Dolores Pauline Trudeau, 85, passed on into glory peacefully, at Sacred Heart Nursing Home New Bedford on February 6, 2022, with family gathered round, singing praises to our God.
Born in Fairhaven on December 29,1936, a daughter of the late William A. and Lorenza (Patenaude) Trudeau, she lived in Fairhaven and New Bedford most of her life. A woman of great faith, she was a communicant of Sacred Hearts in Fairhaven, and presently St. Lawrence, Martyr in New Bedford. She was formerly employed at the Aerovox, Acushnet Process and Meals on Wheels.
Aunt Pauline, as she was lovingly called, was pre-deceased by her sister Leola Furtado and 8 brothers, Maurice, Bill, Paul, Bernard, Andre, Rene, Roger, and Richard Trudeau. She is survived by many nieces and nephews among them a nephew: Frank J. Davis of Florida; nieces: Judith F. Stoltenberg of Rochester, Teresa J. Ouellette of New Bedford, Susan P. Bouley of Dartmouth, Marilyn A. Melanson of Rochester, Gloria J. DeSousa of New Bedford, Dorice L. Puscizna of Swansea, Betty E. Santos of Dartmouth, Nancy Ferreira of New Bedford and Jacqueline Braley of New Bedford, as well as several great nieces and great nephews.
Aunt Pauline’s life was shaped by the gospel message of Jesus to serve and love. This she did throughout her life in the way she interacted with people, extending hospitality, kindness, and her smile to all she met. She had a passion for prayer and music, she enjoyed when we visited her at Sacred Heart nursing home singing with her one of her favorites, You Are My Sunshine, as well as bringing her sweet treats for her to enjoy and share with others. She had a kind spirit and a warmth which radiated to her family and friends.
Her Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 9:30 am at St. Lawrence, Martyr Church, 565 County St. New Bedford, and will be live-streamed at https://whalingcitycatholics.org/whaling-city-catholics/st-lawrence-live-stream Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A visiting hour will be held before Mass starting at 8:30am at Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Sacred Heart Nursing Home 359 Summer Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
The family of Aunt Pauline wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Sacred Heart Nursing Home for the excellent care they gave her both physically and spiritually. There was no better place for her to spend her final days. In addition, we wish to also thank the Community Nurse HOSPICE team for their compassionate care of our dear Aunt Pauline.