Pauline A. Hetherman

Pauline Hetherman (Hurry) 57, of Warwick passed away on March 13, 2014 after a long battle with breast cancer. She was the long time companion of David Casali of North Providence, and the former wife of Buddy Hetherman of Lincoln, RI. Born in Providence to the late Carmella and James Hurry, she lived in Cranston most of her life before moving to Warwick in 2008. She is survived by her daughters Christine Hetherman McNamee and her husband Jason of North Kingstown, and Jessica Hetherman Bowry and her husband David also of North Kingstown. She will be deeply missed by her four grandchildren whom she loved with all her heart. Pauline worked as a teacher assistant at Little Shepard Preschool in Cranston for almost 25 years. She was also a Sunday school teacher at the Church of the Messiah in Providence. Pauline loved spending time with her grandkids baking cookies and doing arts and crafts. She enjoyed long car rides in the country with her friends and with David, especially in the autumn. She was an avid Rod Stewart fan and saw him in concert dozens of times. Her favorite thing to do was decorate her house according to the season and holiday, especially Christmas. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00-8:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904

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Valerie - 03/16/2014

No words can diminish your grief for losing Mom/grandma may time ,faith and love of family and friends carry all of you thru this most difficult time.

Pam Westergaard - 03/16/2014

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very special lady, both my girls had the honor of having your mom be a part of thier Little Shepard School days. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word to say. She will be missed by many.

Joanne Hetherman Bianco - 03/16/2014

Christine and Jay, Jessica and Dave, Kiley, Jack, Emma, and Talia, Buddy and Dave,
Pauline was more like a sister to me than Sister in law growing up. I was 13 when your Dad brought her home, an only child coming into our big family. I will never forget all the laughs we shared and our every Saturday shopping. Our rides in the country and all her holiday preparations. Not one holiday or season went without a transformation of your home. I still have and will cherish
the many gifts and collectibles from avon. She had such a zest for life and it showed through the love she had for you girls and her Grandchildren. I am very fortunate to have had her in my life and not a November 1 will go by that I won't think of her and wish I could call. I will keep your Mom/Grandma is my heart always and I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers. Love Auntie JoJo

Pam & Joe Lukowicz - 03/16/2014

Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your mom. Your mom was such a very important part of Little Shepherd Preschool for many years. We all remember her love for the children and how much she enjoyed dressing for them for each of the seasons. Your mom set the standard for what a teacher assistant should be like. We still talk about how she was able to anticipate the needs of the classroom before the teachers were even aware of that need. She will remain in our thoughts always.

Elizabeth Roy - 03/16/2014

My friend for 35 years, you are so missed. I will always cherish the time spent with Pauline for tea, holiday and birthday celebrations, and especially shopping at country stores. There is a void in my heart. She is a special person and I know she will be missed by so many.

Roy and Chris McNamee - 03/16/2014

Christine, Jay and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you all. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the services but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Becky & Chris Spelman - 03/16/2014

My dear friend Christine we are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Please know we are thinking of you and your entire family during this difficult time. All our love, the spelman's.

Jackie Forrest - 03/16/2014

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved working with your mom for many years at Little Shepherd. She loved the kids and it showed always. She was a wonderful woman and I have so many fond memories of her.

Laura Maguire - 03/17/2014

Christine and Jessica. I am so sorry for your loss. I loved working with your Mom at Little Shepherd Preschool. She was always a bright spot in my day. She loved the children and was so good at what she did. I will always remember her.

Debbie Barber - 03/18/2014

Christine and Jessica, what can you say about your mother that isn't wonderful? Pauline was a treasured friend and a great person to work with. She made you laugh, smile and sometimes even cry. She was a treasure here on earth. She loved each of you so much and I have probably heard about almost every part of your lives. Everytime I see a pumpkin or beautiful leaves I will think of her as I am sure you will too. She was so very proud of her girls. Her favorite title though was being a grandmother.. I will miss your mom. Please know I hold you all in my thoughts and prayers. Pauline was a rare and precious gem whose love touched so many people in so many ways. I am sure about now she is decorating heaven!!! May you find comfort in your memories of her love for you

Sarah (Thompson) Hoell - 03/18/2014

Christine and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time.

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