Age 75, of Cambridge, MA Formerly of St. Paul Passed away August 12, 2013 after a brief illness. Preceded in death by her mother, Charlotte Winterer Rubbelke. Survived by husband, Charles; children Andrea (Johan Rooryck), Nick (Caroline), Jessica (Nick Camerlenghi) and six grandchildren. Also survived by her father, Irvin Rubbelke, and her siblings Irene (Tom O'Ryan), Tom (Carol), Gary (Sue), and Deb (John O'Halloran) and 12 nieces and nephews; special cousin, Claudia Winterer Wagner, and special St. Paul friend, Rosie Hislop. Pauline was a 1956 graduate of St. Agnes and went on to attend Radcliffe College. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the London School of Economics before she received her PhD from Harvard University. Pauline was a long time professor of American History at MIT and author of many books. Her most recent book, "Ratification. The People Debate the Constitution 1787-1788" was listed by the WSJ as among the top ten books of the year and won her the prestigious George Washington book prize for "the best book on America's founding era". Although she was a scholar and an esteemed historian, Pauline remained a fun and humorful Minnesotan at heart and will be dearly missed. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service followed by a reception on Tuesday, September 17, at 7:00 at Cerenity Care Center, Marian of St. Paul at 200 Earl Street. Memorials preferred to St. Agnes High School, School Sisters of Notre Dame or Marian of St. Paul.
Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 15, 2013