Mrs. Pauline A. Smith

January 17, 1942July 12, 2020

Pauline A. (Tetrault) Smith, age 78, of Dighton, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Country Gardens, Swansea. She was the wife of Kenneth F. Smith to whom she had been married to for 57 years.

Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Theodore Tetrault and Annette E. (Desilets) Tetrault.

A graduate of Somerset High School, Class of 1960, Pauline was employed by the Town of Somerset as a clerk in the assessor’s office and took classes at UMASS in assessing. She was promoted to assistant assessor and went on to complete the prescribed requirements for designation as a Massachusetts Accredited Assessor (MAA). Pauline continued taking more courses in assessing and in 1988 she took on the responsibilities as a full time assessor. In May of 1989, she ran for seat on the Somerset Housing Authority and won the election. She worked for 37 years before her retirement in 2010.

A former resident of Somerset, Pauline and Kenneth moved to Dighton in 1990. Pauline was elected as an assessor in Dighton for many years. A gifted pianist, she played and sang in choirs at St. Peter’s Church in Dighton working with the 45 week club for years before St. Peter’s closing. She became a member of the Dighton Community Church where she also sang in the choir and worked with many committees, even serving as past treasurer. Pauline was a gifted artist and her work can be found in the halls and rooms of Country Gardens where she had been a resident the past five years.

Pauline was fond of animals, having many dogs over time and doing volunteer work as well as donating to many organizations.

Besides her devoted husband, Pauline is survived by several cousins.

Her funeral services will be private and are in the care of Waring-Sullivan Home at Rose E. Sullivan, Somerset. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pauline’s honor may be made to, Forever Paws Animal Shelter, 300 Lynwood St., Fall River, MA 02721, Continuum Hospice & Palliative Care, 500 Cummings Park, Ste. 6300, Woburn, MA 01801 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090.


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Gail Furtado

July 23, 2020

As President of Forever Paws Animal Shelter I wanted to extend my condolences to Pauline's family and friends from all of us at the shelter. If I am correct, I remember Pauline coming to the Durfee Craft Fair and always handing me an envelop with a donation to the shelter. I read her obituary and learned what a intelliegent, talented and kind person she was. Our sincerest sympathy especially to her husband Kenneth. Thank you for offering donations to the shelter.
Gail furtado
Forever Paws Animal Shelter

Terry Hayden

July 18, 2020

Ken Ron and I are sorry for your loss,Pauline was a wonderful person and was always helpful to me at town hall May she RIP🙏🙏

Michael Langfield

July 17, 2020

Dear Ken,
My sincerest condolences to you for the loss of Pauline. I have many fond memories of Pauline from my days in the Assessor's office and will remember them always. May she rest in eternal peace in the arms of the Lord.

Sheila Weinberg

July 17, 2020

Condolences to Ken. Pauline and Ken were both a pleasure to talk to when they lived in Somerset. I havent seen either one for a long time, since they moved to Dighton, but remember them fondly.