Tomlinson, Pauline Pauline Tomlinson, age 57, of Woodbridge, CT, died Monday, July 26, 2004, at CT Hospice in Branford. She was the wife of Michael C. Tomlinson & the daughter of the late Earl and Julia Parker Cipperley and was born on December 6, 1946 in Washta, IA. Pauline is survived by her daughter Julie Marcinko and her husband Peter of Ansonia, son Scott Tomlinson and his wife Adrienne of Derby and grandson Eric Marcinko. She was the sister of Lanny Cipperley, Wanda Paska and Phyllis Newman of Ida Grove, IA and Jean Roberson of Cherokee, IA . She was predeceased by Eldon Cipperley of Washta, IA. Pauline worked in the administrative office at Pond Point Health Care Center in Milford and she worked as a secretary at Heffner Ind. in Woodbridge. Pauline was a 30 year member of the Woodbridge Grange and active on the national and state level. She was also the Church School Secretary at the First Church of Christ, Woodbridge, a Brownie Leader, a Treasurer of the Woodbridge Community Garden Club and volunteered with the homebound. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 29 at 10 AM at the First Church of Christ, Woodbridge. Friends may call Wednesday, July 28 from 4-8 PM at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 WHITNEY AVENUE, HAMDEN, CT. Memorial Contributions may be sent to The Father Michael J. McGivney Center For Cancer Care, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511.

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  1. .Family. has so many meanings in the dictionary and I am about to add another special one to the list. .Close-Knit.. From day one I knew our family was special and close. Our mom and Dad would always make sure we would remain that way throughout their lifetime here. When Pauline was born in the the family I knew it was even more special. The many memories her and I have shared. Being a big sister, babysitter, advisor and especially a friend when joy and sadness was present. I will treasure the memories even more throughout the remaining days that I have. Thank you so much for loving Pauline and making her happy and being there by her side 24/7. The love, dedication and compassion you have always shown her and all our families. We are truly blessed. Keep in touch and let us keep .close-knit. in the dictionary always. Love you all. Phyllis

  2. Dear Mike and Family, I\’m sorry to hear of your loss; I remember the first time I saw you and Pauline together dancing the night away at company party and I thought– what a happy couple; and some times talking with her when she called for you and sharing little things that probably never mattered to anyone. I pray for you and your family during this sad time. God Bless and Keep you Marge Hodge

  3. Dear Mike and Family, My heart goes out to you all. I\’m sorry I can\’t be there but my thoughts and prayers are with you always. You and Pauline have been such wonderful friends to me and I could never thank you enough. She meant the world to me and she will be missed. God Bless you all, Karla, Ken, Colton & Katie

  4. I guess I don\’t know what can be said in this form. Our family has been blessed and I don\’t know of any another family that is as close as our family is. It\’s all because of our parents, Aunt Pauline, Wanda, Phyllis, Jean and my dad Lanny that have kept us close. Not every family can say they can go on vacations, cruises and spend every weekend together and drive each other nuts. I hate it that I couldn\’t see my aunt and family before she went to a better place and doesn\’t have to feel the pain anymore. I\’m sure my family will celebrate her life in fashion this week and I wish I could be there. Remember that you have Pauline everyday when you look at Eric and soon when you look at new baby Tomlinson. Love you all!!!

  5. I worked with Pauline at Pond Point. She was a lovely caring lady. Good to everyone. Her memories will live on. My prayers are with you in this difficult time. Joan

  6. I\’m so sorry for your loss. I met Pauline in a chat room 6 years ago. We had in common, working in a nursing home and our children. Life is short and many times so unfair. Pauline\’s goodness came through to me and she will shine in heaven. Sylvia

  7. I\’m so sorry that I couldn\’t attend the celebration of Aunt Paulines life. I say celebration because she had a wonderful life. It may have ended much much sooner then we all expected but she lived it to her fullest. I did get to see her two weeks prior to her departure and I must say it was the best trip I\’ve ever taken. I didn\’t get to see my aunt full of life but I did get to still see her alive, and for that I\’m forever grateful. Thank you so much Mom (Phyllis) for giving me that chance. I knew it had to deal with life and death, even though death was the final outcome I\’m glad I got to spend 5 days with her. I\’m truly blessed for having made that trip. Her whole family has been blessed and she would be the first one to say that. I can\’t even express to anyone how lucky I am to be in the family I am. I have down times, god knows I have them, I\’m having them right now with the loss of a dear dear aunt and the loss of a boyfriend but knowing that I\’m a part of this family helps me move on everyday of my life. I know everything is possible in God\’s eyes and granted I know sometimes I don\’t see that but I know he has a plan for me and Aunt Pauline will be helping with my future plans. I\’m there with you in spirit Mike, Julie, Scott, Pete, Adrienne and Eric through your pain. Know that I love you everyday and know that I loved Pauline. May God bless you and keep you all safe.

  8. It has been a privilege to know Pauline and count her as a dear friend. Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to you Mike and the family at this sad time.

  9. Mike and All. We are thinking of you at this time. We enjoyed seeing you at Lanny\’s. Our Sympathy, Ray and Fran

  10. Mike and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you all. I will rememner you all in my prayers. God Bless you all. Carol

  11. Mike and family, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. I am very sorry to hear this news. I know this has been a very long hard and sorrowful road in your life. God bless you and your family, as you are all in my prayers. With love from your friend, Maggie

  12. Pauline was such a lady!I am grateful that she has found her peace. I worked with her for many years at Pond Point.Pauline always spoke well of everyone…….no matter what was flying around the workplace.If you tried to share some gossip, she changed the subject!….Sometimes that was annoying!.Smiling here. I hope that all of her family members and her friends will find comfort knowing that her spirit and her goodness will shine on.

  13. So sorry as you know. Pollywog will be kept alive in our hearts. She taught me to be spontanious. So willing to just go with the flow. She got me addicted to many online games!!!!! I will miss the big smile she always greeted me with. We shared a love for ebay too. I will miss you. This website would be right up her alley. Pollywog…see ya when I see ya. thanks for Pumpkin!

  14. To Mike, Julie and Scott, I was so sorry to get the message that Pauline had passed on. I didn\’t know that she was in Hospice and that her end was so near. You all must be grieving and I join you. Pauline was Ed\’s right hand in Hafner Industries for many years. He should be one of the ones to welcome her to that better place where there is no pain. I\’ll see you tomorrow at the memorial service. Jan

  15. You are all in my thoughts and prayers today. She had a full life….because of her wonderful family!! God BLess

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