Pauline Calace-Mottola, a lifelong resident of Dobbs Ferry, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, Sept. 3, at age 86.
Pauline was educated in the Ardsley School District from kindergarten through high school. She graduated from SUNY Cortland and then received a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. She was a member of the Ardsley Historical Society and attended Scarsdale Congregational Church.
Pauline worked in the Islip School District on Long Island and then moved to the Ossining Union Free School District where she taught third grade until her retirement. She participated in travel study tours about education and enjoyed visiting new places.
Pauline was predeceased by her twin sister, Janet Calace-Mottola, in June 2015 and her older brother, Joseph Calace-Mottola, in May 2014. She is survived by her sister-in-law and three nieces.
Wake and funeral arrangements will be held tomorrow (Sept. 12), from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (memorial service at 12:30 p.m.) at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home in Dobbs Ferry. Burial will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale.
In lieu of flowers, mail memorial contributions to Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030. Please list Pauline Calace-Mottola in the subject line.