PEMBROKE – Pauline Louise Stanhope, 65, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. Pauline was born Dec. 26, 1945, in Calais. She graduated from Pembroke High School as valedictorian, Class of 1963. She married F. Eugene Stanhope, Aug. 10, 1963, in Pembroke. After raising her two sons, Pauline began working as a secretary for Calais Regional Hospital and later with Eastport Health Center, retiring in 2008. She was also significant in the operation of Stanhope’s Mobil, Pembroke, with her husband and father-in-law. Pauline was very community oriented. She was active with Pembroke Fourth of July Committee, Pembroke School Board, assisted with writing the Pembroke History Book for its 150th anniversary, den mother for Cub Scouts, Rebekah’s, Grange and drove area children from their basketball practice at Washington Academy. She was a member of Iron Works United Methodist Church, and enjoyed camping, making wreaths, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Pauline was predeceased by her husband, F. Eugene Stanhope; her father, Ernest Mains; a brother, Dale Mains; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gladys and Milton Stanhope. Surviving are her mother, Marguerite Mains of Pembroke; two sons, Kevin Stanhope and his wife, Paula, and Mark Stanhope and his wife, Michelle, all of Pembroke; four grandchildren, Shelby and Candace Stanhope of Pembroke, Justin Stanhope and his companion, Emily Edgecomb, of Ellsworth, and Matthew Stanhope of Pembroke; a brother, Dennis Mains of Pembroke; brother-in-law, Richard Stanhope and his wife, Janice, of Pembroke; nephew, Greg Stanhope and his wife, Dawn, of East Hampton, Conn.; niece, Diane Bailey and her two children, Courtney and Chelsea, of East Hartford, Conn.; special cousins, Dorothy Johnson of Baileyville and Helen Brown of Pembroke; great-aunt, Estella Johnson of Baileyville; many other extended family members; and her feline companion, Baby. A celebration of Pauline’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 10310, Portland, ME 04104. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.
PAULINE L. STANHOPE
Posted Dec. 29, 2010, at 7:42 p.m.