Obituary of Louise Piontek

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Louise Piontek 93, of Housatonic, MA. died Thursday October 25, 2018 at Berkshire Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Louise was born in Great Barrington on January 29, 1925, daughter of the late Leonce A. Sr., and Louise Olivier Roger. She attended local schools and was a 1942 graduate of the former Searles High School. She was also a graduate of the Berkshire Business College, Pittsfield, MA. Louise worked in payroll for Carr Engineering, Great Barrington, in the business office at the former Rising Paper Company, Housatonic, as a bookkeeper of her son’s business Piontek Electrical Contracting, and also as a homemaker at the family home and was a loving caregiver of over 20 years for her late husband during his illness. While at home Louise did seamstress work for clients and family, and was also a talented cake decorator, making and decorating cakes for various holidays and special occasions including weddings. Louise was a member of the Housatonic Congregational Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She married her husband Joseph J. Piontek in Chevy Chase, Maryland on August 23, 1947, he died on January7, 2000. Louise leaves her son Theodore, with whom she made her home and was her caregiver, her daughter Claire Hotchkiss and her husband Robert of Pittsfield, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Joseph, Louise was predeceased by her parents, her brother Leonce A. Roger, Jr, and two step brothers, Marcel and William Chevillet.

Funeral services for Louise Piontek who died October 25, will be held on Wednesday October 31 at 11:00 AM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, with the Reverend Belle Fox-Martin officiating, burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Housatonic. Family will receive friends at a calling hour from 10:00 to 11:00 AM preceding funeral services. In lieu of flowers family requests that donations in Louise’s memory may be made to either the SBVAS or to the Housatonic Rescue Squad both in care of the funeral home at 33 South Street, Great Barrington, MA. 01230. Condolences may be made online through

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