BRUNSWICK — Louisa H. Blake, 82, of Brunswick, died Sunday at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

She was born Feb. 8, 1931, in Portland to Alfred Sr. and Grace Seavey Milliken. 

Blake attended Portland schools, graduating from Deering High School with the class of 1949. She received her bachelor’s degree in teaching from Gorham State Teachers College. 

While teaching, Blake attended Boston University, taking advanced classes in elementary education.

She married her husband, Douglas Blake, on Sept. 20, 1952.

Blake taught in elementary schools throughout her career, spending nine years in Kittery, four years in Ipswich, Mass., and 23 years in Weymouth, Mass., before retiring in 1987.

In 1988 Blake and her husband moved to Brunswick.

Blake was a member of Maine Maritime Museum and the Weymouth Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed oil painting, often depicting birds, other animals and rural scenes. She also enjoyed gardening and cooking.

Besides her husband, surviving are three sisters, Eunice Hurd of Falmouth, Selma Wilbur of Saco, and Laura Lewis of Portland; one brother, Alfred Milliken Jr. of Portland; and several nieces and nephews

A funeral was held Thursday at the Stetson Funeral Home in Brunswick, with pastor Neil Gastonguay officiating. Interment will be at Dunstan Cemetery of Scarborough in the spring.

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