Louise M. (Christopher) Klodenski, 99, of Groveland and formerly of Haverhill, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 11, at Wingate at Haverhill.
She was the wife of the late Stanley J. Klodenski and was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Haverhill, daughter of the late Charles and Gilda (Minalio) Christopher.
She attended Haverhill schools and graduated from Haverhill High School, class of 1936. Klodenski was employed with Haverhill Shoe Novelty and Western Electric Company early in her career. She opened a women’s clothing store, Louise Madeline’s Specialty Shop, on Washington Street in Haverhill, in 1950. In 1953, she moved her business to Monument Square and operated it there for more than 35 years before retiring in 1987.
Klodenski lived in Haverhill her entire life before moving to Nichols Village in Groveland in 2011. For more than 60 years she spent summers at her family cottage at Lake Attitash in Merrimac where she made many lifelong friends. She also enjoyed traveling, golfing, skiing, reading, music and entertaining family and friends. She was a member and past officer of The Women’s City Club in Haverhill.
She is survived by her son Ronald Klodenski and his wife Nancy of Newburyport; grandson, Thomas of Newburyport; sister Mary Wyka of Groveland; and sister-in-law Jane Christopher of Atkinson, N.H.; and nieces and nephews Joseph DeCristoforo, Jean Blackadar, Walter Kosciewicz, Mildred Wilkins, Stanley Mercier and Richard Mercier.
Calling hours are Monday, Dec. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, MA, 01830. A service follows at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial takes place at Saint Patrick Cemetery, East Broadway, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Louise’s memory to St. Vincent de Paul Society, 6 Cottage Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.