Mary J. (Fernandes) Paulette, 98

Jun 21, 2021

Mary J. (Fernandes) Paulette, 98, of Onset died June 18, 2021, at home while surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Francis P. Paulette and the daughter of the late Albert and Fannie G. (Gomes) Fernandes.

She was born in Wareham and lived there all her life. Mrs. Paulette graduated from Wareham High School. 

Mrs. Paulette worked as a supervisor for Ocean Spray Cranberry Co. for many years before retiring. She also worked as an election poll worker.

She was a life member of the Dudley L. Brown Post 2846 VFW Auxiliary in Onset. She enjoyed window shopping, dancing, crossword puzzles, reading the daily newspaper and being involved in the community. She was a member of the Circle of Rosary, Women’s Guild, Third Order Secular Franciscans, the Cape Verdean Relief Society and the Oak Grove Cape Verdean Cultural Center. She was a home health aide and assisted elderly and was a Den Mother for the local Cub Scouts.  

Survivors include her children, Theresa A. Freitag of El Dorado Hills, CA, Louise Dixon of East Mesa, AZ, Janet Ramos of  Boynton Beach, FL and Edmund Paulette of New Bedford; 17 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  She was the mother of the late Steven Paulette, Patricia Paulette, and Ronald Paulette and grandmother of the late Davonte Seales.

Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021, at Chapman Funerals & Cremations, Wareham, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.

Her funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from Chapman Funerals & Cremations – Wareham, followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. 

Burial will follow in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.  

Donations may be made to the Dudley L. Brown VFW Post Auxiliary, P.O. Box 683, Wareham, MA 02571 or to the Oak Grove Cape Verdean Cultural Center, Inc., P.O. Box 1100, Onset, MA 02558.  To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, visit: