OGDENSBURG -- Funeral services of Pauline Sholette, 93, will be held on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. at Notre Dame Church with Rev. James Shurtleff officiating.
Interment will be in Foxwood Memorial Park.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Frary Funeral Home, Ogdensburg.
Mrs. Sholette passed away on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Pauline is survived by her four sons, Greg Sholette and his wife, Lisa, of Ogdensburg, Mark Sholette and his companion, Brenda Merritt, of Ogdensburg, Mike Sholette and his wife, Sheila, of Watertown, Christopher Sholette and his companion, Diana Mendoza, of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven grandchildren, Stacey Kench and her husband, Jay, Amy Garno and her husband, Chris, Morgan Sholette, Ryleigh Sholette, Jordyn Sholette, Taryn Sholette, and Seth Sholette; four great-grandchildren, Jayden Kench and Joslyn Kench and Sydney Garno and Jackson Garno; a sister-in-law, Joyce Herringer; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is predeceased by her husband, Delbert; four siblings, F. Irene Spooner, Howard J. Pelo, Arthur T. Pelo, and Elizabeth “Betty” Pelo.
Pauline was born on Dec. 3, 1924, in Ogdensburg, the daughter of John and Gertrude Minor Pelo.
She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1943 and later graduated from Mater Dei in Gouverneur where she obtained an associate’s degree.
Pauline married Delbert Sholette on Jan. 15, 1947, at Notre Dame Church with Monsignor A.D. Charbonneau officiating. He predeceased her on April 26, 1999.
Pauline was first employed as a secretary at the Loomis Talc Company of Gouverneur. Later, the couple were cooks on various boats that sailed the Great Lakes.
Mr. and Mrs. Sholette later owned and operated The Maples restaurant on Proctor Avenue until 1961. They later opened Sholette's Restaurant on the Crescent in 1966, operating at that location until 1973, when they moved the business to Park Plaza.
They then built a new facility, in 1996 at the corner of Linden Street and Route 37. The family also operated Sholette's Steak House in Watertown from 1985 until the early 1990s.
The couple retired from the family business in 1980. After they retired, they opened Sholette’s Liquor Store in the Seaway Shopping Center.
Pauline enjoyed golfing, cards, Bingo, crocheting, cross stitch, sailing the Great Lakes, Lake Placid and traveling all over the country.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and family. Mrs.
Sholette was a member of the Ogdensburg Women’s Bowling League, Ogdensburg Command Performance Committee, Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary and past member of the NYS Restaurant Association.
Donations may be made in Pauline’s memory to Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club, 610 Patterson St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669 and St. Joseph’s Foundation, 950 Linden St., Ogdensburg, NY 13669.
Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhome.com.