While living in Erie, PA, Pauline worked as a bookkeeper for General Electric. She, her husband, and children moved out West in the 1960s and settled in California, which remained dear to her heart. She worked as an administrative assistant in Southern California school districts for many years, and took great pride in moderating the annual middle school spelling bees. She was an avid reader, loved crossword puzzles, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Blase William Menichelli, Sr. She is survived by her sister Viola Pieretti; her children, Suzanne Wilkerson of Arnaudville, LA, Blase William Menichelli, Jr. of Grand Prairie, TX, and John Menichelli, of Henderson, NV; daughter-in-law Bernadette Menichelli, Henderson, NV; her three grandchildren, Shawn Moyle and Geremy Moyle, both of CA, and Silvina Pauline Menichelli, of Henderson, NV; and her two step-grandchildren, JB Christian and Robyn Christy, of Henderson, NV.
A memorial Mass for her cremated remains will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, 204 S. Boulder Highway, Henderson, NV 89015. She will be laid to rest at approximately 2:00 pm on June 30, 2012, at Davis Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 6200 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119.