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Pauline M. Ivany

1930 - 2018



   Pauline M. (MacPherson) Ivany, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away on Thursday, November 15, at her home with her loving family by her side.  Pauline was born in Launching, Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1930, the daughter of Frank and Mary MacPherson.  She was raised in Launching, and after graduating high school, she attended a 2 year business school.  In 1950, she married her sweetheart, Douglas J. Ivany.  They two lived in Canada and began raising their family.  In 1968, the family moved to the Boston area, first living in Everett, before settling down in Malden.   Pauline and Doug shared over 50 years of marriage together until his passing in 2001. 

   Aside from the raising of their 8 children, Pauline worked for the Mass Electric Company as an office clerk. In her spare time she would knit hats for newborns in the pediatric ward.   She also enjoyed playing cards and bingo.

   She is survived by her children, J. Wayne Ivany of Tewksbury, Phyllis M. Ivany of Watertown, Heather A. Ford and her husband Gerard of NB Canada, Douglas F. Ivany of Murrells Inlet,  SC, Deborah M. Buttlar of Seabrook, NH, Mary E. Richardson and her husband Peter of Everett, Kelly L. Holmes and her husband  Steve of Yarmouth, and Joseph H. Ivany and his wife Maureen of Malden,  as well as her 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. 

   Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas, and her siblings, Elizabeth Burke, Frances Battan, Margaret Campbell, Joseph MacPhearson, Madeline Arsenault, and Florence Fay.

   Funeral services will be held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Monday,  Nov 19th, at 11 AM.  Interment to follow in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody.   Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sun, Nov. 18th, from 3 – 7 PM

Donations in Paulines memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.


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