Alice "Louise" Lambiase

August 23, 1918 to April 6, 2020

Obituary

Passed peacefully away at Pleasant View Towers on April 6th at age 101, Alice Louise Lambiase nee Rowe. She is predeceased by her parents George and Phoebe Rowe, her husband Tom Lambiase, and brothers Edward and Francis Rowe. She leaves to mourn her niece Peggy Corradi (Ralph) in New York, nephew Bill Lambiase (Rose) in Texas, Heather Pushie in Montreal, Michael Dewling in St. John’s and many good friends.

Louise lived and worked in New York for many years and returned to St. John’s after the death of her husband. She was a strong, independent person who loved to travel, explore and collect. Like her brothers, she was very active in the Anglican Cathedral in St. John’s and she delighted in both embroidery and looking after the flower arrangements. She was fascinated by many things and her enthusiasm was contagious.  Louise was one-of-a-kind and she will be dearly missed.

The family wishes to thank the kind and compassionate staff of Pleasant View Towers for their exceptional care of Louise these past few years.

Due to the current public health circumstances, no visitation or service will take place.  Louise will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Tom at the Anglican Cemetery, Kenmount Road.  Memorial donations in Louise’s memory may be made to the Anglican Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.

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Deepest sympathy to Louise’s friends and relatives; she had so many friends. My mother Louise Mitchell Reid was her buddy from childhood; they both were reported missing after taking a wild train trip to Topsail.
My husband, Lloyd and I are both related to Louise via the Pynns, Spences and Pushies. We often visited Louise and Frances on Winter Avenue or over to their summer cottage in Bay Roberts.
She was unique and will be missed.

Memories of Louise came flooding back on reading of her death last week. Louise gave her wit, charm and resolute personality as a volunteer with the Cathedral, and also with the Royal Commonwealth Society where we met in the 1980’s. Louise took over from me as treasurer, when I became chairman in, I think, 1985. Louise was a loyal volunteer through the years until ill health meant Alan Gill took over from her in 2010. Even then, Louise continued to attend our dinner meetings for as long as she could.

Louise had travelled the world with her husband who worked with the United Nations, and living in New York.
Her sense of humour and cosmopolitan life contributed greatly to the Royal Commonwealth Society local branch, and we have missed her, but are grateful to have known her. On behalf of our members, past and present, thank you Louise.

John Moyes
Past President RCS and long time friend

Deepest sympathy,, Louise was a very special person, very kind and considerate ,and a friend to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed.
Marilyn Pike ( Anglican Cathedral))

Rest in peace Louise. She made many trips to Harbour Grace to visit cousin Mary Chafe. Her visits were always so interesting.. I will remember my visits to her home on Winter Avenue.. She had a wonderful life.

It was a pleasure knowing Louise through the St. John’s Stamp Club. I’m sorry to hear of her passing. May she Rest In Peace.

Rest In peace, Aunt Louise. We were so fortunate to have known you when you lived in New York, and we loved visiting you once in Newfoundland. We will miss you.

If you were lucky enough to had met her then your life was blessed. Heaven in is now even a more blessed place with her arrival,. A truly inspiring lady..

Although my time with Louise was a mere few years as one of her caregivers, I did learn of her quick wit, humour and kindness. She was indeed a rare soul. I have no doubt Louise is listening to classical music in Heaven with her family. Rest In Peace Louise.

So sad to hear of Louise’s passing. She and her brothers were great friends of my parents (Arthur and Edna Moore). She and my mom were on the Alter Guild together and Dad and Francis were on the Vestry and were wardens together. How often she would call and say ” I have a couple of birds (quail) in the oven Come and help me eat them.” She was funny and direct. I admired her immensely.
I know she, Mom, Dad, Francis and Edward are having great discussions in Heaven. Rest in peace Louise. You will never be forgotten.

We are so sorry to learn of Louise’s passing. She was truly an interesting person who wasn’t shy about giving her opinion. She had a long life and never wasted a minute of it.

It is sad to read of Louise’s passing. I knew her when she lived with her brother Frances (C. Frances as he was known). Both were ardent stamp collectors and loved to pursue discoveries of Newfoundland. Both were strong friends with whomever they came in contact with. Louise thanks for the cookies and scones you made when I visited. You livened up any visit. Sincerely, John M. Walsh.

Louise was exactly as described in the obituary. She led an extremely interesting life. She was full of fun and had knowledge of the most interesting things! I love the photo that was published. May she Rest In Peace.

We first met Louise in 1998 when Bob joined the staff of the Anglican cathedral. She was so welcoming and open-hearted that we quickly became firm friends. We were frequent guests in her home and she had numerous Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving dinners in ours. It wasn’t long before a formal invitation to these annual events became superfluous; she would just phone up Marlean to find out what time she was expected to arrive. Louise was always exceedingly kind. One of our daughter’s happiest memories is of Louise arriving at Cathedral House to take her to a pet store to adopt a kitten — Beth was sick with mono at the time and this was Louise’s prescription for a cure (it worked). Although a lady of great dignity, Louise never lost her youth; she had a spontaneous and carefree way about her that made one happy simply to be in her presence. She leaves us with warm and pleasant memories.

I was very sorry to hear of Louise’s passing. I worked with her in the Altar Guild at the Cathedral. She was a
great person with a great sense of humour and it was a pleasure to know her. Rest In peace.

Deeply saddened to hear of this wonderful lady’s passing. We became good friends with Louise during our time as parishiners of the Cathedral. She had a special affinity for our daughter when she was in the Junior Choir.
I recall one Christmas, she invited us to her house and regaled us with stories of her time growing up partially in England and partially in NL. Being in the crowd as George VI passed by on the day of his Coronation. Being on the Queen Mary and seeing the Hindenburg fly over head the day it crashed. Her stories of New York – and her Husbands’ tenure as Aid to Dag Hammaskjold when he was Head of the UN/ I always told her she should have written a book We will never forget you Dear Sweet Friend

So sad to hear the news that Louise has passed. She was such a kind, funny lady. If she couldn’t remember your name….you were pussy face . Driving around the bay was something she loved to do….I remember one time the two of us drove to Trinity , out to Bonavista and back to Holiday Inn…all one day…fastest trip ever around the loop. I would visit her house for lunch when I worked at the Cathedral and enjoyed her travel stories so much. She always talked about the Pushy girls and travelling back and forth to England. New York was also a special place for her as the other half of her family resides there especially Long Island .Rest in peace Louise and now you are joined once again with your husband, parents and brothers. Until we meet again!

So sorry to hear this. She was one tough lovely lady. Michael Dewling hugs and Heather Pushie. Are you any relation to Glenda Pushie. We were at Spencer together.

Her picture is so nice, her fuzzy blue sweater and the mug with cats. We visited with her often in Winter Ave.. and Churchill Square also in the home. She was always interesting and entertaining. What a life! Lots of spunk.

I was Louise hairdresser and had many laugha with herwhile making her look like a”movie star”. The stories she told were so funny. She was so passionate about the Cathedral and her stitching ladies on Tuesdays. It was sad to watch fade over the last few years, but she had a life fully lived. Eternal rest grant unto her Oh Lord.

Such an amazing lady. She was always a pleasure to talk to. Rest in Peace Louise.

I knew Louise from the Cathedral. She was a wonderful lady who had so many interesting stories to tell. I’m glad I knew her.

Mrs.Lambiase was a dear friend of my parents. They passed many years ago but I remember her from my childhood as a kind and generous lady who brought beautiful souvenirs to me from her travels around the world. To me, she was a facinating lady with wonderful stories and adventures to relate. God rest her soul.