, Gloucester, MA

September 29, 2012

Gertrude Evelyn (Francis) Hesse, 94

Prescott Valley, Ariz. — Gertrude Evelyn (Francis) Hesse, 94, passed away on September 21, 2012 at Good Samaritan Care Home in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Gertrude was born in Haverhill, the daughter of Agatha (Gaspar) and Charles E. Francis. She graduated from Gloucester High School, and received her LPN from Salem Hospital.

Mrs. Hesse was active in St. Peter Catholic Church, Gloucester, and St. Germaine Catholic Church, Prescott Valley, Ariz. She was a life member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 10227. Gertrude enjoyed writing short stories and poems, and playing piano.

She was preceded in death by Herman, her husband of 51 years; also by her daughter, Frances (Hesse) Larkin; granddaughter, Tracy Elizabeth Larkin; and son, Richard Hesse. She is survived by her sister, Lorraine Lycett of Magnolia; daughter, Jane Hesse of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; son-in-law, Robert E. Larkin, Beverly; daughter-in-law, Francine (Souza) Hesse, Gloucester; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

ARRANGEMENTS: Arizona Wakelin Bradshaw Chapel, Prescott Valley, Ariz.