Pauline E. O'Gara

  • Born: March 28, 1942
  • Died: March 18, 2020
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104

Tel. (603) 625-6951

Tribute & Message From The Family

Pauline Eva (Lemay) O'Gara, 77, of Manchester died March 18, 2020 with her loving family by her side.

Born in Manchester on March 28, 1942, she was the daughter of Alpha and Dora (Routhier) Lemay. She was educated in the local school system and graduated from St. Anthony's High School.

Prior to retirement, she had been employed by Osram Sylvania in Manchester for over 25 years.

Pauline was devoted to her Catholic Faith. She enjoyed cooking and solving crossword puzzles. She cherished time spent with her family and friends, and especially with her dog "Rosie".

Predeceased by her devoted husband, James O'Gara, Pauline will be remembered by many as a loving and cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.

Close loved ones include her son, Eric Murphy and his partner Timothy Wu of San Francisco; her daughter, Stephanie Steele and her husband Ron of Laconia; five grandchildren, Cristopher Buxton, Jakob Steele, Ryan Steele, Ronnie Steele III, and Ashley Steele; her great-granddaughter, Allieanna Steele; her brothers, Ronald Lemay and his wife Irene of Merrimack, Normand Lemay and his wife Judy of Manchester; nieces, nephews and cousins; and her best friend, Lorraine Pinard of Goffstown.

A private funeral service for immediate family was held at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory. A celebration of Pauline's life will be scheduled and announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pauline's memory to New Hampshire SPCA or Wounded Warriors.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

We send our deepest sympathy to Pauline's family.She was a lovely person !! Love Butch,Gertrude,Bob and Lucille

Posted by Lucille Sarette - Manchester, NH   March 29, 2020

Dearest Stephanie and Eric, I was so saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Many of the happy times in my life included Aunt Pauline. I pray that your memories of her bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time. With sympathy and love-

Posted by Catherine Cuchetti - Manchester, NH   March 29, 2020

Eric, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mom fondly. Please reach out, I would love to reconnect.

Posted by Kathy Burke Bemiss - Bedford, NH - Friend   March 26, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Pauline's family. We will miss our cousin. I remember the family reunions at her house.
Suzanne Routhier Hall
Michele Routhier Hamilton

Posted by A friend   March 25, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Pauline's Family. She will be deeply missed.
Our prayers and blessings will be with all of you at this time.
Tony Roy (co worker of Jim ) at Public Service. & Joan

Posted by Tony & Joan Roy - Goffstown, NH - Friend   March 24, 2020

Stephanie and Eric: I pray that God would make Himself known to you in a tangible way during this time of heartache and grief so that you will know He exists, He loves you, and you are never alone. In Christ's name I pray. Amen

Posted by Dan and Donna Cloutier - Goffstown, NH   March 24, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Pauline's passing. Although we had not seen each other for some time, my memories of her are of someone who was always kind to me and my family. The world was enriched by her presence and will feel her absence. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by Muriel (Forest) Sterling - LAKELAND, FL - Family   March 24, 2020

My deepest sympathy to Stephanie, Eric and the entire family. I haven't seen your mom in years but remember all the great times we had. She will be missed dearly. God bless and rest in peace

Posted by Richard Machos - Melbourne, FL   March 24, 2020

Pauline, thank you for being a friend. You carried your gift of Love well by being a power of example. And you could be feisty too! The best memories I have was when you came to the beach parties with close friends and family. The first time you came, you insisted that you wanted to do the dishes. You looked concerned because the hot water was not coming. I then remembered that I forgot to turn it on. We all laughed realizing how human we all are. Every get together since I double check the water heater and then laugh. Thanks. I am sure that we will meet again. To the family: I hope and pray that you guys go thru this loss with little pain; that you find Faith, Hope and Love. Tony

Posted by Tony Gagnon - Candia, NH - Friend   March 22, 2020

Stephanie and Eric, I truly cannot find the proper words for you right now. Knowing what you are going through, I don't think there are any truly that say what I want to say. I haven't seen your Mom in years but have many good memories of years gone by. She was a sweet and kind lady. She will always be with you. Not just through memories but in spirit. Trust me in that! Cristopher will be watched over for sure! What beautiful words which only go to show the person she truly was. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kathy Buxton Freeman - Goffstown, NH - Friend   March 22, 2020

My condolences to all of Pauline's family. She was a beautiful person and will truly missed. Love thoughts and prayers. Julie Veitch

Posted by Julie Veitch - Manchester, NH - Family Friend   March 22, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss Pauline was such a wonderful person and neighbor I am
A best person for knowing and loving her

Posted by Sandra Carter - Auburn, NH - Friend   March 21, 2020

My heartfelt love is with all of Aunt Pauline's family and friends. The world was a better place with her in it, but the memory of her endless smile, her gentle and caring nature and her abundant capacity to love, will remain with all who knew her.
Your were loved, Aunt Pauline! Happiness and peace!

Posted by Maryanne Murphy-Lockwood - Andover - Family   March 20, 2020

Steph, Eric, Ron and Norm, I am so sorry for your loss. Pauline has given so many people so much to remember her by. She will be missed and I am so grateful to have had the pleasure of knowing her. Rest in peace my friend...until we meet again. Xoxo

Posted by Linda Duval - New Boston, NH   March 20, 2020

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