Pauline M. D’Aurora

Winter Hill Bank Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer & former Chamber Treasurer passed away Saturday night. 


It is with a very heavy heart that I am informing you that Pauline lost her battle against COVID19. She passed away peacefully at 7:45pm last night. Many of us have known Pauline for decades and some of you had the opportunity to work under her as she guided or mentored you through the process as you were coming up through the ranks at WHB. She wanted to make sure that you learned as much from her that she had experienced, for all of the years, that she worked at WHB. She thought so highly of each and every one of you and always placed her needs secondary to staff. She would advocate for each and every one of you, all the time, and would be so concerned about you and your families during this epidemic. She would always ask if we were doing enough. I can tell you from a personal perspective there will always be a void in my heart that will be so difficult to fill and perhaps that it is the way it will be forever. I’m sure it will be. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the other side of Pauline that perhaps you only had a glimpse to see. She was a loving, caring, compassionate Mother, Nana and friend and would do anything to help in any way that she could. She would offer advice and always be a contributor to the process, it’s just hard to understand how this happened. She loved her family and her weekends were consumed with cooking for the kids and just having fun with them. I know for many of you, as it is for me, this is difficult to understand. If any of you feel that you need to talk with a counselor or anyone who could help you understand what has transpired, let’s face it from March 17th, 2020 nothing has been normal, please send Denise an email and we will make arrangements, completely confidential. These are not normal times, our goodbyes are not normal, grieving is not normal because of the so many reasons that social distancing make it impossible to comfort one another or give each a big embrace to reassure that everything will be all right. I am so sorry to give you this news but Pauline fought valiantly and she is now at peace with Carmen. Keep Pauline’s family in your thoughts and prayers. She will be sorely missed. 

— Sandra L. McGoldrick