Louise E. Barnwell

Thursday, August 8, 2013



Louise Barnwell passed away unexpectedly early Friday, August 2, 2013, at her home in New Boston, NH. She was born April 26, 1937 in Boston, MA and lived in Lexington, MA with her parents Harold E. Roeder and Rose (Schwenk) Roeder until her marriage to Robert Barnwell June 13, 1958. She graduated from Lexington High School and completed her training as a X-Ray technician at Northeastern University and Mt. Auburn Hospital.

Louise loved to travel, garden, and work with crafts. Her craft hobbies included sewing, embroidery, making jewelry, antiquing, oil painting and flower arranging. She moved to New Boston for 17 years ago after her husband‘s retirement. She has previously resided in Harleysville, PA, Mont Vernon, NH, Acton, MA and Bedford, MA and due to her husbands work had brief residences in five states from New York to Oregon. She and her family enjoyed many years of camping and sailing in New England. Since living in New Boston, she has spent most Winters in Florida, but also loved her three month camping tour through the western states in 2004.

Louise is survived by her husband of 55 years, Robert Barnwell; her daughter Wendi (Barnwell) Kerper and Richard Kerper of Lancaster, PA, their children Alyssa and Amy; her son Christopher Barnwell and Lynda Barnwell of Rindge, NH, their children Joshua and Sarah; her brother Harold Roeder of Georgetown, MA, his children Heidi and William and his five grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 3- 4 PM at French and Rising Funeral Home 17 South Mast St. Goffstown. Funerals services will follow at 4 PM in the funeral home. For more information or to sign an online guestbook go to

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation

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