Marlborough – Pauline E. (McCabe) Queen, 76, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester after an illness. She was the wife of the late Robert Queen, who died in 1991.
She leaves her daughter, Cynthia Drew; her granddaughters, Jocelyn Drew and Jessica Drew; her faithful companion, Daisy; and nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late Robert Queen, who died in 1966.
Born in Marlborough, the daughter of John and Helen (Kaminski) McCabe, she was a lifelong resident of the city. She graduated from Marlborough High School in 1948 and from Framingham State College in 1952.
Mrs. Queen was an elementary school teacher for the city of Marlborough for over 30 years, first as a third grade teacher for many years at the former J.J. Mitchell Elementary School and later as a second and first grade teacher at the Richer Elementary School, before retiring in the late 1990s.
She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Marlborough and the Massachusetts Teachers Association, National Educational Association and the Retired Massachusetts Teachers Association.
She vacationed with her family at Wells, Maine, and loved classical movies, crossword puzzles and listening to Andrea Bocelli. An avid cook, she was well known for her pot roast dinners and homemade apple pie.
Funeral services were held Feb. 20 from the John P. Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough, with burial at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Our Danny Cancer Fund, UMass Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 2795, Worcester, MA 01613.