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Pauline Eva Hebb

May 3, 1925 — January 6, 2020

Pauline Eva Hebb

Pauline E. Hebb, 94, of Ayer died peacefully January 6, 2020 at Apple Valley Continuing Care Center after a brief illness. She was the widow of Robert H. Hebb, Sr. who passed away in 2015.

She was born in Amesbury, MA on May 3, 1925, a daughter of the late Ludarice and Lena Genier and was educated in Amesbury. She and her husband moved from Haverhill to Ayer some 70 years ago for better opportunities. Pauline, prior to her retirement worked primarily as a bookkeeper locally and upon retiring from the Town of Ayer, worked for the family business, Nashoba Valley Express Co., Inc. in Ayer.

She and her husband enjoyed travelling the world and she was an avid Bruins fan. She enjoyed gardening and especially spending time with her family.

Her s urvivors include her children, son Robert H. Hebb Jr., and wife Kathleen of Ayer, daughter Nancy G. Babiarz and husband Chester of Rocky Hill, CT; three grandchildren, Thomas Babiarz and wife Amanda of Bedford, NH, Laura Dusablon and husband Benoit of Trois Riviere, Quebec, Canada, and Stephanie Hebb of Lunenburg, MA; four great-grandchildren, Gabe and Teddy Babiarz and Jayden and Mayva Dusablon; a sister, Lorraine Purington and husband Harvey of Exeter, NH and several nieces and nephews.

She also leaves behind her friends and caregivers, Evelyn and Queenie, who took such good care of her over the past two years.

In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by a sister, Lucille Lavalley and two brothers, Richard and Laurent Grenier.

HEBB – Pauline E., age 94, of Ayer. January 6, 2020. Visiting hours in the McGaffigan Family Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113) PEPPERELL, MA on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 4 to 7 PM. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Benedict’s Abbey, 252 Still River Rd., Still River, MA on Monday, Jan. 13 at 10 AM. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 24 Harvard Rd. Ayer, MA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ayer Gun and Sportsman’s Club Children’s Fund, 255 Snake Hill Rd. Ayer, MA or to St. Benedict’s Abbey, 255 Still River Rd., Still River, MA 01467. Please see

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Past Services


Sunday, January 12, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

McGaffigan Family Funeral Home

37 Main Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, January 13, 2020

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