Pauline Elizabeth Buck Krish, formerly of Easton Massachusetts, died on October 10, 2019 in Southport, North Carolina at the age of 94.

She was born June 24, 1925 in Brockton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Willis G. Buck and Mildred Marble Buck.

Pauline grew up in Easton Massachusetts and graduated from Framingham College in 1947. Her career took her from Easton to Connecticut and to New York where she met her husband John Charles Krish. They were married in North Easton, Massachusetts, on April 18, 1953 and they began married life together in Mount Vernon, New York. She was a dedicated home maker and mother while they lived there and in Hartsdale, New York.

Later, when her children were older and after a move to Dutchess County, New York she resumed teaching Home Economics in Red Hook and continued until her retirement in 1985. In their early retirement years, Pauline and her husband traveled together, then moved to Virginia, and then to Southport where they have lived for 21 years.

Those who knew her knew that few things in this world brought her more joy than an orderly house and her sewing projects. Her home and family members have been benefactors of her handiwork over many years and this provided her with countless hours of enjoyment. A woman of faith, she was active in her church until recent years. She also enjoyed playing the piano and gardening. She was a 4-H leader, and also a member of BPW and Delta Kappa Gamma.

Her memory will live on in the hearts of her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Laura Nolan and Martha Tufts; her brother, Ronald Buck; and her daughter, Gretchen Randall.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, John Krish; her children, Jennifer (Dan) Moore, Michael (Renata) Krish, and Andrew (Karen Macrine) Krish; 11 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A time of visitation was held the evening of Monday, October 14 at Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral Home. The service took place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, at Southport Presbyterian Church. Commital services were held at noon on Wednesday, October 16 in the Coastal Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, NC.