Pauline A. Deschenes, 87, of Pembroke passed away on September 22nd after battling Alzheimer’s for several years with her loving family by her side.
Daughter of the late Isabel and Harold Paulsen, Pauline had an adventurous life and was well loved by all her family and friends. She highly valued education and completed several masters’ degrees, and worked as a teacher, counselor, business administrator, and mutual fund administrator. Pauline enjoyed traveling the world, gardening, music, dancing, playing tennis, basketball, and cards.
Pauline was born August 2, 1936 in Boston, MA and grew up in Dorchester. She was proud of her Norwegian heritage. Pauline married the late Joseph E. Deschenes in 1959. They moved to Pembroke in 1967 where Pauline became a life-long resident.
She is survived by her two daughters, Alison Deschenes and her husband Gary Hermenau and Karen Mangone (late husband, Larry Mangone), her brother Paul Paulsen and his wife Claire, and nephew Kurt Paulsen. She was predeceased by her son, Steven Deschenes, her brother, Harold Paulsen and her sister, Dolores Paulsen.
Pauline is also survived by her grandchildren, Jaclyn Mello, Michael Deschenes, Rachel Mangone and Sarah Mangone, as well as her great grandchildren, Ryan Mello and Gracie and Jude Kisiel.
Services will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Cancer Society.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Pauline
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Shepherd Funeral & Cremation Service - Kingston