NEWPORT - "Newport's Oldest Citizen"
Pauline S. Paine, 103, passed peacefully in the Lord's arms January 18, 2015. She was born February 14, 1911, in Woodland, Washington County, one of six children to Randall and Janie (Shirley) Ewing. Polly lived most of her younger years in Millinocket with her uncle and aunt John and "Minnie" McMann. She graduated from Stearns High School in Millinocket and from Presque Isle Normal School (Teacher's college). Polly taught in a one room school house in Chester. She married Lyndall Paine and together ran IGA stores in Lincoln and Mattawamkeag. They moved to Newport in December 1946 and worked together in real estate until retirement.
She was the oldest member of the People's United Methodist Church, where for many years she enjoyed working at the annual antique show and making chicken pies. Larry Gray remembered her as the official "gravy stirrer". She also enjoyed the children, teaching Sunday School for many years.
"Grammy Polly" was very proud of her 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn (Paine) Hawthorne; granddaughters Lynn Malynowski and Kim Miller; grandsons, Mike and Kelly Hawthorne; great grandchildren, Ben, Jacob and Michaela Hawthorne; daughter in law Clis Paine and her daughters Sandy Buckland and Sharon O'Leary; 1 brother, Thomas Ewing; several nieces and nephews.
Pauline was predeceased by her husband Lyndall Paine, stepson Malcolm Paine, brothers Ken, Norman, and Archie, and sister, Myrtle Ewing.
A memorial service will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, January 23rd, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, with the Rev. Ellen Bridge officiating. Interment will be in the Millinocket Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport Food Bank, 26 High Street, Newport, ME 04953. Those who wish may leave an online guest register at www.CrosbyNeal.com