Pauline Pastoria

June 10, 1913 - July 18, 2008

06/10/1913 - 07/18/2008

Past Services

Cemetery
Monday July 21, 2008
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Visitation
Monday July 21, 2008
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Prayer Service
7:00 PM
Monday July 21, 2008

Service
Tuesday July 22, 2008
10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Visitation
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Prayer Service
7:00 PM
Monday July 21, 2008

PASTORIA, Pauline Ciripompa, 95, of Elm Grove WV, died Friday, July 18, 2008 at Wheeling Hospital. Born in Wheeling on June 10, 1913, Pauline was the daughter of the late Guiseppe and Flora Witt Ciripompa. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Italian American Club, and the Elm Grove Civics. In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, William Pastoria. Surviving are one daughter, Flora Louise Stingle of Wheeling; one son, Louis Pastoria and his wife Diane of Wheeling; two sisters, Mary Ciripompa of Wheeling and Stella Sharpe of Wheeling; two brothers, George Ciripompa and his wife Eleanor and Herman Ciripompa and his wife Cecelia all of Wheeling; seven grandchildren, Kevin Stingle, Heather Simonetti and her husband Rico, Carrie Stingle, Jaime Jones, Kristin Stingle, Jason Pastoria and his wife Jennifer, and Carla Stingle; four great grandchildren, McKayla Martin, Evan Stingle, Wyatt Duffey and Luke Simonetti; numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger Street, Elm Grove on Monday, July 21, 2008 from 2-8 pm. Evening prayer service will be held at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 am at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Interment in Mt Calvary Cemetery. A reception will be held immediately following the graveside committal services at the home of Louise Stingle. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com

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Patty Ciripompa
8 years ago

Although Pauline is actually my “cousin,” I always thought of her as an aunt – a very special aunt, whose house I could run to when I wanted or needed to be surrounded by warmth, laughter, fun, and the wonderful smells of her sauce simmering on the stove. When I was growing up in Lane H, Pauline was more than just a part of my life. She was very much a second “mom” to me – always there, always kind, always fun, and always welcoming. This tiny little lady was so big in my eyes and in my heart. So much so that I included a reference to her in one of the only poems I ever had published – she will live forever in the pages of Cosmopolitan Magazine, which will surely provide a chuckle as she drinks her daily “1 beer a day” in Heaven. I loved her from the beginning of my life, and I always will. God Bless you, Flora Louise my childhood best buddy and Lou. Your mom is definitely an Angel already.

Love, Patty Ciripompa

Carolyn and Tom
8 years ago

FLORA LOUISE, LOU AND FAMILIES :

MAY THE HAPPY MEMORIES, IN TIME, HELP TO EASE YOUR SORROW.

LOVE, CAROLYN AND TOM

Mary Louise Gellner
8 years ago

How do you put into words the memories that have always been so important to your life! Pauline, the family and my chilhood, were so entwined, it’s impossible to separate one from the other. When I was very small, they would take me home with them after Mass every Sunday. It was so much fun staying over night. I had to sleep with Pauline & Mary in a double bed that was so crowded that a button popped off my p.js. One day we went berry picking. I got the chiggers and Pauline covered me with calomine lotion. I remember her being so gentle. Sometimes she had to baby sit with me when she & Bill were courting, which I’m sure was not to their liking, but she never complained.

They bought me ice skates and took me ice skating on the pond at Whg. Park. The holidays were so great and I always enjoyed the cook- outs at her house, playing bunco or just sitting around talking. She had a way about her that made everyone feel welcome, whether she knew them or not. She loved to play bingo so she, Mary and I would go down to the church on bingo nights. It seemed like she enjoyed every place we went. I can still hear her singing along with Jerry Vale at the Italian Festival. I believe it was “Mamma”.

Do I have memories? You bet I do and they will stay with me forever because they were the “good old days”! Pauline was my buddy and I will miss her because she was so special. Her smile, her sense of humor will never be forgotten.

Someday we will meet again. I wonder – do they have dice and bingo cards up there? She’s probably playing right now!!

Flora Louise & Lou,

I’m sure you know how blessed you are to have had such a loving, devoted, and caring mother.

Thank God for her.

Love,

Mary Louise

Kathleen Young
8 years ago

How many people could say “she was my favorite aunt” and really mean it. Well, she was. I remember her as a little girl…always made me feel so welcome in her home. I would walk up whenever I was allowed despite my mother saying that I shouldn’t bother her. It was my favorite place to be growing up–she made me feel special. Even though those early years were good memories and good times, I have two favorite memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life. Our first Christmas party in 1999 when Aunt Mary, Aunt Pauline, my dad and mother were all lined up in chairs in the dining room watching the festivities. They started singing Christmas carols together and everyone marveled at them. At that time their age ranged from 80-86 and they were the life of the party. I still get comments from friends and other relatives who remembered that night. Santa Claus sat on Aunt Pauline’s lap and I can still hear her laughing over that. My second favorite memory was when she did the chicken dance at Heather’s wedding. Once again, all eyes were on the “young & fun” lady who “outdanced” us all. What a great, great lady…full of life and laughter. I will miss her…we all will. Love, Kathy

Marie Chute
8 years ago

Lois & Louise and Families

Aunt Pauline was our families shining star and I have nothing but wonderful memories of her that will live with me and my family as long as we all shall live.

She will be missed but never, ever

forgotten.

Love Marie

Debbie Burns Feenerty
8 years ago

Louise and family,

You have my very deepest condolences–we lost our mother last week and we truly feel your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. Sincerely, Deb

Donald Zavolta
8 years ago

Mary Louise notified me that your Mother had passed away. I wanted to send my condolences, even though I am sure you will not remember me. I have many happy memories of your parents and I wanted you to know that my prayers are with you and your family.

Jim and Penny Witt
8 years ago

We were so very sorry to hear that Pauline passed away. We were looking forward to seeing her again this fall. We both have wonderful memories of her. Jim remembers her all his life, and I remember her since 1966 when I came to Wheeling on my honeymoon. Pauline was a wonderful role model to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Love, Penny and Jim Witt

JIM & JOAN BALIKER
8 years ago

WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF AUNT PAULINE; THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH A GOOD FRIEND TO JOHN, MY MOTHER, ANN AND MYSELF; WE WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER.