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Obituary of Barbara Pauldine

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Barbara B. Pauldine, 78, of Cortland, NY, died on September 12, 2020.

Barb was born December 30, 1941, in Sayre, PA, to Clifford and Madeline Burris.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and went on to post-graduate work at Indiana University.

Barb met and later married her husband, the late Nicholas M. Pauldine, while teaching music in the Homer, NY, Central School District, NY in 1965. She was a life-long musician, spending several years teaching privately while raising their three children and spent the later part of her career dedicating herself to the music program at St. Mary’s school and church in Cortland.

Barb’s first priority was always her family. A devoted wife and mother, she sacrificed her time and energy unselfishly to care for the ones she loved so deeply. In her spare time, Barb took pride in her gardening and knitting projects.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Antoinette “Toni” Diem and her husband, Nicholas M. Pauldine. Barb is survived by her son Nicholas Pauldine (Kerry) of Ithaca, NY, her son Joseph Pauldine (Kelly) of Wellington, FL, and her son-in-law Timothy Diem of Syracuse, NY. Also surviving are her five grandchildren, Riley, Bella, William, Paul and John.

Calling hours will be held at Wright-Beard Funeral Home on Thursday September 17th from 5pm – 7pm. A mass of celebration will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Cortland, NY on Friday September 18th at 11:00am. In Barb’s memory, donations may be made to the St. Mary’s School Music Program at 61 N. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045.

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