Marie (Solveig) (Dahl) Tollefsen

Marie (Solveig) (Dahl) Tollefsen, 89, of Fairhaven, died Friday, February 21, 2014 at St. Luke’s Hospital surrounded by her four loving daughters. She was the widow of David Tollefsen and daughter of the late Captain Martin and Susanna (Davidsen) Dahl who emigrated from Norway and resided in Point Judith RI.

Born in Brooklyn, New York she resided in Fairhaven for the past 70 years and particularly enjoyed visiting in Mattapoisett. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Tollefsen was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed gardening, traveling, knitting, and most of all spending time with her family and in the company of her friends.

Her family includes her four daughters, Carol A. Hoaglund and her husband, Donald of New Bedford, Diane M. Thomas and her husband, Daniel of Buzzard’s Bay, Mary E. Dyer and her husband Charles of Palm Harbor, Florida and Susanne Isabelle of New Bedford. Mrs. Tollefsen had ten beloved grandchildren: Joshua, Willow, and Teale Hoaglund; Penny and Jenny Thomas; Charles, Aaron and Krista Dyer; Leah and Ian Isabelle. She also had ten treasured great-grandchildren: Jakob, Riley, Mia, Max, Mayari, Jocelyn, Ava, Jaiden, Reese and Brooke, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Harald Dahl, Susan Levesque, Albert Dahl, and Martin Buddy Dahl.

Her memorial service will be conducted Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11:00 in Trinity Lutheran Church, 16 Temple, Place, Fairhaven, MA. In lieu of flowers, should you wish, memorial donations may be made to the “Masonic Angel Fund” (please note: “in memory of Marie Tollefsen”) mail to: George H. Tabor Lodge, PO Box 501, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Her funeral arrangements are with Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, New Bedford, MA. For on-line guestbook, please visit:

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  1. Astrid Tollefsen says:

    She was my filletante(married to my father;s brother, and always warm and caring. I remember her as a young bride who was very beautiful at her wedding to my uncle. She was always smiling and gracious and she was lovely throughout her life. She was also a kind person who made the best out of what life handed her. Her grandfather was a famous Norwegian painter(Dahl) who is still well known in Norway both for his oils and his church decorations. .She had a long life and will be missed by all who knew her. She left a very large family who will always cherish her memory.

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