A Mass of Christian burial for Louise C. Gieron, a retired seamstress. will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Casimor Roman Catholic Church, Kenwood Avenue and O'Donnell Street Canton.
The Baltimore native died Friday of cancer at the Stella Maris Hospice in Lutherville. She was 85.
She owned and operated a small grocery, Louise's Store, in Highlandtown in the 1930s and '40s. After she sold the store, she worked as a seamstress until her retirement in the early 1970s.
During World War II, she contributed blood regularly to support the military and won several awards from the Red Cross in recognition of her donations.