CARIBOU – Pauline M. Woods, 62, died Oct. 31, 2012, in Bangor. She was born July 24, 1950, in Caribou, the daughter of the late Eddie and Lottie (Guerrette) Belanger.
Pauline graduated from the Caribou school system and worked in retail for several years. She married Roy E. Woods, April 20, 1995. Pauline was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and was actively involved with Caribou CERT and numerous Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department functions, drills and events. She was a dedicated homemaker and will be fondly remembered for her sewing and crafting abilities. No one would know, probably not even Pauline, the many thousands of patches and name tags that she sewed on and the many uniforms that she mended for emergency responders from all over the county, usually with a smile and “I’ll catch you next time.” Pauline, like her mother, was a social butterfly. She truly enjoyed being around others and was most happy surrounded by her family and friends.
Surviving in addition to her husband and best friend of 22 years, Roy “Jack” Woods of Caribou, are her son, Scott Harmon of Caribou; her stepson, Darren Woods and his wife, Lisa, of Caribou; her stepdaughter, Karen Stack and her husband, Stacey, of Brewer; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Muriel and Ken Hartley of Caribou, Carolyn Parent of Connecticut and Judy and Don Snell of Caribou; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Hector and Sherri Belanger and Michael and Tammy Belanger, all of Caribou; seven grandchildren, Shawn Holmquist, Dustin and Brandon Woods, Amanda, Katie, Siera and Kenny Kimball; a great-grandson, Brady; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Andy and Shirley Dumas; a sister-in-law, Janet Woods of Caribou; and her special four-legged friends, Teddy, Molly and Chewy. In addition to her parents, Pauline was predeceased by her daughter, Kelly Holmquist; her friend, Alex; her grandson, Trevor Holmquist; and two brothers, Gary and Galen.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Parish of the Precious Blood, Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment will be at Northern Maine Veterans Cemetery. After the services, all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments at the parish hall. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mrs. Woods may do so through a charity to be determined by the family, care of Roy Woods, 19 Elmwood Ave., Caribou, ME 04736. Arrangements by Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou. www.mocklerfuneralhome.com