Louise E. Hackett G’71

Louise E. Hackett G’71 died August 20, 2014, at her home in Sandia Park, N.M. She was born in Taunton, Mass., on March 25, 1922, and worked at General Electric for ten years before marrying and becoming a mother. At the age of thirty-seven, she began taking college courses, and she graduated from Bridgewater State College in 1964 with a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education. She began teaching math at Apponequet Regional High School and attended night school to earn her master’s degree in secondary education in 1967. She attended Bowdoin for four summers under a National Science Foundation grant to earn a master’s degree in mathematics. She taught high school math for seventeen years before retiring. She served as president of the Wells (Maine) Library board and was a board member for more than sixteen years. She also served on the board of the Wells-Ogunquit Historical Society. She joined the Coastal Investment Group, took courses at Maine Senior College, and was twice on the first-place team of the Odyssey of the Mind. She is survived by son Kirk Hackett and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of sixty-three years, Everett Hackett; a son, Michael Hackett; and an infant daughter.