Pauline V. Caggiano, a longtime resident of Hyannis, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 1st., after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of over 65 years, Hugo J. Caggiano. Pauline was born in Moline, IL., on December 28, 1921, and grew up in Canton, NY, where she was raised with her three brothers, Edmund, Jerry and Garland Peterson.
As a young woman, she was known as a loyal friend and a poet. She graduated Canton High School in 1938. Pauline attended Atlantic Union College in So. Lancaster, MA and graduated in 1944 with her R.N. from the New England Sanitarium and Hospital (later known as the New England Memorial Hospital) in Stoneham, MA. It was there that she was introduced to Hugo and the two were married on March 23rd 1946. In 1954, the couple moved with their three children to Canton, N.Y. where they raised their family and owned and operated the Peterson Nursing Home for 15 years. In 1969, the Caggiano’s moved to Hyannis where they remained for the rest of their lives.
Pauline is survived by three children: Dr. Hugh J. Caggiano and his wife Patricia of Bangor, Maine, Paul R. Caggiano and his wife Millie of Osborn, Maine and Diane P. Caggiano and her wife Carolann Gillard of Hyannis. Pauline is also survived by three grandchildren, Dr. Marie E. Caggiano and her husband Terry Kinsler of Medford, Massachusetts, Mark Caggiano and his wife Sarah of Nashua, New Hampshire and Brian Caggiano of Bangor, Maine. In addition, the couple had an “adopted” daughter, Pauline Skiver of West Yarmouth and two “adopted” grandchildren, Robert Skiver and his wife Irene of Yarmouth Port and Crystal Skiver of Foxboro. Also surviving are two great grandchildren, Elena (7) and Lila (4) Kinsler of Melrose.
Pauline was an active and faithful member of the Cape Cod Seventh Day Adventist Church in Osterville. She enjoyed gardening and was especially proud of her roses. Pauline had a lovely voice and would often sing for church services. Above all else, Pauline loved her family and was always there when they needed her. Pauline enjoyed going out to eat. Her favorite restaurants were the Daily Paper, Cook's and the Olive Garden. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held at the Cape Cod Seventh Day Adventist Church in Osterville in the late spring or early summer.