Louise Rhoda Cohen nee Rosen died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on December 6, 2012.
Louise was born February 1, 1926 in Elizabeth, New Jersey daughter of the late Gertrude and Raphael Rosen. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1947 and moved to the New Bedford area shortly thereafter. She was formerly married to David Cohen of Dartmouth for 46 years. She lived the last two decades of her life in South Dartmouth.
She devoted her life work to the Isaac H. Schwartz Center for Children. Louise Cohen started as a volunteer and then was a longtime employee and friend of the Center for over 40 years. Louise’s love of children and devotion to helping each child achieve their greatest potential inspired one of the many lives she touched to sponsor the Louise Cohen Speaker Series at the Schwartz Center in her honor. Louise was a long time member of Tifereth Israel Congregation in New Bedford.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, particularly her 10 grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. Throughout her life, she possessed a great love of home and family. Her many interests included painting, gardening, baking, travel and photography. She enjoyed daily walks through the neighborhood and during the summer months cherished trips to the beach and a daily swim.
She is survived by her brother Stanley Rosen of Bethesda, Maryland; her 4 children Benjamin Cohen of Riverdale, New York, Jed Cohen of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, Michael Cohen of Henniker, New Hampshire, and Sally Cohen of Berkeley, California; her 10 grandchildren and her 7 great-grandchildren.
Donations can be made in her memory to The Schwartz Center for Children, 1 Posa Lane, North Dartmouth, MA 02747. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.