Pauline Paranto


She was born, Pauline Julia Brissette, in Stafford Springs, Connecticut to the late Augustus and Anna Brissette, attended Sacred Heart school, and embraced her family heritage, speaking French throughout her life. A young Pauline would be approached by the late Arthur; he’d ask her out and head home to tell his mom that he’d met the love of his life. They crossed the country before settling in Swedesboro to raise their family. Pauline’s kids were her life; her home, her heart and her ears were always open to them. She was blessed with 8 children – the late Charlotte, Norma Callahan, Nancy Byrd, Mark, Gregory, Mary Nix, Jeanne Erdley, and the late Gary – plus 15 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

A longtime parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church, she lived her faith. Most importantly, she passed it on to her children. In addition to being a mom, she worked as a secretary for Kingsway and helped her husband run Colossal Cold Cuts in Woodstown.

Come celebrate 91 great years Saturday 10-12:00pm at Daley Life Celebration Studio, Swedesboro where there will be a Noon service. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Woolwich.

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  1. Ed and Steph (Massimino) Henry

    Our deepest sympathy to the Paranto family for the loss of their Mom, Grandmom, the family Matriarch. Mrs. Paranto was always a favorite of mine. For a short time we were neighbors and I loved sitting on the porch with her, talking and talking. Rest well Mrs. Paranto. You raised a fine family, and you will be missed.

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