Pauline E. (Goncalves) Thomas

Pauline E. (Goncalves) Thomas, 85, of Marion, died Friday, December 20, 2013 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham unexpectedly.  She was the wife of the late Manuel Thomas.

Born in Midland, PA, Mrs. Thomas was raised in Ohio.  She moved to Wareham in 1954, living in Mattapoisett for a brief time before moving to Marion in 1960.  She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Benjamin D. Cushing V.F.W. Post in Marion.  She was an active member of the Tabernacle of Praise in Wareham where she served on the finance committee.  A resident of Marconi Village in Marion, she was involved in many activities and organized dinners.  She enjoyed needlepoint, shopping and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Yvonne M. Gonsalves of W. Wareham, Paul A. Thomas of Marion, Judith D. Vance of Boston, Christa A. Jones of Waltham and Tekia U. Thomas of New Bedford; her step mother, Mary-Bea Goncalves of Whitman; her brothers, Orlando Goncalves and Anibal Goncalves both of Canton, OH and Joseph Goncalves of San Diego, CA; her sister, Mary Veiga of Whitman and eight grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her son, the late Manuel Thomas, Jr. and her brother, the late Joseph Goncalves, and her late sisters, Veolante Rosario, Manuelina Goncalves and Carrie Fernandes.

Her funeral service will be held on Sat., Dec. 28, 2013 at the Tabernacle of Praise, 189 Hathaway St., Wareham, MA at 10:00 AM.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham.  Visiting hours will be Friday, Dec. 27 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham from 4 – 8 PM.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Tabernacle of Praise, 189 Hathaway St., Wareham, MA 02571.  For directions and on-line guestbook visit:

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