Pauline "Paulie" Evelyn Church

  • Born: August 30, 1924
  • Died: December 2, 2017
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Cremation Society of New Hampshire

243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Tel. (800) 493-8001

Tribute & Message From The Family

Pauline "Paulie" E. Church of Manchester, NH died peacefully on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Catholic Medical Center after a period of declining health. She was surrounded by her family whom she loved dearly.

She was born in Old Town, ME, on August 30, 1924, daughter of Cato and Nellie Meader.

Paulie was a shining example of living life with a positive loving attitude. Getting together with her family was her greatest joy. She enjoyed reading, hobbies and her passion was watching "Dancing with the Stars" and "her Max". She thoroughly enjoyed writing a monthly column in the "Meetinghouse Moments" at The Meetinghouse at Riverfront where she lived in her later years and where she had many friends and had much respect.

In her life she had the opportunities to live in Portland, ME; Peabody, MA; Troy, MI; Boxford, MA; Londonderry, NH; and her beloved cottage on Back Lake in Pittsburg, NH, where she loved snowmobiling with her husband and family. She loved her trips to Italy with her husband and spoke of them often.
Most of all her love was her family. She had great pride in her four sons, their wives, her seven grandchildren and her six great-grandchildren who brought her great joy in her later years.

Left to remember her love are her four sons and their families: Peter D. Church and wife, Linda, of Punta Gorda, FL; Paul G. Church and wife, Cindy, of Manchester, NH; Donald H. Church III and wife, Debbie, of Weare, NH; and Dana T. Church and wife, Julie, of Goffstown, NH. Her grandchildren: Catherine Church Li and husband, Ben; Lisa Church and husband, Devon; Diana Church Flahive and husband, Michael; Timothy Church and wife, Melissa; Bethany Church McCauley; Donald H. Church IV; and Christopher Church.

Her great-grandchildren include Gavin and Ethan Li, Madison and Andrew Flahive, Lily Church, and Rowan McCauley. She also leaves many nieces and nephews in Maine.

Paulie was predeceased by her loving husband, Donald H. Church Jr.; her sister, Virginia Boyle, of Old Town, ME.; and her sister, Dorothy MacDonald of Dover-Foxcroft, ME.

The family would like to thank the staff of The Meetinghouse at Riverfront in Manchester, NH, and Bedford Hills Center in Bedford, NH, for the care given to her in her later years.

A gathering will be held Thursday, December 7th at 11am at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH with a memorial service at 12pm. In lieu of flowers Paulie has requested contributions to the Leukemia Society in memory of her late husband, Donald.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear members of Paulie's family,
We are so sorry to read of her death and wondered why we did not receive her greeting and news of the family by now.
We had many fun times with Paulie and Don during Olivetti days, many visits to each other's homes, and our son, Matt was born one month before Dana as well as Kristin McGloin one month before Matt. Much sympathy to you all and your love surrounded her always.
Carolyn and Jim Martinelli, Madison,CT

Posted by Carolyn and Jim Martinelli - Madison, CT   December 23, 2017

There are no words to express what Paulie meant to me. She was a beautiful person inside and out.It was an honor to know her and be a part of her life. I willaleays remeber her and whenever I see butterflies she will come to mind and be in my heart always.

Posted by Michelle Bissonnette - Meetinghouse, NH   December 08, 2017

Sending prayers, hugs and love your way. Always enjoy her memories...

Posted by Mike and Sharon Kizner - Naples, FL - Friend   December 07, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Paulie was such a wonderful person and she will remain in my heart forever. I am grateful I had the opportunity to know and love her.
My heartfelt condolences to your family.
Elizabeth (Meetinghouse At Riverfront)

Posted by Elizabeth Geddes - Manchester, NH   December 05, 2017

Blessings to the family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Suzanne and Arthur Melker

Posted by Suzanne&Arthur Melker - Roseburg, OR - Family Friend   December 05, 2017

May you all have many wonderful memories to make you smile and lift your hearts..

Posted by Sue Boomhower - Hampstead, NH - Neighbor   December 04, 2017

I've had the pleasure of knowing Paulie for the past 7 years. She was one of my mom's most favorite friends and "partner" in their weekly card games at the Meeting House. My daughter and I both fondly remember the day Paulie taught us how to play "Skip-bo" and how we spent the afternoon with her playing cards. I know my Mom will miss her deeply, and as is deeply saddened by her passing. She touched so many lives, and will be truly missed.
Our sincere condolences on your loss,
Kim Draper & Family
(Betty Kruger's daughter)

Posted by Kimberly Goffstown - NH, NH   December 04, 2017

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