Pauline A. “Pau” (Russell) Scanlan Nugent

of Quincy

Pauline A. “Pau” (Russell) Scanlan Nugent

Quincy, Pauline A. “Pau” (Russell) Scanlan Nugent, of Quincy, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Pauline was the beloved wife of the late Robert Nugent and the late Edward Scanlan.

She was the loving mother of four children; Gina Scanlan and her husband Will Smith of Quincy, the late Kevin Scanlan and his late wife Debbie, Paula McNally and her husband Don of Quincy, Nancy Scanlan and her partner Eddie McLaughlin of Quincy.

Pau took great pleasure in spending time with and caring for her grandchildren: Ed Smith and his wife Marisa, Andrew Smith and his wife Erin, Stephen Smith-Berlinquet and his husband Dave, Kevin Scanlan, Lynsey Conway and her husband Jack, and Angela Grasso.

She is also survived by six great-grandchildren, who she adored.

Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews and a wonderful friend to many.

Pauline grew up in Dorchester with her parents, the late Peter and Molly (Bowe) Russell and her four siblings, Evie Hackett, Fran Doyle, the late Louise and Eddie Russell.

Pauline lived life to the fullest and her hobbies included going to the beach, playing cards, crossword puzzles, Scrabble, and having lively times with her friends and family.

Funeral Services will be conducted at Christ Church Episcopal, 12 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, Friday, December 7th at 11 o’clock. Reverend Clifford R. Brown, Rector, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting Hours at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Thursday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to Rosie’s Place, Attn: Donations, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.

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  • Well done, good and faithful servant. May Pauline rest in peace and rise in glory.

  • May this lady who could make you laugh so easily, now enjoy the rewards she earned in this life!

  • My condolences to the family of Mrs. Pauline Nugent’. May you find comfort in God’s promise to wipe all tears from every eye ( Revelation 21:3,4) and to remember those who are sleeping in death ( John 5:28,29). Your loved one is in God’s perfect and limitless memory.

  • I was so sorry to read of Pauline’s recent death. Pauline was a dear, longtime friend of my aunt’s, Kay Slattery Wallace. They were friends from high school and I grew up hearing stories of the Savin Hill Femmes (Kay, Pauline, Mary Sheehan, and Ginny Larvey). Pauline was so much fun and always had everyone laughing. I am sorry I read this too late to express my condolences in person but please convey my sympathies to her family. I’m sure she has everyone in heaven laughing a lot more tonight.