It is with very heavy hearts that the Suttle/Bonnell families of Virginia Beach and the Power family of Ferndale Road, Jersey Side announce the passing of Pauline Theresa on December 18, 2019 at Sentara Princess Ann Hospital, Virginia Beach, U.S.A at 6:49 p.m. Polly, as she was affectionately called by her family, was a proud wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and aunt. Her family was her number one priority – the center of her life – and everything she did revolved around them.
Ever the adventurer, Pauline left home at an early age “to see the world” and spent many years stationed at various bases until finally settling in Virginia Beach. Even though small-town life could not contain her, home was never far from her mind and heart as she kept in constant touch by phone, mail, and regular trips. She loved to revisit old friends and haunts and to make new friends and memories that would help sustain her until her next visit. Always one to laugh and reminisce about the past, she did, however, live in the present and dealt with life as it unfolded.
Pauline was predeceased by (her in-laws) Orville and Inez Suttle, (her father) Michael T. Power and (her baby sister) Rita.
Leaving to mourn, with fond and loving memories is (her husband of twenty-seven years) Don, (son) Daniel, (grandson) Daniel, (brother and sister-in-law) Larry and Rachel, (mother) Clarissa, (sisters) Stella (Stan) and Ellen (Derm), (brothers) Jerome (Debbie), Joe (Laura), Tom (Anna), Lester (Valerie), Danny (Florence) and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Pauline’s earthly life, as we know it, with its many ups and downs is complete. A huge number of extended family and friends can’t help but smile when they think of her and how she touched their lives. She would not want to be remembered with tears and grief – when Pauline was around it was party time! Keep her in your thoughts by following in her footsteps and doing something nice for someone whenever you can – a smile, a hug, a call, be the first to say I love you, just reach out and be there – it’s the little things that count and go a long way in brightening someone’s day. She always wished the best for everyone and would do whatever she could to help and support as needed.
Pauline was cremated at Bucktrout Crematory in Williamsburg, Virginia on January 11, 2020. In fulfillment of her wishes, she was brought home and will be laid to rest in the family plot at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Placentia.
Visitation will take place at Coombs Funeral Home, Placentia as follows:
Friday, August 13, 2021 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, August 14, 2021 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, August 15, 2021 11:00 am – onward
A memorial service will be held at 2:30pm in Coombs Memorial Chapel with Father Jose Joaquin officiating.
There will be a social at The Star Hall, Placentia following the burial.
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