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.