Pauline L. Begue (Gressinger) age 90, passed away Monday, June 20, 2022.
Pauline is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Louis Edward Begue Jr.; her father, William Gressinger; mother, Agnes Gressinger; sister, Mary Vaughn; brothers, William Gressinger, Jr.; Robert Gressinger, Paul Gressinger; and grandson, Donald Begue Jr.
She is survived by sons, Donald (Kathy) Begue, Larry (Erika) Begue, Bruce Begue, Steve (Kim) Begue; daughter, Louann George; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and brother, James (Connie) Gressinger.
A private family service will be held at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home in Louisville, Ohio.
Loving Auntie Pauline
My name is Carrol Ann Stankovitz. I’m married to Mike Gressinger. Mike’s daddy was Paul Gressinger, Auntie Pauline’s twin brother.
Back in 1996, Mike called Auntie Pauline. We were coming up to Cleveland, Ohio area. Could we pay her & Uncle Dote a visit? Absolutely, Auntie Pauline said. We will have an Easter gathering. The day Mike, our sons Erik, Conor & I arrived, it was a wintry March day. Poor Conor had been ill with the flu & was still under the weather. Auntie Pauline took Conor in her arms & made him & Erik feel right at home.
Uncle Dote had just gotten out of the hospital for a leukemia treatment. I was horrified. They both insisted we stay with them as they had plenty of room. Anyone who knew them both, knew you were always welcome at the Begue’s home.
Since 2004, I would make my annual trip to Michigan & Ohio. Stopping off at Auntie Pauline & Uncle Dote’s was always a special treat. There was laughter, meals to enjoy & stories to be shared.
As the time flew by, my family & I enjoyed visiting with Auntie Pauline & Uncle Dote every few years. Their sons, daughter & families would visit with us too at their parents home. We were always welcome with open arms.
We would talk & watch the Cleveland Guardians & Cleveland Cavaliers! Our discussions were educational. One year, Auntie Pauline & I had a sports bet with cash on the line. Unfortunately, I won & she paid up!!! (I did give her a gift card to make up for it.) Laughter filled the air & someone was always stopping by. It was a home filled with love, good times & delicious meals.
Fortunately, I was able to visit Auntie Pauline when she was on hospice care. One day Auntie Pauline said to me, “I feel terrible that I am sleeping on you all the time.” I laughed & told her lovingly, “Auntie, you rest up as much as you like.”
Thank you Auntie Pauline for your wonderful love & friendship. I will always remember you. I love & miss you. Xo Carrol Ann 💋
To the Begue Family,
I never had the pleasure of meeting Pauline. However I do know the heartache of losing a loving parent. My condolences to all the family, specifically Steve and Kim. May God comfort you through his Holy Spirit and his promises of eternal life provided by jesus’s merciful sacrifice.