Faye A. (Patenaude-Tappa) Spooner, age 87

of Weymouth

Faye A. (Patenaude-Tappa) Spooner, age 87

Faye A. (Patenaude-Tappa) Spooner, age 87, a former longtime resident of Weymouth, died peacefully, Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Harbor House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Hingham, in the comfort of her loving family.

Faye was born in Rumford, Maine, to the late George and Josephine (Palleschi) Patenaude. Raised and educated in Quincy, she was a graduate of North Quincy High School, Class of 1953. She lived in Weymouth for thirty years, previously in Quincy.

She was proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the mid-1950s.

Faye was employed at the former Alumni Café in Quincy for over thirty-five years and later worked in food service at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth for ten years before retiring.

She was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Beloved mother of Charles Tappa of Braintree, Kevin P. Tappa of Hampton, N.H., and Hope C. Spooner-King of Braintree.

Loving grandmother of Marc Tappa and his wife Cheryl of Whitman, Jessica Baker and her husband BJ of Mesa, Ariz.

Cherished great grandmother of Zacory, Benjamin, Gabriella, James, Daniel, and Will.

One of six siblings, Faye was the sister of Carole Merritt and Gary Patenaude, and was predeceased by George Patenaude, Jr., Lois Otis, and Robert Patenaude. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Sunday, October 1, from 2 – 4 p.m. Funeral Services will be conducted at the conclusion of the wake, promptly at 4 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. On Monday, October 2, there will be a gathering at the funeral home from 10 – 10:30 a.m. Following this gathering, a procession will take place to Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree, for her interment, with military honors.

For those who wish, donations in Faye’s memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168 or to Beacon Hospice Care, 32 Resnik Road, Unit 3, Plymouth, MA 02360.


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  • Auntie Faye was a colorful, storyteller and joyous soul who loved to laugh. Her visits to our home in Maine on lake Maranacook were always fun filled and lively because that’s what she brought to the table. She and our dad Donald, and her aunt Caroline enjoyed telling stories of growing up in Rumford, Maine and summers on Roxbury pond with family and friend. She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

  • I never met your Mom as you know but I loved sending her some baked goods. She couldn’t understand why I would do that. She wrote me a thank you note, so cute. I told you to tell her I send her treats because I want to thank her for her service. She was a woman of substance, before her time. A Marine like my Dad. I can’t even imagine having a mother and father as Marines! You guys must be tough kids! May your beautiful mother rest in peace. Hope, you are/were a wonderful daughter to her. XO

  • Love you guys. The pizza tasted so much better when she served it.

  • My sincere condolences Faye was such a Great person always enjoyed see Faye always plenty of laughs RIP

  • I had the honor of working with Faye at South Shore Hospital. She always brightened our day! She was a lovely and caring woman. My deepest sympathies to her family.

  • I’m sorry for your loss Hope, Rest in sweet peace Faye

  • So Very Sorry For Your Loss. Remember Faye Fondly From Our Alumni Days.

  • Charlie, Hope, and family,
    I send sincere sympathy to you on the passing of Faye (“don’t forget that E”). I’ll always remember her quick wit, laugh, and deep love for her family. She was one in a million. May she rest in eternal peace and may you all be comforted by the good memories you shared and how proud she was of you both.
    – Jan