First Lutheran Church

In Remembrance of Mary Haraldstad


Others We Remember

With great sadness we announce the passing of Mary Haraldstad this past Wednesday night. A Service of Christian Burial will be held at the Blanchard Funeral Chapel in Whitman, MA on Tuesday, January 14, at 11 a.m. followed by interment at Otis Cemetery in Bourne, MA. Further details are pending. Our FELC family extends our deepest condolences to Mary’s family.


Mary K. (Bulman) Haraldstad, 92, of Brockton, Massachusetts died January 8, 2020 after a long life. Born in Hanson in 1927, daughter of Joseph and Mildred (Willis) Bulman, one of five children. Wife of the late Andrew O.B. Haraldstad married for over 60 years.

She leaves behind 4 daughters, Gail Medeiros of Taunton, Donna Hoyt of Hanson, Lynne Trent of Brockton, Sandy Haraldstad of Taunton and Eric Haraldstad of Brockton. Also, mother to the late Robert Haraldstad and Elizabeth Loetterle. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Aside from raising 7 children, she had a career as a seamstress and a machinist. She enjoyed all kinds of arts and crafts, knitting and crocheting.

In the last seven years living at Connemara Assisted Living she helped to teach arts and crafts to other residents, participated in yoga and kept busy with other weekly activities, all while staying active in the neighboring First Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Her services will be held on Tuesday January 14th at 11 a.m. in the Blanchard Funeral Chapel, Plymouth Street (Rte. 58 @ the rotary circle) Whitman. Burial will follow in the MA National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 1:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Research Hospital. 501 St Jude Place, Memphis TN. 38105