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CONNORS, Paula A. (Nowak) Of Hingham, died at the age of 50, on October 8, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife and best friend of Matthew E. Connors. Loving mother of Sarah A. Connors, Matthew "Chuckie" E. Connors III, and Kelsey E. Connors, all of Hingham. Cherished daughter of Joseph T. and Pauline A. (Hebert) Nowak of Hingham and Naples, FL. Sister of Eileen M. Nowak of Newport, RI, Karen I. Barnette and her husband, David, of Carlsbad, CA, Mark L. Nowak and his wife, Shari, of Lake Worth, FL, and Marie P. MacGregor and her husband, Harold, of Nashua, NH. Daughter in law of Kathryn M. Connors of Osterville. Sister in law of Patrick M. Connors of Osterville. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Raised in West Springfield, MA, Paula attended Bentley College, earning both a BS in Accounting and MS in Taxation. Paula married her high school sweetheart, Matt, with whom she recently celebrated their 34 year love affair including 26 years of marriage. She resided in Hingham, MA with her family for the last 23 years. Paulas life was centered on her family as she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Her children, especially, brought her great joy in every aspect of their lives. As a passionate supporter of Catholic education and community, she spearheaded several fundraisers, organized charity events, and was otherwise intimately involved in her childrens experiences at St. Paul School, Notre Dame Academy, BC High, and the University of Notre Dame. An example of her immense generosity was her humanitarian work with the Notre Dame Haiti Program in Leogane, Haiti. Her work following the devastating earthquake was an experience that was especially satisfying. Paula was a lifelong swimmer and relished walking daily with her much loved golden retriever, Riley. She is remembered most for her faith in God and enthusiasm for life. To her, life itself was a reason to celebrate. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Sunday from 1-5 at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald St., (off Central St.), HINGHAM. A Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Resurrection, Hingham, at 10 AM, Monday, October, 14. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Daniel DeAngelo, MD Leukemia Research Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Suite 2050, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Please see www.Keohane.com for directions and online condolences.
Published in The Boston Globe from Oct. 11 to Oct. 12, 2013
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