Constance Olaussen Pallatroni
Constance Olaussen Pallatroni, wife of the late Henry F. Pallatroni Jr., and late Frank M. Suzan, passed away peacefully at Langdon Place in Exeter, NH on Aug. 18 surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Henry and Marie Olaussen, January 13, 1934, sister to the late Henry and Swen Olaussen and Elizabeth Chase. She is survived by her children: Nancy Keating and her husband Chris of Milton, Jane Chandler and her husband Chris of Edgartown, Sarah Pallatroni and her partner, David Schuster of Chilmark, and Dr. Henry F. Pallatroni III and his wife, Justine of North Hampton New Hampshire. She leaves behind ten grandchildren and was eagerly awaiting the birth of her first great granddaughter in September.
Connie was a long-time, beloved kindergarten teacher at Center School in Mattapoisett. She was an active member, supporter and trustee of the Mattapoisett Public Library, a long time member and former Deacon of the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, and spent many years as a Samaritan’s Crisis Line Volunteer in Fall River. She was an avid gardener, baker, voracious reader and loved playing her piano each day.
For 53 years, she lovingly raised her family at 3 Lebaron Way in Mattapoisett, the home built by her husband and his partner, Robert Gingrass. Mattapoisett was her beloved town, woven into the fabric of her daily life: daily walks to Ned’s Point; teaching her children to swim and sail on its shores; and showing her grandchildren the value of salt air at “Rock Beach,” the family beach on Seamarsh Way. She travelled the world with her children and grandchildren, always to return to her beloved Mattapoisett and her home, an endless beacon of happiness, unconditional love and comfort for her and her family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made on her behalf to the Mattapoisett Congregational Church.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Mattapoisett Congregation Church on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. Her burial will follow at the Pine Island Cemetery. Visiting hours are omitted. Arrangements are with the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. For online guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.