Old Lyme - Pauline Josephine Carbone, 91, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Salvatore Richard Carbone, who died in 1999, after 55 years of marriage.
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Pauline was born on Dec. 20, 1922, in Hartford, to Sebastian and Carmela (Faraci) Zappulla. She attended Hartford High School and graduated from the Hartford Trade School in 1942, with a hair dressing certificate. After finishing school, she opened Pauline's Beauty Shop in East Hartford.
She married Salvatore Richard Carbone on Nov. 27, 1944. They lived in Hartford until 1954, when they moved to Old Lyme. There they owned and ran Sam's Store. She was active in Christ the King Church. She enjoyed singing, dancing, and swimming, but most especially, spending time with her family.
Mrs. Carbone is survived by two sons, Frank S. Carbone and his wife, Nancy Carbone, of Colchester and Richard J. Carbone of Old Lyme; two daughters, Lucia P. Carbone of Old Lyme and Paula Jo Carbone and her husband, Daniel Silvia, of Sudbury, Mass.; two sisters, Mary Carlson of Middletown and Carol DiNatale of West Hartford; five grandchildren, Jennifer Carbone, Jesse Carbone, Emily Carbone Silva, Carmela Silvia, and Evan Silvia; and three great-grandchildren, Cody Tiffany, Olivia Catalano, and Ava Catalano.
She was predeceased by her son, Salvatore P. Carbone in 2006, and sisters Pasqualina Meli and Carmela Pellegrino.
A procession will assemble at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Beckwith Lane, Old Lyme, for a Mass of Christian Burial at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be at the Duck River Cemetery in Old Lyme. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the funeral home.
Please visit www.fultontherouxoldlyme.com for photos, tributes, directions, and service information.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pauline's memory to the Center for Hospice Care Southeast Connecticut, 227 Dunham St., Norwich, CT 06360.
Published in The Day on Aug. 12, 2014