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Pauline Tessier

LONDON MILLS-Pauline Tessier, 64, London Mills, died at 2:38 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, in the Care Center of Abingdon.

She was born June 24, 1944, in Brisbane, Australia, the daughter of Howard and Bertha (Millett) Hook. She married Loren Tessier Feb. 10, 1968, in the London Mills United Methodist Church. He survives.

Pauline is also survived by her sons, Brian (Amanda) Tessier, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Bradley (Wendy) Tessier, Fairview; four grandsons, Mason, Jonas, Weston and Martin; one brother, Rodney (Rita) Hook, rural Abingdon; two sisters, Diane (Roger Bice) Shugart, rural Abingdon, and Susan (Nathan) Johnson, Winslow.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one nephew.

Pauline moved to the United States in 1947 with her family. She graduated from Abingdon High School. She had worked as a seamstress at the former Formfit and Smoler Brothers in Monmouth. She also had worked for the Knox County Home Health and later at the Scharfenberg Greenhouse.

She was of the Methodist Faith and had attended the Methodist Church in Rapatee.

Her hobbies included knitting, cross stitching, gardening and she loved her flowers, watching basketball and NASCAR racing. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with her grandsons.

Services were held Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel with the Rev. Paul Newhall officiating.

Burial was in the Berwick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the London Mills Fire and Ambulance Department.

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