She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on March 20, 1940, to Anthony Joseph Mancuso from Buffalo, N.Y., and Grace Mancuso, maiden name Simeone, from Chicago, Ill. In her early years Louise was a gifted athlete.
After graduating from Bishop Quigley High School, she went into the convent. Leaving about seven years later, she went to California, Hawaii and Germany.
While living in Wisconsin, she cared for the elderly in their homes. She was an artist, author and poet. She was a member of Wisconsin Regional Writer’s Association, Mind’s Eye Radio, The International Women’s Writing Guild, Southwest Writers Group and the Visionary Arts & Crafts Guild.