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. e 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 www.saundersdwyer.com.
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Published in The Sentinel from Oct. 22 to Oct. 29, 2013