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Pauline A. Pelkey

1933 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Pauline A. Pelkey Obituary

Pauline A. Pelkey, 80 of Portland, wife of Richard J. Pelkey passed away Sunday July 27, 2014 at Middlesex Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Leon and Beatrice (Trudell) Robida. Born on October 18, 1933 in Middletown, she was a lifelong Portland resident, and was a dispatcher for the Town of Portland for 30 years until her retirement. As a member of St. Mary Church, she volunteered teaching First Communion to the children under Sister Ida and Sister Laura Marie for many years. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, David Libby of Ormond Beach, FL, daughters, Diane (Libby) Haley of Carlisle, PA and Laurie Ganem of Newington, a brother, Raymond Robida and his wife, Gloria of Hartford, sister, Doris Gyllenhammer and her husband, Edward of Portland, 6 grandchildren, Eric, Michael, Amanda, Karen, Steven and Alyssa, 4 greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Kevin Libby, a brother, Frederick Robida and by a sister, Lorraine Carson. Funeral services will be held Friday August 1, 2014 with a Mass at 10AM at the Church of St. Mary 51 Freestone Ave Portland. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Portland. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 4 to 6PM at Portland Memorial Funeral Home 231 Main St Portland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Portland Fire Dept P.O. Box 71 Portland, CT. 06480. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.portlandmemorialfh.net

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 29, 2014
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