Pauline Papia Minahan
Pauline Papia Minahan
  • April 6, 1933 - January 15, 2018
  • Florida

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Pauline Papia Minahan, 84, went to be with the Lord on Jan 15, 2018. She was a lifelong resident of Tampa where she was born on Apr 6, 1933. Pauline was predeceased by her parents, Carl and Rosa Papia; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Violet Papia; and granddaughter, Mackenzie Minahan. She is survived by her sons, Carl (Mary) Minahan, Billy (Jennifer) Minahan; daughter, Rosann (John) Fruhmorgen; grandchildren, Brynne and Jake Fruhmorgen, and Mikelle Minahan; nieces Roxanne Papia, Lisa Papia; great-niece Lili (Charley) Kirkley and great-great niece, Ellie Kirkley. She is also survived by many cousins and lifelong loving friends who adored her. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School, where she was a member of National Honor Society; and the University of Tampa. She retired from teaching in Hillsborough County after 35 years. She was a member of the Ladies of the Crown, L'Unione Italiana, and Christ the King Catholic Church. Throughout her life she enjoyed running, walking, tennis and playing tournament bridge. An avid sports and football fan, she especially took pride in watching her children and grandchildren compete. Pauline lived her life with zest and flair, always had a full social calendar and never missed a party. She also enjoyed traveling the world with family and friends. She will be greatly missed. The family would like to express deep gratitude to the staff of Melech Hospice House for their compassionate care. The family will receive visitors at 9 am, on Monday, Jan 29, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S Dale Mabry Hwy, followed by a mass at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Pauline's memory to Christ the King.