Helen Louise Henshaw


LEWISTON – Helen “Louise” (Porter) Henshaw, 74, of Sabattus, Whitman, Mass., and Abington, Mass., died Dec. 30, unexpectedly at St. Mary’s Hospital. She was surrounded by family.

She was born March 29, 1932, in Abington, Mass., the second of three daughters born to G. Robert and Bessie (Whitman) Porter.

She was raised in Abington, Mass., where she married William E. Henshaw. She worked many years at New England Art and retired from the Alumni Office at Stonehill College. She moved to Maine in 2000, and lived with her daughter, Susan and husband in Sabattus.

She was active in the Rainbow Girls, both the Silver City Twirlers and Buckaroos Square Dance Clubs, and was a member of the First Congregational Church of Whitman, UCC, Whitman, Mass., and the High Street Congregational Church, UCC in Auburn.

She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Henshaw; three sons, William of Florida, Bruce (Joann) of Newport News, Va. and Scott (Noreen) of East Bridgewater, Mass.; three daughters, Susan Lauria (Deo) of Sabattus, Kathryn Joubert (Phil) of Whitman, Mass. and Wendy Reichert (Phil) of Providence, R.I.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents; and two sisters, Roberta Andrews and Joanne Porter.