Louise Spracklin, of Peabody and formerly of Reading, beloved wife of the late Fred C. Spracklin, passed away on Friday, April 1st, 2022 at the age of 89. Born in Everett, she is the loving daughter of the late John and Jenny (Smith) Kozel.
Louise grew up in Malden and Chelsea and was a graduate of Malden High School. She attended Salem State College, earning both a Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Teaching and Education. Louise later returned to school at Boston College, receiving a Master’s Degree in Theology. Well rounded educationally, she was an elementary school teacher for the Reading School System for many years and then transitioning to adult religious education. Louise was devoted to her faith and was an active parishioner at Saint Agnes Church in Reading and was also a Eucharistic Minister.
Another passion of hers was music. Louise was an accomplished violinist and was a member of the Reading Symphony Orchestra. She was also an animal lover, avid reader and a lifelong student. Louise and her husband Fred were devoted to one another. They traveled all over the world, including Jerusalem, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Italy and Russia. During Fred’s later years, it was Louise’s diligent compassion and steadfast care that kept him with her for the remaining years of his life. When he passed away in 2009, she founded a grief support group at Mass General Hospital in Boston as well as giving communion to those who needed it. Louise’s greatest joy came from being with her family. She was never shy to share her opinion and her many life stories. Louise will be deeply missed by her loving family and her many dear friends.
Louise leaves her loving niece Michelle Suttle and her husband Mick of Beverly, grandniece Anie Suttle, niece and God Daughter Katrina Kozel of Connecticut; beloved cousin Rodney Smith and his wife Jane of Wakefield and cousin Nicholas Smith of Methuen; nieces and nephews: Catherin Linteri, Timmy Osgood, James O’Leary, Sean O’Leary, Heidi Kozel, Michael Kozel, Warren Wright and his wife Ruth Ann and Linda Loudenslagel. Sister Ellen Kozel of Wisconsin and is pre deceased by her siblings Helen Osgood, Joan Segal and Michael Kozel. Along with many friends from Reading, St. Agnes and Brooksby VIlllage.
Family and friends are cordially invited to visiting hours at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (Corner of Rt. 28 and Park St. at the Reading Line) on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 from 9:30am to 11am. Following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading at 11:30am.
Interment to be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Please consider making a donation in Louise’s Memory to St. Agnes Church, 186 Woburn St., Reading, MA 01867.
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