December 30,1951 – February 28,2021
Putnam – Louise Anne Mayo, 69, passed away surrounded by family and love at Day Kimball Hospital on Sunday, February 28, 2021. She was born and grew up in Putnam, daughter of Louis and Glenna Ericson, both of Putnam. She graduated from Putnam High School, and worked for Acme White Cross, as well as Crabtree and Evelyn and Linemaster Switch, where she made many lifelong friends and was beloved among her co-workers. Known for her sharp wit and sense of humor, she brought joy and light into every room she was in. After retiring from Linemaster Switch in 2009, she dedicated her time to community service, crocheting hundreds of baby blankets for the Diaper Bank at IHSP-Daily Bread in Putnam. She also donated to the Food Bank at Daily Bread, often using her retirement income to buy holiday dinners for families in need.
Louise is survived by Dennis Mayo, her beloved husband, also of Putnam; her daughter, Sheri Houghton and her husband Shawn of Putnam; her son, Matthew Mayo and his husband Ernest McLemore who reside in Birmingham, Alabama; her grandchild, Haley Houghton and their fiancé Matthew Brisco, and seven brothers and sisters. She is predeceased by her mother and father, Louis and Glenna Ericson, as well as a brother.
Due to the restrictions of the COVID pandemic and concerns for the health and welfare of all, services will be private, although a small outdoor gathering of remembrance for family and close friends will be held later in the Spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in her memory to the food and diaper bank at IHSP-Daily Bread in Putnam, as well as the American Cancer Society. For memorial guestbook, please visit www.GilmanandValade.com.