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Paula M. (Villiers) Villiers

Born: Fri., Aug. 19, 1927
Died: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 28, 2017
Location: East Freetown Congregational-Christian Church


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Paula M. Villiers, 89, of Lakeville, MA passed away Jan. 18, 2017 at Bedford Gardens in New Bedford, MA after a long illness.

Born August 19, 1927 in Fall River, MA she was the daughter of the late Paul B. and Doris I. (Chace) Villers.

Paula graduated from New Bedford High School Class of 1945 and from Kinyon Campbell Business School.  The majority of her life she had lived in East Freetown and most recently in Lakeville. 

Paula Worked for more than 30 years at Paul & Dixon Insurance as a computer operator where she was instrumental in the automation of their files.  She was a founding member of the Freetown Historical Society where she was the first Secretary and Treasure.  She also served as the Library Trustee for the town of Freetown.

She loved crafts, crocheting, needle pointing, counter cross-stitching, doing crossword puzzles and word games.  She also played the organ for many years at the East Freetown Congregational-Christian Church where she was a former member and played for the Clifford Chapel of New Bedford.

She is survived by many loving extended family members, cousins and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, Jan 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM in East Freetown Congregational-Christian Church, 4 Washburn Road, East Freetown.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

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Delores Borges
   Posted Wed January 25, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with Paula's family. I was so saddened to see of her passing. I worked with Paula many years at Paul & Dixon and kept in contact with her over the years. May you rest in peace, Paula.

Ruth Schaffer
   Posted Thu January 26, 2017
Paula was really dedicated to our ministry with Community Chaplain Service.
For over 20 years she crocheted hundreds of shawls for the nursing home residents. For years we would meet her at the home where we were visiting in the north end. then we started going to her home about twice a year for a good visit and pick up the shawls. Others made shawls but her's were the best. they were always requested by the residents. Many would say, "Please thank the lady that made this for me". she was very dear to us and want you to know we appreciated all she did for us.
Ruth Schaffer and my husband, David

Heidi Brenneke-Nunes
   Posted Tue January 31, 2017
I was so very saddened to read of Paulas passing. I worked with her for a number of years at Paul & Dixon. It was my first job out of high school and Paula was always such fun. I would go into her "computer room" and we would always have the nicest chats. I will always remember Paula fondly. My condolences to her family.

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