Pauline Mercer Death, Obituary – The loss of Pauline Mercer, a longtime friend of ours as well as a devoted volunteer for our organization, has left us in a state of tremendous grief, and despite this, we are required to break the news to you. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
We are all going to miss Pauline a great deal, and the void that her departure has created in all of our lives here at Community Solutions is significant. Her passing will be lamented in the most profound way that is humanly imaginable.
Since July of 2015, Pauline has been volunteering for Community Solutions, and during that time she has served in a variety of capacities, including as a social group leader, a befriender for one-on-one interactions, and a receptionist at Elmfield Hall. The fact that she is a member of our team is something that we see as both a privilege and an honor because of the contributions that she makes.
Community Solutions would not be where it is today without the assistance that Pauline, who contributed more than 1500 hours, managed more than 150 social group sessions, and covered our front desk for more than 150 days. Pauline managed more than 150 social group sessions and covered our front desk for more than 150 days. The advancements made by the organization would not have been possible without her assistance. During this difficult time, we want her family to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.
We realize it must be difficult for them all to go through this together. Gill Porter, a friend of Pauline’s and also a volunteer with Community Solutions, spoke about Pauline after Pauline passed away. Gill was also involved with Community Solutions. “Pauline became a member of our staff in 2015, and almost immediately afterward, she became a well-known face at the CSNW welcome desk on Wednesdays.
She is always ready with a friendly grin and a listening ear for everyone who is in her immediate vicinity.” Not only did she take part in our ladies club, which gets together on Wednesday mornings, but she also established it, rose to the position of club leader, and participated in the club herself. In addition to that, she participated in a number of the activities that we hosted.
In point of fact, she collaborated with another volunteer to produce the very first Summer Fair Tombola, which took place in Gatty Park. This event was organized by the Gatty Park Neighborhood Association. The summer of 2013 was the time when this event took place.