HARPSWELL — Louise Marion Knight, 90, daughter of Arthur Alden and Grace Marion (Randall) Knight, died Oct. 28 at her residence.
She was born at West Harpswell on March 4, 1922, attended local schools, and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1939.
She worked locally until the end of World War II, when she and a high school classmate went to California. She was employed in Los Angeles for nearly four years. After her return to the east coast, she was employed as a secretary for companies in the Boston area and in Dover and Portsmouth, N.H. Upon retiring in 1984, she returned to Harpswell.
Knight’s interests included classical music, opera, detective stories, histories, crossword puzzles and playing cards. She also enjoyed entertaining her friends and cooking.
Her lifelong “pet peeve” was the misuse of the English language, especially with the advent of the computer age, and she sounded off at the television whenever mistakes were made.
She compiled a vast amount of information regarding her ancestors on both sides of her family, and in the process found many cousins who became lifelong friends.
She was predeceased by a brother, William Randall Knight, who died in 1996, and a sister, Helen Marie Knight-Sheffer Barnett, who died in 2008.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews and their children. At her request, there will be no funeral. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.