OLD TOWN and SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Pauline Stuart Ghazaleh died peacefully and with dignity on Aug. 10, 2013, on her 90th birthday, surrounded by family and friends. She was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Bradley, the daughter of Henry Stuart and Mary (Brangwynne) Stuart.
She graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in 1945. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Societies, as well as Delta Kappa Gamma Honorary Education Society. Pauline served as a teacher at Lincoln High School in Lincoln before moving to California, where she met her husband. She was an elementary school teacher in Alum Rock school district for 32 years. She loved her many school children and her teaching profession. She was also a member of CA Retired Teachers and Catholic Daughters of Americas in San Jose, Calif. A resident of San Jose, Calif., and Santa Clara, Calif., since 1955, Pauline loved teaching, books, music, her many friends and as she would say, “Nature, her lifelong companion in all of its glory.” She had been a lifelong humanitarian and was fervently loved by her residents, friends and family.
Pauline’s goal was to “make it” to her 90th birthday and she did, by East Coast time. Held by her son, Timothy, late night Aug. 9, she passed into the spiritual world through God’s blessing.
Pauline was predeceased by her parents; her son, David; a baby brother, “Bunny”; and a stepbrother, Robert. She is survived by her son, Timothy Ghazaleh of Pleasanton, Calif.; her sister, Lois Stuart Morin of Old Town; two half sisters, Charlene Burns and Norma Rand; stepsister, Patricia Champeon of Glenburn; stepbrother, Lloyd Arnold of Antioch, Calif.; cousins, Faith Dionne, Gloria and Alden Brangwynne and Mabel Welch; niece, Kathleen Moran of Madison, Miss.; nephew, Mark Morin of Augusta, Ga.; and also special friends, Karen and Paul Angaranno of San Jose, Calif.
In memory please make a donation to your favorite charity in Pauline’s name.