WINCHENDON - Pauline M. Rouleau, 80, of 380 Maple Street, died peacefully at her residence Thursday, April 6, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Rindge, NH on August 5, 1936, daughter of the late Clarence and Elvia (Devoid) Gordon and grew up in Rindge. Pauline was a resident of Winchendon for most of her life and was a graduate of Mount Wachusett Community College at the age of 60.
Pauline retired from Heywood Hospital at the age of 67. She had worked in its sterilization department and she once taught a class in sterilization at Mount Wachusett Community College. At an early age, she worked at the former Winchendon Dress Shop and later worked at Bards in Fitzwilliam, NH for many years and Open Arms Nursing Home for 20 years.
Pauline was an active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, which meant everything to her. She also enjoyed bird watching, gardening, working with her flowers and also making occasional trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.
She leaves her husband of 34 years, Joseph A. Rouleau; four children, Debra L. Cloutier and her husband Bruce of Winchendon, Linda M. Sawyer and her husband Chris of Phillipston, Brenda G. Keney and her husband Mark of Winchendon and Ernest Trombly III and his wife Lillian; three stepchildren, Donna Daniels of Rindge, Deborah Croft and her husband Brian of Burnham, ME and Sharon Rouleau of Rindge; 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her first husband Ernest Trombly Jr., died in 1979. In addition to first husband, she was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, Joseph Gordon, Hazel Wolski, Leon Gordon, Gladys Saraco, Hattie Sawyer, Lillian White, Ruth Blair and Doris Goodwin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 10 A.M. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 52 Spruce Street.
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 5 to 8 P.M.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 220 North Main Street Suite 104
Natick, MA 01760 for her great grandson, Landon Matewsky's team..