MANCHESTER - Pauline Elizabeth Poirier, 94, died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Bel-Air Nursing Home, in Goffstown.
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Pauline was born on March 26, 1918, in Saint-Célestin, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Jean Baptiste Poirier and Delia Cyr Vincent.
She moved to Manchester at the age of 16. At that time she lived with her maternal aunt, Rose Vincent, who owned a boarding house on the west side of Manchester. In addition to helping her aunt with the boarding house she worked for a period of time as a nanny and traveled with the family she worked for. She also was employed for several years at JF McElwain.
Pauline and her husband, Arthur Joseph Poirier, of Lowell, Mass., were married in 1950. They raised their family of four at 19 Summerside Ave. Pauline was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother working at home.
She volunteered at a local school helping children read. She was a devout Catholic and a member of both the Ladies of St. Anne of Sacred Heart Parish and the Catholic Womens' War Veterans Association.
She enjoyed wintering in Bradenton, Fla., for some years with her husband. They enjoyed traveling, including many USS Ashland ship reunions. Her main interest was support of her family but included watching travel and cooking shows and dining out.
She is lovingly remembered by her children, Richard Poirier of Manchester, Phillip Poirier of Manchester, Suzanne Beaudet and husband, Ronald Beaudet of Newport, David Poirier and wife, Donna of Hooksett and her five grandchildren, Ryan Poirier and wife, Emily of Hinesburg Vt,, Nathan Poirier of Concord, N.C., Amie White of Meredith, Theresa French and her husband, Mathew French of Middletown, Conn., and Paul Beaudet of Newport.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur on March 27, 1999, as well as her brother, Jean Paul Poirier, and her two sisters, Bertha Vincent and Jeanne Helie, all from Quebec Canada.
The family would like to thank the staff of Bel-Air Nursing Home in Goffstown for their loving care of Pauline.
SERVICES: A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover St., corner of Union Street, in Manchester. A memorial service will follow in the chapel at 3 p.m.
To view an online memorial please go to www.csnh.com. The Cremation Society of NH is in charge of the arrangements.
Cremation Society of New Hampshire – Manchester
243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Feb. 14, 2013