Constance (McDonald) Walen

Constance (McDonald) Walen, 88, of Marion died October 17, 2013 at  Royal of Fairhaven after a long illness.

She was the wife of the late Roger S. Walen with whom she shared 69  years of marriage.

Born in Boston, the daughter of the late John J. and Kathleen G.  (Quinn) McDonald, she was raised in Jamaica Plain and lived in  Lincoln, MA before moving to Marion in 1968.

Mrs. Walen was an active member of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church  where she was a member of the choir, enjoyed volunteering for the  Christmas Toy Drive and Project Help.

She was formerly employed as an English teacher at Wareham  Intermediate School for 25 years until her retirement.

Mrs. Walen enjoyed singing, reading and the arts. She was a volunteer  for F.I.S.H. and an active member of League of Women Voters and the  Democratic Party.

She was a graduate of Girl’s Latin School in Boston and Radcliffe  College. Mrs. Walen enjoyed volunteering as a mentor to students who  were applying to Radcliffe/Harvard College.

Survivors include 3 daughters, Kate E. Lunt of Marion, Sarah K. Walen  of Silver Plume, CO and Nellie B. Filip and her husband Leon of North  Conway, NH; 2 grandchildren, Andrew R. Lunt of Wareham and Sophie M.  Lunt of Marion.

A Memorial Service for Constance and her late husband Roger will be  held on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 1 PM in St. Gabriel’s Episcopal  Church. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for  Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For on-line guestbook,  please visit

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