Pauline Doris Strach

July 20, 1948 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Pauline Strach Obituary

Pauline Doris Strach, age 75, passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2023, in Lakeland, Florida. Born on July 20, 1948, in Central Falls, Rhode Island, she was one of five children born to Gaston and Doris (Bessette) LaFrance. Pauline's zest for life and infectious laughter left a lasting impression on all who knew her.

Pauline's early years in Rhode Island were filled with the love and support of her family. She was a cherished sister to Jeanne Dunham, Lucille Holcomb, Claire Lee, and Joseph LaFrance. She was predeceased by her father, Gaston LaFrance, and her mother, Doris Bessette, both of whom instilled in her the values of hard work and dedication.

A trailblazer in her professional life, Pauline created innovative accounting software that revolutionized the way businesses managed their finances. Her career took her on many adventures as she traveled extensively to install her software, sharing her expertise and wit with clients around the globe. Pauline's favorite work destination was the Sandals Resort, where she loved relaxing in the villas overlooking the Caribbean.
Pauline's interests were as diverse as her talents. She was an avid gardener. Her love for traveling was not just limited to her work; she thoroughly enjoyed sailing, especially in South America. Shopping was another pleasure of hers, always on the lookout for the perfect find to add to her collection or to gift to a loved one.
Her love for being on the water was unparalleled. Whether it was sailing, traveling, or simply enjoying the tranquility of the ocean, Pauline was happiest when she was surrounded by it. Her organized nature ensured that every trip was meticulously planned, yet her spirited approach allowed for spontaneous moments of surprise and discovery.
Pauline could light up a room with her quick wit and leave everyone around her in stitches. She lived her life with a sense of humor, a sharp mind, and a free spirit. As we say goodbye to Pauline, we celebrate the remarkable woman she was and the countless lives she touched.
She will be deeply missed by her sisters, brother, and many friends and colleagues. Pauline's journey through life was a testament to living fully, loving deeply, and laughing often. Her memory will continue to be a ray of joy for all who had the privilege of knowing her.

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