, Hebron, Columbia and Sprague, and then Supervisor of Music in Montville, CT. In her spare time, Louise played violin in the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra for many years. She also performed with the Willimantic Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Louise performed as a vocal soloist in Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Louise married David Gordon Randall on July 30, 1949. They were inseparable for 45 years and, ever since his passing in 1994, Louise missed him deeply.
Louise and David were active members of the Congregational Church of Putnam. Together, they led the Junior Pilgrim Fellowship (PF) group for many years. Louise served as Jr. Choir Director for 20 years. She was a member of the Sr. Choir for 58 years – retiring in 2011, at the age of 88. Over the years, she was very active in the church having served as president of the church’s Woman’s Fellowship as well as five years as the Recording Secretary for the Eastern District of the Woman’s Fellowship.
Louise was a quiet woman with a wonderful, soft sense of fun and humor. She was passionate about giving her time and energy to others and opened her heart to her children and grandchildren. She was much loved and will be greatly missed by those who knew her.
Louise was predeceased by her husband, David G. Randall; her brother, Karl Roth; and her great grandchild, Seth. Louise leaves behind her children Robert Randall (Kathy) of Hudson, MA; Phyllis Randall Lyczkowski (Richard) of Millbrook NY; Stephen Randall (Marsha) of Speedway, Indiana; Mark Randall (Susan) of Castle Hayne, NC; and Miriam Randall Morrison (Scott) of East Killingly, CT. She also leaves her sister-in-laws Louise (Teddy) Randall of Lebanon, CT and Charlotte Randall of Titusville, Pennsylvania. In addition, she leaves her beloved grandchildren Jennifer, Michael, Christopher, Emily, Kate, Rebecca, David & Jace; great grandchildren Elizabeth, Inés, Ellen, Sean, Kieran and Kaelyn, as well as many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating Louise’s life will be held at 2pm on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Congregational Church of Putnam, 175 Main Street, Putnam, CT. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Congregational Church of Putnam, P.O. Box 463, Putnam, CT 06260.