Pauline Yanishewsky Bellinghiri, 76, a native and lifelong resident of Rockville, died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at her daughter's home in Union Bridge, Md.
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She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen S. Bellinghiri. Pauline was actively involved with the Auxiliary of Rockville General Hospital, a life member. She was also the manager of the Rockville Hospital Gift Shop for eight years. She taught CCD classes at St. Joseph Church, served as president of the St. Helen's Society and Christmas Bazaar chairlady. Pauline was involved with Girl Scout Troop 54 and served as secretary at the Youth Services Bureau. She was employed at Maple Street School cafeteria for 21 years. She was a member of the Birthday Club with her dear friends Joann, Sandy, Helen, Barbara, and Linda.
She is survived by daughter, Maryann, and her husband, John Priddy, of Union Bridge, Md.; son, David of Norwich and hunting dog, Raven; son, James, and his wife, Janine, of South Hero, Vt.; and daughter, Teresa, and her husband, Paul Wollenberg, of Farmington. Pauline leaves seven beloved grandchildren, Catherine and Christopher Ford of Maryland, Gus, Patrick, and Abby Wollenberg of Connecticut, Max and Cody Bellinghiri of Vermont. She also leaves her pen pal, Helen Yeoman of Cardenden Fife, Scotland, for 60 plus years, and her husband, Ron; children Susan, Neil, Pamela, Peter; grandchildren, Megan, Mark, Francesca, and Finnely.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Pauline's life on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at St. Joseph Church in Rockville. The family will welcome friends at 10 a.m. with the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11 a.m. followed by the burial at St. Bernard Cemetery, Rockville.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Rockville General Hospital, Eastern Connecticut Health Network Community Healthcare Foundation, 71 Haynes St., Manchester, CT 06040. For online condolences please visit
Published in Journal Inquirer from Sept. 4 to Sept. 8, 2013