Pauline E. Themea

Sunrise: October 27, 1938

Sunset: October 6, 2020

Pauline Elizabeth Themea was born in Woburn, Massachusetts on October 27, 1938, the seventh of 10 children born to the late William and Elizabeth Plunkett. She passed away unexpectedly on October 6, 2020 at the age of 81. Pauline was educated in the Woburn Public School system where she was a All American high school sprinter. After
leaving high school; Pauline worked at RCA, and was instrumental to the technical building of Apollo 7 and later working for the Cambridge Housing Authority She moved from Woburn to Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In her leisure Pauline enjoyed her Boston teams especially the New England Patriots Pauline had a passion for football whether Rec league, High School or College football. Football was your conversation all year long. Pauline was a long member of Union Baptist Church where she was a choir member with her seven sibling sisters After retiring from Cambridge Housing Authority she and her late husband Manuel moved to Norfolk Virginia to escape the harsh Massachusetts’ winters and to be close to grandchildren.

Pauline was a proud member of Calvary Revival Church Norfolk since 2008. She enjoyed Praise and Worship proportion of the service and of course the Word of God Pauline is survived by her elder son Juan Aponte Jr (wife Eliza) of Norfolk Virginia and son Colin Christopher Gardinier of Revere, Massachusetts, and the memory of the late Dana Colin Gardinier. Grandchildren Juan Aponte III, Jada Cyrus, Janine Aponte, Joseph Lovett, Christopher Dana Philips, Al-Jamer Phillips, Harley Dana Gardinier, and Dana Yvonne Gardinier. Great grandchildren Kendall Noel Aponte and Maya Janine Aponte -Diggs.

She is also survive by her siblings Lillian Allen, Anne Dreher (husband Melton), Carolyn Washington (husband Ron) all of Richmond, Texas, Francine Boykin (husband Monte)of Woburn Massachusetts, and sister in-love Faye Plunkett of Trenton, New Jersey and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

Viewing Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Eld. & Mrs. Darnell Whifield says

    We are so sorry for you loss. To Mrs Eliza Ponte and the family of the late Pauline E. Themes, we offer you our condolences. Our prayers will continue for you now and the many days ahead.
    Eld. Darnell & Lady E. Whitfield
    Life Church of Hampton Roads
    Chesapeake, VA.

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    Francine says

    My dear sweet sister, how I’m going to miss our phone calls. You would continually boast how much Johnny & E did for you. You also would talk about Colin and your grandkids. So glad you got the opportunity to spend time and take pictures with your family. A picture is worth a thousand words!
    Love, love, love you!!!

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    Val V. Guilford says

    Our thoughts & prayers are with the family & friends. The entire Guilford & Jarrett family offer our condolences. God Bless 🙏🏾🙏🏾I’m going to miss your warm smile & beautiful spirit Pauline Themea R.I.P.

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    Minister Sebrina Brown says

    I extend my deepest sympathy to the family. Miss Pauline was a beautiful and radiant woman of God. Her beauty will radiate in the hearts of her loved ones forever. She lives, forever, with Christ. Glory to God!

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    Corey Garlic says

    We send our love and condolences to the family. Ms. Pauline (better known as Grandma to us) was a very special person. She was very loving and funny. I loved how she could hang with Jada, Juan and Janine when they would trick her or try to play jokes on her, lol. She was beautiful, inside and out. She will truly be missed. We will continue to keep the family in our prayers. We love you! God bless you.

    Corey and Gary Garlic

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