CHICOPEE-Pauline C. (Podolski) LaRock, a Chicopee centenarian, 100 years young passed away on Sunday morning, January 20, 2019 at Baystate Medical Center after a very brief illness. Pauline was born on May 3, 1918 in Chicopee, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Raymond) Podolski. She was a lifelong resident of the city and attended local schools. Pauline worked for 22 years for the former Chicopee Undergarment, retiring in 1980. She enjoyed bowling along with her husband and they were members of a league for many years. She was a communicant of the former St. Patrick’s RC church in Chicopee. Pauline’s beloved husband, Raymond passed away in 2013. She leaves her daughters; Joan McCarthy and her husband John of Chicopee and Brenda Boehm and her husband Herbert of Norwell, Mass. Five grandchildren; Colleen, John, Todd, Chad and Harrison and five great grandchildren; Tara, Kevyn, Emma, Hope and Evelyn. Pauline also leaves her dear sister; Dorothy Picard of California and several nieces and nephews. At Pauline’s request, there will be a private Funeral Home service followed by burial in St. Patrick’s cemetery, Fuller rd., Chicopee. The family asks that donations in her memory be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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