Ethel E. Pedersen (Andrews), longtime resident of Mattapoisett, MA, passed away in Warren, RI on September 20, 2019 at the age of 98. She was the beloved wife of the late Theodore Pedersen for almost 76 years.
Ethel was born in New Bedford to the late Ethel Andrews and NB Fire Chief Milton Andrews. She was the mother of three children; the late Theodore C. Pedersen Jr., Barbara Allen (Pedersen), and Jonathan Pedersen. She was “Mom” to Janice and Paul Mandeville. In addition, she is lovingly remembered by her six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother, Raymond Andrews, and her sister, Barbara Seefeld (Andrews), with whom she shared her (sometimes adventurous) early years.
A graduate of NBHS class of 1939, she enjoyed her role as co-chair of the reunion committee and organized get-togethers until 2009’s 70th class reunion. Having worked at several local banks, her career ended with her retirement from Fairhaven Savings Bank where she was the Personnel Manager.
She loved her husband and their family. She enjoyed their sailboat in Mattapoisett Harbor, reading novels and the newspaper, and spending winters in Boca Raton, Florida.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 9am in the Pine Grove Cemetery, New Bedford.
To light a memorial candle, sign the online guestbook or for cemetery directions please visit www.hathawayfunerals.com