Shirley S. Paull

August 2, 1917May 12, 2018

Shirley Stiles Paull, 100, a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, relative, and friend passed away on May 12, 2018 at Adams House in Fall River.

Shirley was born August 2, 1917 in Cañon City, CO, the daughter of Harold A. and Jeannette Bartlett Stiles. In her childhood she lived in Denver and Arkansas City, KS, moving with her parents to Alton, IL for her teenage and young adult years. She graduated from Wells College in Aurora, NY with a BA in psychology. She returned to Alton where she met her loving husband Peter L. Paull to whom she was happily married for 64 years, until his passing in 2004.

She and Peter lived in Oakville, Ontario and then Weston, Connecticut until retiring to Westport Point in 1982. In every place she lived, including Bay View in Fall River for the next 20 years, Shirley’s enthusiastic, cheerful, and optimistic personality uplifted everyone around her. She was gracious, kind, and generous. She was deeply loved by her family and will be dearly missed.

Shirley is survived by her son Peter L. Paull, Jr. of Westport Point, his companion Marie Sullivan of Fairhaven, her son James B. Paull and his wife Ann of Andover, and five grandchildren and their spouses: Robert B. Paull and his wife Rebecca of Tiburon, CA, Jeannette David and her husband Calin of Astoria, NY, Lindsay Stiles Kehoe and her husband Brian of Annapolis, MD, Peter E. Paull and his wife Miren Guenechea of Hingham, and James W. Paull and his wife Caroline of Haverhill.

Her visiting hours will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Waring-Sullivan Home at Cherry Place. 178 Winter Street, Fall River. Relatives and friends are invited. Funeral and burial will be private.


  • Visting Hours Saturday, May 19, 2018

Shirley S. Paull

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Vera Gibbons and family

May 16, 2018

To Peter jr and his children-Gibbons family in Mattapoisett send our condolences to you and your family at this time of your loss. She obviously was one outstanding woman!

liz waring

May 16, 2018

Shirley - genteel, kind, caring, cultured. A pleasure to know and be with. A dear friend to me and to my mother, Muriel, at Bay View who had so much in common, sharing family stories, lifestyles, current events, companionship, and bridge. Two wonderful women, role models, always to be remembered.

Maria Ferreira

May 15, 2018

Mrs. Paull was truly a beautiful, kind, sweet, remarkable Lady. I am very grateful to have met her and her beautiful family who she adored very very much. Rest in peace darling.