Pauline C Pharr, 72, died at home June 25, after a 19 month battle with leukemia.
She leaves behind her husband of 51 years, Michael Pharr; two children, Simon Pharr and Charlotte Vishnyakov; her older brother, Joseph Hutnik, of LaGrangeville, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Born July 19, 1945, in Tarrytown, N.Y., she attended local schools, earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and two master’s degrees from Columbia and Stony Brook University, hence her nickname MA-MA.
For 25 years, Pauline and her husband worked together in the toy business. She then went on to teach at Suffolk Community College, attaining the rank of Adjunct Associate Professor of English as a Second Language.
Pauline was an active member of St Patrick’s R.C. Church of Southold. She was proud of her garden. She was well known for braided rugs, hand-knitted socks, nature photography, Scrabble and punning skills.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 29, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick’s R.C. Church, officiated by Father John Barrett. The Rite of Committal will be private at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to one’s favorite charity.
This is a paid notice.