Paula B. Knudsen


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Bar Harbor - Paula B. Knudsen, 81, died June 3, 2019 in Bar Harbor. She was born May 19, 1938 in Bar Harbor, the daughter of Herman Leroy and Nelda Mildred (Soper) Blaisdell.
Paula graduated in 1956 from Gilman High School, Mt. Desert. From 1960-1963 she served in the U.S. Army as a Registered Nurse. Paula met her husband, Walter H. Knudsen Jr. while in service at Fort Bragg. They were married September 2, 1961 and moved to Seal Harbor in 1976 with their children upon Walters retirement.
Paula was employed at MDI Hospital as an RN and worked there for many years. She served on the Mt. Desert Nursing Association board of directors and also served as a visiting nurse for them. She was also a member of the MDI Zoning Board, the Seal Harbor Cemetery Association, the American Legion #107, Northeast Harbor and St. Jude Episcopal Church of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor.
Paula loved cooking and entertaining for big family dinners. She enjoyed knitting and rug hooking and she also loved to spend time at camp on green lake. Her outdoor activities included gardening and feeding the birds.

She is survived by her children, Pamela Bell and husband Paul DuPerry of Hudson, Jennifer Tully and husband Dennis of St. Paul, MN and Curtis Knudsen Sr. of Gouldsboro; her brother, Richard Blaisdell of Bar Harbor, grandchildren; Kelsey Schmersal and husband Jeremy, Jordan Bell, Brynn Knudsen and partner Aaron Robidoux and Curtis Knudsen Jr.; great grandchildren; Blake Bell, Sadie Schmersal, Renesmae and Jase Walter Knudsen and Alijah Robidiox. She was predeceased by her husband Walter and a son, Walter H. Knudsen III.

Memorial services will be held 2:00PM Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Interment will be at Seal Harbor Cemetery.
Contributions in Paula's memory may be made to the Seal Harbor Cemetery Association, c/o Steve Pinkham, PO Box 74, Seal Harbor, ME 04675.
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Amy Fernald Adcock
Jul 03, 2019
Jennifer and family,I have many fond memories of birthdays and sleepovers at the Knudsons.Both your parents were great people.I'm praying for peace for you at this time.My love to you all,thinking of you.
Jennifer (Smith) and David Feltwell
Jun 09, 2019
Thinking of all of you as you remember the wonderful life and fond memories of your Mom. Sending our best wishes. Jennifer and David ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒบ
Donna D
Jun 07, 2019
Sending Prayers๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป and Condolences to you and your Family.
Love your friend Donnaโค๏ธ
Tucson, Az
Roberta Ell and Robert Sherwood
Jun 06, 2019
To Richard, Pam, Jennifer and Curtis,
Our condolences to your family. My Dad and I have many happy memories of times spent with Paula and her family at Green Lake. She had a fun sense of humor and a great laugh. I remember Paula's kindness to my mother when she had cancer. May your happy memories bring you comfort at this sad time.
Laura Thomas
Jun 05, 2019
To Richard, Pam, Jennifer and Curtis:
My heartfelt sympathy to you and your families on your loss. I have many happy memories of time spent at Green Lake at the Blaisdell/Knudsen camps. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. You will always carry Paula in your heart. Treasure your memories. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
The Olsen Family
Jun 05, 2019
You were a wonderful lady, everyone who knee you was blessed by your love, rest in heaven and send our love.
Kristin Stolte
Jun 05, 2019
Jen, keeping you and your family close in thought and prayers during this difficult time.
Jun 05, 2019
I miss you ! ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ’Ÿ
I love you! ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ’Ÿ
John and Sharon Burns
Jun 04, 2019
Condolences to the Knudsen family.