Pauline Landry 89, of 350 Rathbun St. passed away on March 27, 2021 at Landmark Medical Center. Born on April 26, 1931 at 12 Auclair St., East Blackstone, MA, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Germaine (Dalpe) Landry. A devout Catholic, Pauline made her First Communion in 1936 and her Confirmation in 1943 at St. Louis Church. She attended St. Louis School from 1936 thru 1943 and then attended school in Coaticook, PQ Canada from 1944 - 1945. Upon her return from Canada in 1946, Pauline finished her schooling at St. Charles Parochial School. In her early years she was a member of St. Theresa’s Parish where she was a member of the Children of Mary and later the Ladies of St. Anne. Pauline then returned to St. Louis/All Saints Parish where she was a member of the St. Louis Chorale under the direction of Noel Pincince. She also served on the Parish Council, and volunteered for the “Feed My Sheep” Kitchen.
Pauline was active in many sports: softball at the Millerville Men’s Club in the 1940’s, bowling in the 1950’s and later golfing. But her passion was tennis, she played in Cumberland and was an excellent player.
Pauline went to work at Whiting & Davis in July of 1947 at the age of sixteen as a machine operator, she was eventually promoted to line operator, responsible for fifteen employees. She was an active member of her union, the United Steel Workers Association for over thirty years and also served as secretary. Pauline retired after forty-six years with Whiting & Davis in December of 1993 to provide care for her mother. She was honored with a surprise party hosted by the company owner Curtis Smith who presented her with a very special silver necklace. Also present was the president of the Steel Workers Association and many of her co-workers.
Pauline was received into the Associates of the Presentation of Mary in the fall of 2000. She was active and attended many meetings and retreats. She was a long term member of Curves and received awards for her regular and long term participation. She also enjoyed traveling and took several trips. Her favorite was to Florida where she would stay with family for 4-6 weeks during the winter and help to plan the Spring Family Reunion.
She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters Gabrielle (Bernell) Jordan, Muriel (David) Murray, and their only brother Robert M. Landry Sr.. She is survived by their only remaining sister Lucille (Roy) Ortner, and many nieces and nephews.
Due to Covid restrictions, her funeral under the direction of the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home will be held at a later date.
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