A Family Funeral Home

Louise A. Williams

May 10, 1926 - May 3, 2020
Racine, WI



Thursday, May 7, 2020
12:00 PM CDT
Live Stream


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

In lieu of flowers, Louise and her family would appreciate having masses said for the repose of her soul

St. Vincent de Paul Society
926 Lasalle Street
Racine, WI 53404

Local food pantries

Life Story / Obituary


Louise A. Williams, age 93, passed away quietly on Sunday, May 3, 2020 at her residence in the presence of family and friends. Born in Racine, the daughter of the late Anthony and Esther (Nee: Alfano) Papara, and sister of the late Anthony Papara, Jr. (Hacienda Heights, CA), Louise was a proud graduate of St. Catherine’s High School, class of 1944. She was united in marriage to her beloved husband, Richard C. Williams, with whom she shared forty-five beautiful years. He preceded her in death, January 1, 2000.

In her younger years, Louise was employed by Rainfair Inc., but she spent the majority of her career with the City of Racine as assistant to several of Racine’s City Clerks. Louise was proud to serve as secretary for the Christopher Columbus Commission which dedicated the Christopher Columbus Causeway on the lakefront near Festival Hall and sponsored yearly scholarships to local youth. Louise was a lifetime, faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and creator of their church life exhibit. She was also a member of the Blake Avenue Group, City Hall Retirees Group and Vittoria Colonna Lodge.

Most important to Louise was her Catholic faith, her family and her friends. She was a generous soul and strong woman who cared lovingly for those in her life.

She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Maria E. Williams of Racine and Naperville, IL; her nephews and nieces, Matthew Papara and his son, Matt Jr.; Toni Anne Papara and her son, A.J. Clemendor; Susan (Paul) Pesqueira and their daughter, Amanda; Steve (Wilma) Williams and daughter, Rebeccah Wall; Greg (Diane) Williams; Mike (Holly) Williams; Christopher (Debbie) Williams; and many dear cousins, other relatives and friends.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held with entombment at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may view the service Thursday, May 7, at 12:00 pm CST at www.meredithfuneralhome.com, on the Louise A. Williams page, service, time, and press live stream. In lieu of flowers, Louise and her family would appreciate having masses said for the repose of her soul or donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society or to your local food pantries to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

A special thank you to our marvelous friends at Allay Home & Hospice, Shorelight Memory Care, St. Monica’s Senior Living, and Brightstar Care Racine for their loving and compassionate care. To our private caregivers, Courtney, Jasmine, Tiffany, Cindy, Camille, Carol, and Latasha, all our love. Thank you to all who supported us during this challenging time of Louise’s life.