Pauline Polacco Obituary

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Dear Paul & Staff - We cannot begin to express our gratitude to you for all you did to make the passing of Mom easier for us to get through. Every aspect was perfect, from making the arrangements, to making mom beautiful, to decorating with mom's things, the funeral and graveside. We will never forget your kindness and compassion during a very difficult time in our lives.
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Dear Paul & Staff - I wanted to thank you for all your help with my father, Howard Fox's funeral. We were so pleased with how everything was handled by you and your staff. Paul, I know that my niece really appreciated your guidance when she did the readings in church.
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Dear Paul and Staff - Jeff's passing was as much a shock for you, as for our family. Your kind, caring ways; your gentle guidance through those first few days after his death and ultimately through the calling hours and funeral - you never failed to be there when we needed you and continue to do so now. Our community is extremely fortunate to have you here to respond and assist families at such difficult times.
Joanne Fredenberg and Family

Dear Paul & Staff - Thank you for your compassion, kindness and professionalism during our time of loss and sorrow. We appreciate everything you did for our family.
Troy & Scott Ashdown and family

Paul and Staff - Thank you for all you did to make sure Harold was laid to rest with lots of love and dignity. I appreciate your kind, courteous and professional service.
Love, Dolores Leonard

Dear Paul,
Words cannot express how grateful my sister and I are for all you did for our father, Thomas Turck's, funeral. You and your staff were always professional, courteous and attentive to all of our requests. From the time that Joanne and I sat with you to discuss and finalize the details for the funeral, through the burial, you could not have made it easier for us, and your attention to detail was excellent. Our father would have appreciated all the military detail, including the Army insignia on the hearse and the presenting of the three flags at the cemetery.
Joanne and I both thank you!

Paul and Staff - Your compassion helped us deal with our loss, and your professionalism was unsurpassed in helping us plan his wake and service. It truly was a celebration of David's life.
Diane Blakley

Dear Paul and Staff - I just would like to thank you for your kindness that you gave to my husband John, during these sad times of losing both of his parents. The professionalism that you showed was outstanding but most of all your compassion and caring meant so much to us all.
Blessings & Prayers, Nancy & John Napoleon

Dear Paul and Staff - Kind, gentle, efficient, professional this is what you are. Sincere thanks for all that was done for Ella and our family.
In Sorrow, Paul Panesa

Pauline M. Polacco
Pauline M. Polacco

November 15, 2017
Resided in Kingston, NY


Pauline M. Polacco, 93, a lifelong resident of Kingston, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born in Kingston, she was a daughter of the late Roman & Katherine Dudek Gardecki.

Pauline worked for Skyline Manufacturing when she was younger. She then worked for many years at Wallace’s and Britt’s as the store cosmetician. She attended training for Charles of the Ritz and Estee Lauder products. She also worked at Trinkets Jewelry, was a substitute in the Kingston City School System, and worked in the copy room at Kingston High School.
Pauline was an original member of the Ulster County Adoration Chapel and a member of the Immaculate Conception Church Mother’s Club and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Ladies Society of Santa Maria.

She was always “dressed to the nines”, with her hair and makeup done perfectly. Although she was not well for some time, she was kind and witty to the end. Pauline’s favorite past time was baking cakes from scratch, and she was known for her famous pies. She also enjoyed cooking, especially for her grandchildren.

Pauline is survived by her two daughters, Diane Short and her husband Gary of Kingston, Tina Chambers and her husband Kevin of Kingston, five grandchildren, Gary Short, Shaun Smith, Cybill Cunningham, Kellie Chambers and Paul Chambers, three great grandchildren, Dylan, Kendyl and Cameron. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Johnny Polacco, whom she married on August 17, 1947 and who passed on September 20, 2010, five siblings, Mary “Mamie” Woinoski, Frank Gardecki, Walter Gardecki, John Gardecki and Rosalind Gavis.

Pauline will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Avenue on Sunday, November 19, 2017 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.

The funeral procession will form from the funeral home on Monday at 9:00 AM.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Church.

Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 467 Delaware Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401




Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home
411 Albany Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Sunday, November 19, 2017
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Church
467 Delaware Avenue
Kingston, NY US 12401
Monday, November 20, 2017
10:00 AM




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