Holliston – Pauline M. (Ramalho) Elhilow, 77, of Holliston, MA, formerly of Hudson, MA passed away peacefully at her residence on Friday, September 23, 2022.
Pauline leaves her beloved husband of 57 years, John C. Elhilow of Holliston, MA; her daughter, Lisa Smith and her husband Brian of Kennebunkport, ME; her son, John C. Elhilow Jr. of Holliston, MA; 6 grandchildren, John Henry (and his wife Victoria), Samantha, Tyler, Jason, Ryan and Evan and her great grandchild Vanna. She is also survived by her two brothers, Joseph Ramalho and his wife Leslie of Homosassa, FL; Robert Ramalho of Hudson, MA; her two sisters, Judy Yost and her husband Bob of Hudson, MA, Sandy Yellick of Northborough, MA along with other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her brother Michael A.Ramalho.
Pauline was born in Marlborough, MA, the daughter of the late Joseph J. Sr. and Mary V. (Renaud) Ramalho. She was raised in Hudson attending local schools and was a 1962 graduate of Hudson High School. She has resided in Holliston for 50 plus years and in 1976 she began a long career in the Holliston Public School’s Cafeteria Food Service program. She was a dedicated and motivated employee who eventually became the Food Service Director for the town’s school system. She retired 20 years ago and was a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Holliston.
Pauline enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining her family on many gatherings and in her spare time she enjoyed gardening, reading, and crocheting. Following retirement both John and Pauline also enjoyed spending time at their home in Florida during the winter months. Most of all she cherished spending time with her family, especially later with her grandchildren. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her.
To celebrate Pauline’s life family and friends may gather at Forestvale Cemetery, Broad Street, Hudson, MA for a graveside service at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Tighe Hamilton Regional Funeral Home, 50 Central Street, Hudson, MA is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Pauline may be made to the American Lung Association www.action.lung.org.