Pauline W. BeckPauline W. Beck, of Trumansburg, passed away at home on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the age of 84.

Born in Willimantic, Connecticut on March 5, 1928, Pauline was the daughter of the late Paul and Jennie (Nowak) Welch. She worked for Babcock Breeders for 17 years prior to her retirement.

Pauline enjoyed a variety of activities including cooking and baking, needle work, water skiing, and bowling. She was an avid sports fan following the Atlanta Braves, Buffalo Bills, and Boston Celtics. While living in Trumansburg, Pauline was a devout member of the St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. 

Pauline is survived by five children, Francis Castellini Jr., James Beck Jr., Kevin (Vicky) Beck, Beverly Hubbard, and Jeannette (Roy Murdough) Baird; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Paul Welch Sr., Ronald Urban, and Robert Urban. In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by a daughter, Paula Castellini; and a brother, Joseph Urban.

In keeping with Pauline’s wishes, services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks those who wish to make a contribution in Pauline’s memory to kindly consider St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148 or the Trumansburg Food Pantry, PO Box 162, Trumansburg, NY 14886 or the National Shrine of St. Jude, 3200 East 91st Street, Chicago, IL 60617.