Methuen, MA — Our beautiful mother, Pauline, passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the age of 90 in Tacoma, Wash. She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Pauline was born on January 17, 1923, and resided in Lawrence and Methuen, Mass.
Pauline graduated from Edward F. Searles High School. She attended the McIntosh Business School of Lawrence, Mass. Pauline had been employed as a chief accounts payable clerk with Bolta Products, a division of General Tire Co., in Lawrence.
She is now with her husband, John A Crosbie III, who preceded her in death on July 15, 1986. She is survived by her son, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Edward S Crosbie and his wife, Ingrid M. Crosbie; her three grandchildren, Jeanette Pauline Crosbie, John Anderson Crosbie IV and Heather Lynn Crosbie, of Tacoma; her cousin, Eleanor Lodge-Crompton, formerly of Methuen; her sister-in-law, Mildred Crosbie-Howell, of Nahant, Mass.; her niece, Virginia N. Eastman-Michaud, of Danville, N.H.; and extended family in the Boston/Lawrence/Methuen area of Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Pauline was the sister of the late Leslie Jackson-Eastman.
Pauline was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Methuen, and served on the Altar Guild, the North Cove Yacht Club in Derry, N.H., the Senior Center in Methuen, AARP, and Bolta Retirees. She was a life member of the Methuen Historical Society.
Pauline lived a very active and joy-filled life, deciding in 2003, to leave her lifelong home to live closer to her son and family. She moved into the Gibson Gardens Senior Community in Tacoma, where she made many friends and enjoyed travels and outings in the Pacific Northwest. Three years ago, complications of heart disease began to affect her, but did not slow down her zest for living.
She will be greatly missed.
ARRANGEMENTS: Pauline will be laid to rest in her home state of Massachusetts. A memorial service is planned for late September, or early October, 2013, with an announcement posted in early September.