, Derry, New Hampshire

October 25, 2012

Pauline L. Steele, 78

Hooksett, N.H. — Pauline L. Steele, 78, of Hooksett, N.H., formerly of Derry, N.H., passed away on Saturday, October 20 at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H. She was born on June 13, 1934 in Pawtucket, R.I. to Charles W. and Annette M. (Nadeau) Gaylor. She married Clifford S. Steele, Sr. on December 10, 1951 in Pawtucket; he preceded her in death on February 10, 1978. Pauline was devoted to her family, enjoyed gardening and spending time with her friends.

She is survived by her sons, Clifford S. (Mary) Steele, Jr. and Michael (Cathy) Steele; her grandchildren, Lynn (Mike) Maloney, Olivia Steele, Shannon Whittum, and Clifford S. Steele, III; her great-grandchildren, Kristian, Kaleb and Konner Whittum, and Hadley Maloney; her sister, Janet Kennedy; her brother, Robert Gaylor; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, daughter Karen, brother Charles, and great-grandson Jack Parker Maloney.

ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 25 from 9 – 11 a.m. at Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. The burial will be in the Little River Cemetery in North Hampton, N.H. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01710. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit,