Bennington, Vermont – Pauline A Svitak, 86, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, March 27, 2023, at her residence in Bennington, Vermont.
She was born in Cambridge, New York, on September 25, 1936, the daughter of Martin and Jennie McHugh.
She was a graduate of Cambridge Central High School.
Mrs. Svitak worked brieﬂy at the Seed House in Cambridge before meeting the love of her life, Robert Svitak Sr.
She married Robert Svitak Sr. on September 15, 1956.
Her primary role was being a loving mother and wife and ensuring her family’s happiness. While raising her four children, Pauline was a proud Avon representative. She later worked at JCPenny. Once retired from JCPenny’s, Pauline enjoyed time with her husband, Robert, children, and many grandchildren.
Pauline never passed up a good tag sale and was always willing to barter on the price. She loved singing in the Sacred Heart church choir and had the voice of an angel. She was always looking out for her family and wanted to get them a deal, which led to her famous catchphrase, “Does a coupon ever really expire?” Through retirement Pauline and her husband Robert would go to the Casino and have a good time together at the slots. Above all, Pauline enjoyed being in the presence of her family, where she would always share a story, a good joke, and a trivia fact at family functions.
Pauline had a heart of gold and was always looking out for the best interest of her family, and she will be deeply missed by them all.
Survivors include her three children and their spouses. Daughters Peggy (Mike) Burke of Hull, MA and Ann (Duane) Peacock of Shaftsbury, VT. Son William (Angela) Svitak of Rutland, VT. Nine grandchildren, Braden (Alyssa), Conner (Melissa) and Jensen (Aaron) Burke, Duane Jr. (Marcy), Diane (Jason), Brad (James), and Erin (Nico) Peacock, Kaylee and Marin Svitak, and three great-grandchildren Mason Peacock, Grayson and Willa Burke and many nieces and nephews.
Pauline was predeceased by her husband, Robert Svitak Sr., her son, Robert Svitak Jr., and her sisters, Irene Gates and Jane Guiden.
A private service will be held at Mahar and Son Funeral Home in Bennington.
In lieu of requesting donations, the family feels that the best way to honor Pauline’s life is that you perform a random act of kindness.
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