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Pauline Pass

Active Member of Stratford Community

Pauline Pass, 96, died October 30 at 3030 Park Health Center, Fairfield. Born in New Haven, on November 24, 1908, she was the daughter of Lena and Benjamin Dorman.

She is survived by her three daughters, Karen Elias of Lock Haven, Penn., Barbara Hanson of Gilford, and Wendy Aldrich of Leominster, Mass.; four grandsons, Daniel Hanson of Sandy Hook, Rob Elias of West Orange, N.J., Eric Elias of Manchester, and Julian Elias of Urbana, Ill.; and eight great-grandchildren.

After graduating from Hillhouse High School in New Haven, she studied humanities at Connecticut College in New London and at the University of Chicago. Married to Art Pass, who worked for the American Oil Company, she was a secretary and administrative assistant for 16 years for the municipality of White Plains, N.Y. She was a former resident of Oronoque Village, Stratford, and 3030 Park, Bridgeport. A lifelong volunteer, she played piano for a weekly musical hour at Lord Chamberlain nursing facility in Stratford and later for 3030 Park in Bridgeport.

While living in Stratford, she served as a president of Crime Watch, as a chair of the Stratford Day Program for Crime Watch, as president of the Stratford Community Organizations Council, as a member of the continuing education committee for the Stratford Board of Education, member of the Sister Cities Exchange, and a member of the Stratford Republican Town Committee. In addition she founded the Stratford Parkinsons Support Group in 1985 and served as its chair for ten years. A core group of 25 people from seven communities in the greater Bridgeport region, including both people with Parkinsons and their caregivers, they served as educators and as an important source of support for the community.

Her hobbies included swimming, traveling, and reading. She believed that “as long as you live, there’s always something new for you to learn.” She was designated a Woman of Substance by the Connecticut Post in 1993.

Funeral services were held on November 2 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Trumbull, with the Rev Emil A. Witschy officiating. Burial was in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y. Arrangements by the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Trumbull.

Memorial contributions may be made to Share the Hope, c/o Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 5995 Main Street, Trumbull 06611.

The Newtown Bee        November 4, 2005

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