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 Louise V. <I>Vock</I> Schofield

Louise V. Vock Schofield

Birth
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 8 Dec 2012 (aged 92)
Chatham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 102011337 · View Source
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LOUISE V. (VOCK) SCHOFIELD

SCHOFIELD, Louise V. (Vock) Of Chatham, formerly of Braintree, December 8, 2012. A longtime teacher at High School and Junior High School levels in Quincy. Beloved wife of the late Arden T. Schofield who was an educator and noted musician as well as being a WWII P.O.W. who often gave lectures about his experiences. Louise is the devoted mother of Fran Schofield of Brewster and her husband Paul Berry. Loving grandmother of Benjamin Schofield Berry of Brewster and Ross Schofield Berry, a student in Washington D.C. Louise was the sister of the late Irene Vock Gillis. Visiting hours Wednesday, December 12 from 4-7 P.M. at the Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington Street, BRAINTREE. Committal Service at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Thursday, December 13th at 11:15 A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, 1 Intrepid Square, West 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, N.Y., 10036 or to the Arden Schofield Music Fund, at Liberty Commons, 390 Orleans Road, North Chatham MA 02650 or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Published in The Boston Globe on December 11, 2012

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Louise V. Schofield passed away peacefully Dec. 8, 2012, surrounded by family, friends and caregivers, at Liberty Commons Nursing Home in Chatham, where she had resided since 2007. She was 92 and died from complications of Alzheimers disease. Born Feb. 28, 1920, in Stamford, Conn., Louise was the daughter of the late Edward D. and Eva (Mincks) Vock. After her mothers untimely death, Louise was raised by her father with her younger sister Irene on a 150-acre tree farm managed by her father, one of the first recognized conservationists in the state of Rhode Island. She graduated from Burrillville High School in 1938 and was awarded a full scholarship to Rhode Island College of Education from which she graduated in 1942. A young teacher in Quincy, Louise suspended her teaching duties to join the World War II war effort by working as a Rosie the Riveter at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy. After the war, Louise met Arden T. Schofield, a young soldier whod been taken prisoner of war during the Battle of the Bulge and liberated by General Pattons army, at a USO dance. They later married, had a daughter (Frances I. Schofield), and lived for many years in Braintree. Arden, also an educator and noted musician, passed away at Liberty Commons in May 2011. Louise worked as an educator at the high school and junior high school levels for more than 40 years. She was active in the Quincy Teachers Association, and worked on behalf of Democratic political candidates at all levels. Imbued from an early age with a love for the environment, and schooled by her father in the principles of pugnacious Americanism (Louise often recalled standing on tree stumps as a young girl and being tutored in speechmaking by her dad), Louise was an activist on behalf of various environmental and civic causes in her communities. She was an active member of the North Braintree Civic Association and a loving neighbor and caregiver to young and old in Braintree, where she and her husband resided for more than 50 years. Louise is survived by her daughter, Fran Schofield of Brewster; son-in-law, Paul Berry; and beloved grandsons, on whom she doted, Benjamin Schofield Berry of Brewster and Ross Schofield Berry, a student in Washington D.C. In addition to her late husband Arden, Louise was predeceased by her sister, Irene Vock Gillis of Brookline. Visiting hours will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at Peck Funeral Home, 516 Washington St., Braintree (www.peckservices.com). Funeral services and interment will be at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Cape Cod. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, c/o One Intrepid Square, West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York, NY 10036, or to the Arden Schofield Music Fund at Liberty Commons, c/o Liberty Commons, 390 Orleans Road, North Chatham, MA 02650, or to a charity of choice.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on December 11, 2012


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  • Created by: Jerry Hurlbert
  • Added: 11 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102011337
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louise V. Vock Schofield (28 Feb 1920–8 Dec 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102011337, citing Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Hurlbert (contributor 47097037) .