Paula V Coulstring

Passed 09/17/2021

Paula V Coulstring

Passed 09/17/2021


Obituary For Paula V Coulstring

Coulstring, Paula Viktoria (Berger) of Hanson, formerly of Abington, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on September 17, 2021. She was 93. Devoted mother of Anton Trigler and his wife LeeAnn of Hanson, Alisa Valley and her husband Glenn of Hanson, Sonya Coulstring and her partner Carl Battis of Park City, Utah and the late Alec Coulstring, Jr. She was the daughter of the late Anton and Theresia (Langbrandtner) of Bad Hofgastein, Austria. Paula was the cherished grandmother (Omi) to Antonia Solitro (Trigler), Andreas Trigler, Annaliese Fodera (Trigler), Alexander Valley, Christopher Valley, Michaela Hendrickson and Andrew Hendrickson. Paula was also blessed with 4 great grandchildren Sofia, Luca, Seppe, and Gabriella. She had a special place in her heart for Amigo, the family chocolate lab dog who watched over her. In addition, Paula leaves one brother Erwin (out of 11 siblings) and his wife Anita of Bad Hofgastein, Austria. She was well loved by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends from America and Austria. She traveled yearly back to her home country until she was 91 years old.
Paula was born in a small village in Austria in 1928, one of 12 children. She came to the United States in 1961 after meeting and marrying her late husband Alec, whom she met in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Paula became an American citizen in 2003 and followed American politics regularly. She made family her passion every day. Paula (Omi, Mutti) was happiest when she was doing something for her children or grandchildren. She enjoyed singing, cooking many delicious Austrian foods, cleaning, ironing, sewing, working outside, and helping anyone that needed her help. She can be remembered by many for ironing everything, her generosity, loyalty, devotion to her family, devotion to her Catholic faith, kindness, and endless love. She prayed for all. She loved to bless her family, caretakers, Luann, Chrissy and Dianne and the dog daily. She went to church as often as she could and found joy when she attended the Lifeteen mass, where she could see the young teens celebrating mass together.
Relatives and friends are respectfully to attend the funeral service which will be held in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 392 Hanover Street, Hanover on Wednesday, September 22 at 9:00 am. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paula may be made to Lifeteen Smash c/o St. Mary’s Church, 392 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA 02339. See for online condolences.

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  • Miss you everyday mom!

  • To echo what our mother Gail Lenehan said, the Lenehan children are so lucky to have had Paula in our lives. We viewed her less as a nanny and more as a Grandmother. We will sincerely miss her but will always draw strength and profound joy from our memories of her.

  • A small ad for childcare in a local paper was answered by Paula on the luckiest day of our lives. She became our cherished family member, for years, and never stopped amazing us with her countless talents, energy, and uncommon sense. She made EVERYthing look easy, multi-tasking, and accomplishing more than any three people . She was with us for many years, and we never stopped telling her how much she meant to us. She had many stories of growing up in Austria, and how difficult life was. She ended up working in Brazil, where she met her Alex, He promised that when he returned to the US, he would send for her, and have a wedding dress for her....and he did just that. And the rest is history. I will always be indebted to Alisa and never forget her kindness in letting me say goodbye to Paula as her remarkable family gathered around her.

  • Sonya and family, Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, what a beautiful picture of her. From the stories I've heard from Sonya over the years, she was an amazing woman and will be dearly missed. We are thinking of you and sending prayers and love. Rhonda, Steve, and family

  • My deepest sympathy to Paula's family. I remember Paula's excitement for life... She was a sharing and caring sweet lady ....she was always kind and giving to her neighbors and friends. Paula was a gem... !!! One of a kind !!! May God bless you Paula in peace now ........Christine Jenney

  • Liebe Familie, Liebe Alisa!! Unser allerherzlichstes Beileid, zum Heimgang eurer Mama/Oma! Wir hatten gemeinsam einige schöne Stunden mit dir und Mama bei uns in Eschenau!! Möge sie in Frieden ruhen und die lieben Erinnerungen wie Sterne, ein Leben lang in euch weiterleuchten!! Herzlichst Mairhofer Greti

  • Toni and LeeAnn, my deepest sympathies. Sending loving energy to you and all the family. Blessings, Laura Willis

  • Sincere sympathy to all of you. Paula was a wonderful women, I was always amazed by her energy, strengthand kindness. She was always so nice to let all the neighborhood kids enjoy the pool and tennis courts. I have so many wonderful memories there. She was always doing something, I remember her being on the lower level sewing and ironing all the time. Sincerely, Lisa D'Amato

  • Dear Toni and LeeAnn, Lisa and Glenn, Sonya and Carl, our sincere sympathy to all of you during these difficult days. We wish you much strength. Aunt Paula was a very special person to us who will be greatly missed. Especially her positive attitude towards life, her courage and determination to tackle things and her tireless efforts to keep the family together have impressed us very much. She was thus both a role model and an inspiration. I fondly remember her going skiing on the Stubnerkogel at the age of 70. She had not skied for many years and I was very surprised when she called me and said "please meet me at the top, I am already there". Another memory that reflects her concern for others was when she told the Black police officer who stopped her car in the dark during a traffic stop , "Officer, you should wear white gloves, we can't even see you". There are many anecdotes that come to mind about Aunt Paula that I will always remember fondly. We will plant a tree for her in the new forest cemetery in Bad Hofgastein, so that Aunt Paula will forever have a place in her home country. Our thoughts are with you. With love Seppi, Anna, Benni and Birgit, who would have loved to meet Aunt Paula in person.

  • Unser Aufrichtiges Beileid, unsere Tante Paula wird immer tief in unserem Herzen in Erinnerung bleiben.

  • Aunt Paula, You were a wonderful aunt with the most interesting stories. You, uncle Alec, and young Alec are together again. Rest in peace. I will love and miss you always.

  • Dear Alisha Valley and Family, I am very sorry on the loss of your mother. Please accept my prayers for you all. Sincerely, Cathleen Salvaggi

  • RIP Mrs. Coulstring! Thanks for being our neighbor and always letting us use your backyard for swimming, tennis and basketball. I can still hear you yelling for ALEC! We had an awesome neighborhood and I am glad you were part of it. Thanks for being a great friend to Doris and AL. -Brian Griggs

  • Dearest Paula Thank you for our friendship,,best neighbors for many years,,long talks,,coffee at your house,,making all my curtains in our house,,helping clearing the woods in my yard,,giving me a baby shower for our expecting twins,,sharing your pool and making goodies for us all.You were like a Mom to me and I cherished going to your house and being with you for the last 2 years.We always had fun together, we laughed and cried together and you loved when I painted your nails and mine the same color..Thank you for my blessing when I was with you ."Thank you God ,Thank you God for Everything " I Thank God for You 💝 You will live in my Heart forever and I will be forever grateful for our love and friendship

  • Tony's Mom....I remember many fun afternoons in Abington at the pool...with Richard, Tony and left a smile on all you touched and it lasted a lifetime. You are in Heaven and at peace Karen C

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