Pauline Rita (Poirier) Grondin

December 30, 1940 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 80)


On Monday, January 18th, 2021, Pauline joined her husband Roland “Joe” Grondin in eternal rest. Pauline was the proud wife of a 28 year Special Forces veteran, a loving mother, a wonderful grandmother, and awesome great-grandmother.

She is survived by her son Daniel and his wife Denise Grondin and her daughters Diane Coffman and Michelle Diane and her husband Gareth Clark.

Pauline “Memere” enjoyed loving and spoiling her six grandchildren Tristian and his wife Brianna Cerny-Grondin, Matthew Grondin, Monique and her husband Dennis Evangelista, Michelle Faye Grondin, Jean-Lucien Grondin and Joseph Coffman.

She especially loved her three great-grandchildren Tucker, Adrien and Arlo, who provided great comfort and joy to her heart.

Pauline enjoyed crocheting blankets for her family, puzzles and word searches. Her favorite past times were watching TV, eating Swedish fish, Cadbury Easter eggs, drinking beer and going out to eat at Olive Garden with caregiver Kris Becker.

She loved her dogs, Daisy, Rusty, Texas, Peanut and Zipper. Her cuddle buddies.

She opened her heart to her three adopted children, taking them in as infants and raising them as her own with the same love and pride any mother would have. She would go without to make sure she could give to her children what they needed and wanted and continued to do so with her grandchildren and had hoped with her great-grandchildren.

She made an effort to have her grandchildren come during the summer to visit her and made sure that they always had a good time.

Her sense of humor was always there even in the worst of times, making a sad situation more tolerable. We still remember her jokes and her comment on her love for men with hairy backs


In the last few years she had slowed down but still tried to be a positive aspect in all our lives, she truly blessed us all.

One of the last words we heard her say, after being told to behave herself was


That was Pauline, never one to play by the rules but having fun breaking them.

A graveside service will be held Thursday May 27 at 11AM at Cumberland Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville, NC with Father Jack Kelly officiating. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation in her and her husband “Joe” Grondin’s name be made to the Special Forces Scholarship Fund

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Graveside Service
May 27, 2021

11:00 AM
Cumberland Memorial Gardens
4905 Raeford Rd.
Fayetteville, NC 28304

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