A lifelong Galvestonian, Pauline Macaluso was born Pauline Davis on March 16, 1915. She and Anthony Macaluso were married on July 27, 1942. Devoting her life to her family and work, she spent the largest share of her years at 5607 Fraser, the home she and ‘Tony’ bought together in 1947 and shared together until his death in 1969. She continued to live there until Ike forced her to leave this past year. She and her sister, Estelle, recently moved to Regal Estates Retirement Community in League City.
An active life best describes her 94 years. When working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, she traveled to work on recovery efforts after Hurricane Celia and other natural disasters. Her “retirement” found her briefly at a travel agency and then the blessing of a new work family at Dr. Henderson and Pickering’s dental office for more than 25 years. She worked there until her second retirement at age 92. In between, she was President of the Galveston Lioness’ Club and arranged many a trip to Houston area shows and events.
Her family was her passion as she always wanted to know the ‘goings on’ in their lives and took great pleasure in their accomplishments – dosing out a little advice or precautionary message along the way. Without question, she was very devoted to her God and He has taken her home to help him get a few things organized that He may have missed.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Anthony; brothers Carlisle, Bernard, Malcolm and John and nephew Dale Davis. She is survived by her sister Estelle Noey and sister-in-law LoEtta Davis; nieces and nephews Henry and Pam Noey, Karen Davis, Malcolm (Jr.) and Jennifer Davis, John and Mary Jo Davis; Paula and Steve Townley; Diane and Bob Andrew; Linda and Mike Helfenstein; Joann and Harold Parra; her ‘grandson’ Adam and his mother Sandy, and many great-nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at Malloy & Son Funeral Home, 3028 Broadway in Galveston beginning at 5 pm on Monday, May 25 with a rosary at 6 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 1302 Broadway, in Galveston, at 10 am on Tuesday, May 26 with interment at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.