Pauline Bombard, aged 92, passed away peacefully at her home on July 21st, surrounded by her daughters and extended family. Pauline, who lived at her Whately home for close to 60 years, was predeceased by her husband John Bombard in 2000.
Pauline is survived by her daughters, Jacqueline Siller and son-in-law, Russell Siller of Long Island; daughter Michele Hausman and son-in-law Richard Hausman of Soquel California, and daughter Denise Bombard of Whately; grandchildren Catherine Hausman, and Michael Stange; and her sister Ruth Farrington of Vero Beach, Florida.
Pauline, who was a woman ahead of her time, graduated from Catholic University in 1941; a long time nurse, she worked in Washington D.C., the Northampton VA and the Amherst Nursing Home. A devoted nurse, she attended to those troops who were injured in WWII. She taught nursing, and kept herself abreast of the latest developments in the health care field. She was a life long learner.
Pauline loved traveling to Maine and especially to France with her daughters. She loved to read the New York Times and solve the daily cross word puzzles. She enjoyed her garden and believed that ‘all weeds are wildflowers’ and loved her cat “Shady”, who accompanied her on her daily walks around her Whatley home.
Visiting hours will be held at the Wrisley Funeral Home in South Deerfield, Monday evening, July 23rd from 5 pm to 7 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 24 at 9:15 am from the Wrisley Funeral Home followed by a liturgy of Christian burial at 10 am at the Holy Family Church, located on Sugarloaf Street in So.Deerfield, celebrated by Fr. Philippe Roux, pastor. Burial will follow at Whately Center Cemetery.
Her family has requested that donations be made to the charities of one’s choice in Pauline’s memory.