Pauline H. Scofield, 97, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Pauline H. Scofield, 97, Watertown, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Samaritan Summit Village. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff on the 4th floor for their care and devotion.

The funeral service will be held 10 a.m Tuesday, June 4, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown, followed by burial in North Watertown Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.

Born Aug. 10, 1921, in Watertown, a daughter of the late Ned S. and Blanche Durand Howell, she was a graduate of Watertown High School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.

On Sept. 12, 1943, she married Robert H. Scofield at Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Middleton officiating. Mr. Scofield died on Sept. 22, 1982.

She worked as a Registered Nurse at the House of the Good Samaritan, now Samaritan Medical Center, and for the Department of Social Services as a case worker. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, and its Altar Guild, choir, and Girl’s Friends Society.

Pauline enjoyed the St. Lawrence, knitting, sewing, skiing, and her life was all about her family.

She is survived by her two children and their spouses, Robert H. and Cecile Scofield, Jr., Albany and Cynthia A. “Cindy” and Howard G. Frederick, Clayton; daughter-in-law, Donna Scofield, Fayetteville; ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren; sister, Blanche Starr, Watertown; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pauline was predeceased by her son, John D. Scofield, 2010, daughter, Mary Catherine, 1964 in infancy, and two brothers and their wives, Donald S. and Jean Howell and Ned K. and Ruth Howell.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pauline’s name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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