Pauline Allison

October 7, 1920 - September 12, 2017

10/07/1920 - 09/12/2017

Past Services

Thursday September 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-242-0330 | Directions
Friday September 15, 2017
Mt. Calvary Cemetery-Wheeling
1685 National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 242-0460 | Directions
Friday September 15, 2017
12:00 pm
St, Michael Catholic Church
National Road
Wheeling, WV 43906
740-676-0051 | Directions

Pauline B. Allison, 96, of Hagerstown, MD, formerly of Wheeling, WV, passed away Tuesday September 12, 2017 at her son’s residence in Hagerstown.
She was born October 7, 1920 in Wheeling, WV, dear daughter of the late John and Katherine (Michalski) Bulawa
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael, Bernard and Richard Bulawa; four sisters, Camile Harris, Elizabeth O’Leary, Regina Valdes and Mary Bulava and nephew David Harris.
Pauline was a caregiver for three of her sisters and member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She lived in Baltimore MD for many years where she spent time working as a cook for an order of nuns in the Baltimore area and was a member of the Baltimore Chapter of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmilites.
She is survived by her beloved son, Mark Allison of Hagerstown, MD; nephew, Alfredo Valdes of San Diego, CA and Niece, Emily Fonda of New Port Beach, CA.
Friends will be received Thursday, September 14,2017 from 6pm-9pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling WV. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at noon at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wheeling, with Msgr. Jeremiah McSweeney serving as Celebrant.
Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, the family suggest mass offerings to be made in Pauline’s name.
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Diana Mand, OCDS, President
6 years ago

To the family and friends of Pauline Allison, from Pauline’s Carmelite spiritual family: We are deeply grieved over the loss of our Carmelite sister, Pauline, who lived a beautiful life exemplifying the Gospel of Jesus Christ and reflecting the tenets of our Order. It is never easy to say “goodbye” to a loved one; however, in the end, great comfort accompanies the knowledge that Pauline is resting in Christ’s arms as she enjoys her Heavenly reward. Please be aware that our prayers are extended to Pauline’s family and friends since her memory and your peace will remain in our hearts. Masses are being offered at each of the members’ individual parishes for the repose of her soul. Sincerely, the members of the Secular Discalced Carmelite Community of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Teresa of Jesus, in Essex, Maryland.

6 years ago

I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May the God of comfort strengthen you all during this difficult time. Soon our heavenly father promises to rid the earth of suffering, pain, and death (Revelation 21:4). He also promises to bring our loved ones back to life (John 5:28,29)! This will be a wonderful time for so many.

Renatha Cornelia
6 years ago

Pauline was one of the most wonderful people I have ever known. I met her through the Women’s Retreat Conference. We attended many retreats together and I remember how she took care of first Elizabeth and then Mary. She was a saint.