Pauline Dee's Story
Pauline Dee Rallis, a lifelong Amesbury resident, passed away November 5, 2016, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Danvers, MA. Pauline was born on August 31, 1948, daughter of the late Satere "Snookie" "Pete" Rallis and Mary (Salmas) Rallis, who were proprietors of Rallis Grocery in downtown Amesbury.
She graduated from Amesbury High School in 1966 and attended college in North Hampton, Mass. Since 1986, Pauline worked at Majilite Corporation in Dracut, Mass. She began by coordinating the development of product lines that were sold to the fashion shoe industry in the U.S. As the business climate changed, she worked on marketing and sales support for athletic and specialty footwear customers. She will be remembered for her enthusiastic support of her colleagues and her loyalty to the company.
As a devoted and active member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Newburyport, Pauline served many years on the board as treasurer, participated as a member of the Ladies Aid Society, and worked tirelessly in the kitchen at the church's Greek Festivals.
Pauline was an avid downhill skier who loved to spend time with her friends and family at Sunday River Maine. She was an active contributor in the Maine Adaptive Sports program at Sunday River.
Pauline is survived by her brother, George Rallis, and many cousins, second-cousins, aunts, uncles, god-children, and cousins-once-removed who will miss her and remember her dearly. During her last nine months as she battled cancer, she was helped and supported greatly by her close friends Nancy Claire, Daphne Tickellis, Spector (Gerri) Brady, Andrea Azzaritto, and many others.
Calling hours for Pauline will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the E.V. Jutras & Sons Funeral Home, 118 Friend St., Amesbury, MA. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris St., Newburyport. Burial will follow in the Linwood Cemetery, Haverhill, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pauline's memory can be made to Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923 or to Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, 8 Sundance Lane, Newry, ME 04261 or to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 7 Harris St., Newburyport, MA 01950.
Published on  November 8, 2016