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ROCKPORT: Pauline Camille, 90, of Rockport, died February 10, 2016, in Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester, after a brief illness.

Pauline was born August 20, 1925, in Pigeon Cove to the late Jacob and Sigrid (Tanson) Wickey. During her childhood, the family relocated to Gloucester, and she attended Gloucester High School, where she would meet her future husband. Her senior yearbook noted that she had perfect attendance and perfect punctuality for all four years of high school. She graduated in 1943 with a Commercial Stenographic diploma. Her principal deemed her "a life saver in the office."

After graduation, Pauline began a successful career as a professional secretary. In 1947 she married her high school sweetheart. Several years later, after the birth of her daughter, she chose to leave the commercial world behind, becoming a homemaker and remaining so for the remainder of her years. At various times, following her husband's work, the family resided in New York City, Palmyra, and Fairport, New York; Fontainebleau, France; and Longview, Texas.

Some of Pauline's favorite activities included gardening, doing crossword puzzles (in ink), and playing word and other games on her tablet. While residing in Fairport, she did volunteer work at a Rochester art museum. In recent years she supported The Open Door Food Pantry and Cape Ann Animal Aid, both of Gloucester.

Pauline is survived by her husband of 68 years, Donald Camille, of Rockport; her daughter, Colette Camille, of Mountainville, N.Y.; and her niece, Alison Souza, of Essex. She was predeceased by her sister, Evelyn Wolfe, and nephew, Thomas Wolfe, both of Gloucester.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no memorial service.
Published on  February 18, 2016
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