Faith Alden Paulsen lived her entire life in Mattapoisett and Marion. Large portions of her life were spent at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church where she sang in the choir for over 30 years and served on the altar guild. Her passions were sailing, tending to her golden retrievers, working in her gardens and those at the church, and traveling to adventurous destinations.
Faith was a member of the Beverly Yacht Club where she was the first female Commodore. Other memberships included The Kittansett Club, Sippican Tennis Club, Sippican Choral Society and she helped coordinate and sail in the Marion to Bermuda Race.
She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys Alden and a direct descendent of Pilgrims John and Priscilla Alden. She grew up in Aucoot Cove, Mattapoisett with her four sisters and many cousins.
Faith died Sunday morning, December 1, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
She was preceded in death by husbands Robert Thompson and Charles Paulsen as well as two older sisters. Two additional sisters, six children and eleven grandchildren plus many cousins, nephews and nieces have enjoyed Faith throughout her lifetime. Faith often gathered with friends and visitors at her home on Sippican Harbor. She loved to entertain and was generous with her time, talents and means.
A memorial service is planned for 11:00 AM Saturday, March 7, 2020 at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 124 Front Street, Marion.
Suggestions for memorial donations include Alzheimer’s Association of MA/NH, 309 Waverley Oaks Rd, Waltham, MA 02452; Community Nurse Home Care, 62 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719; St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 545, Marion, MA 02738, or your favorite charity.
Arrangements by Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Wareham. To leave a message of condolence, please visit: www.ccgfuneralhome.com