Pauline M. Reed

Pauline M. (Lawton) Reed of Manheim, PA, formerly of Auburn and Scipio, NY passed away peacefully at home on November 30, 2016 at the age of 77.

Polly was the daughter of William G. Lawton and Mary Fiduccia Lawton.  She was a graduate of Sherwood Central School in Aurora, NY and Auburn Hospital School of Nursing in Auburn, NY.  She was a loving mother to daughters Lisa M. Schmidt (Gerard) and Mary R. McGallicher (Eric) and devoted Grammie to grandsons Riley, Landon, Logan McGallicher and Christopher Schmidt.  Polly was also a life-long fan of the NY Yankees and vociferous supporter of her grandson’s sports teams. Polly was big sister to William (Bill) Lawton of Macedon, NY, Kathy Purc (John) of Minden, ON Canada, and David A. Lawton of Auburn, NY. Polly was a special Aunt to Christopher Kamens, Robert, Barbara, Susan, Lory, Rhonda and Todd and their families.

Polly may be remembered by many as a Registered Nurse in the surgical field at Holy Spirit Hospital (Camp Hill) and Hershey Medical Center (Hershey) or as a colleague at High Mark Blue Cross Blue Shield, from where she retired in 2002.

If you wish to make a contribution in Polly’s name, please consider the Ann B Barshinger Cancer Institute in Lancaster, PA.

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  • Dear Lisa and Mary,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Time eventually smooths out the raw edges of grief and will allow you to smile everytime you pick up an M&M. Take care and God bless you both.

  • To Family of Pauline Lawton Reed
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of Pauline. I was a neighbor and friend
    going to both public and nursing school with her. Keeping all in my thoughts
    and prayers at this sad time.

    Judy Vanliew Boedicker

  • Dear family! Pauline was my angel when I came to this country without a word of English language. Slowly and patiently she helped me get used to the school and way of this country. I never forgot her!

  • Wonderful memories of our childhood growing up in Scipio New York, as neighbors, best friends, schoolmates at Sherwood and Auburn Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. Prayers and love to her siblings Billy, Kathy and David and her daughters and family

  • Dear Kathy and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Although we didn’t see her much, we will always remember her for her delightful persona! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lin and Robb

  • Lisa and family. Sincerest Condolences. Hugs and prayers to all of you as you grieve. May God welcome her and bless you all. ‘colleen o’

  • Goodbye my dear friend!! We will not get to Yankee Stadium like we planned but if I know you you are probably sitting between Mickey Mantle & Riger Maris up in heaven right now!!!! Will miss you a lot ! Rest In Peace.

  • Polly is my cousin. Although we didn’t see each other often as adults, we kept in touch via email & Facebook The fact that she is really gone, hasn’t really hit me. I keep looking for her emails & Facebook comments. I so enjoyed her passion and fiery responses to various social and political issues.
    I admired the way she faced cancer with the “Lawton toughness” , optimistic but realistic.
    The loss of a mother is hard and I want to send my sincere condolences to Lisa, Mary and the rest of her family, especially her grandsons.

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