Louise Jensen, who was a New York Telephone Company operator in East Hampton for about 15 years, died on Feb. 10 at F.F. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua, N.Y., due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 85.
Mrs. Jensen was born to Frank and Caroline Easer Grimshaw on Aug. 17, 1927, at her grandparents’ house on Cove Hollow Road in East Hampton. She grew up on Wireless Road in East Hampton, graduated from East Hampton High School, and lived here until 1965, when she married Robert Jensen and moved upstate. Her first marriage, to Edward Brennan in 1945, had ended in divorce.
As a young woman, Mrs. Jensen enjoyed the beach, clamming, dancing, and crafts. In her later years, her hobbies included camping, bingo, crocheting, and reading romance novels. In Canandaigua, she worked at the F.F. Thompson Hospital until retirement.
Her husband survives her, as do four children, Bill Brennan of Brandon, Fla., Sharon Dater of Lantana, Fla., Julie Catalfamo of Fairport, N.Y., and Kathi Guth of Folgelsville, Pa., and seven grandchildren. Her brother, Harry Grimshaw, died before her.
A funeral was held on Feb. 14 at Fuller Funeral Home in Canandaigua, with burial following at Woodlawn Cemetery in the same town. Condolences may be shared at fullerfh.com. Memorial contributions have been suggested for the Alzheimer’s Association, 435 Henrietta Road, Rochester 14620.