Worcester-Louise M. (Field) King, 84, passed away peacefully on January 28th, 2024 at Rose Monahan Hospice following cardiac complications.
She leaves behind sister Patricia O’Loughlin and her husband, Jim; five children, Gary Ritchotte and his wife, Debi of Fort Myers, FL John Ritchotte and his wife, Susan of Uxbridge, James Ritchotte and his companion Melissa of Worcester, Susan Howard and her husband, Michael of Worcester and Gail Stenlund of Worcester; step-daughter: Sheila McCormick and her husband Bill of Upton; nine grandchildren, Sara Ritchotte, Steven Ritchotte, Marissa Howard and her husband Anthony Nguyen, Mark Ritchotte and his companion Adrienne, Dylan Ritchotte and his wife Keri, Eric Stenlund and his wife Sarah, Derek Ritchotte and his wife Jamie, Cody Ritchotte and Jared Ritchotte; nine great-grandchildren: Alexi, Zoe, Zakk, Evelyn, Brady, Ezra, Winslow, Genevieve and Elijah; as well as seven step-grandchildren and three step-great-children. She is predeceased by brother Eugene Field Jr, husband H. Roger King, son-in-law Carl Stenlund, daughter-in-law Mimi Ritchotte, step-sons Thomas King and Michael King, and dear friend George Pike.
Lou was born in Worcester on July 7th, 1939, the daughter of Eugene Sr and Mary (Londergan) Field, sister of Eugene Jr and Patricia. Louise married Eugene Ritchotte in 1957 with whom she raised five beloved children. She married H. Roger King in 1981 and enjoyed 28 wonderful years with him, living their retired years split between Athol, MA and Haines City, FL.
A devoted full-time mother, she volunteered in her children’s schools and activities and her home was an open door to the many neighborhood kids. When her children were older, she worked several jobs including Ziff/Paperworld, Disney Parks, and the Goddard Home (where she lived her final years). Quite the social butterfly, she was a friend to many over the years and an active participant in both the Riverbend Woods and West View Ridge retirement communities. She loved hosting parties and her annual family Christmas parties were always lively with games and contests!
Visiting Hours are Friday, February 2, from 9-10:30am at Callahan Fay Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle St. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00am in Christ the King Church, 1052 Pleasant St. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rose Monahan Hospice Program care of www.vnacare.org