Pauline Virginia DeMartino

January 8, 1923February 25, 2020

'She Loved Her Family and the Town of Dallas Greatly'

Pauline Virginia Fox DeMartino passed away on Tuesday ~ February 25, 2020 at the CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia. Pauline was born in Clover, South Carolina and was 97 years old when she went home to be with her Lord and Savior. She out lived most of her family and friends. Pauline raised her family in Massachusetts and returned to Dallas 50 years later. Her roots were in Dallas and she loved the Town and it's people. She was a long time member of the Dallas Women's Club and Dallas Baptist Church. Pauline is going to be missed immensely by her family and by all who ever met her.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law: Joseph and Suzanne DeMartino of Bedford, Massachusetts and daughter in law: Philomena DeMartino of Derry New Hampshire; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Pauline was the daughter of the late Charles Fox and Hannie Watkins Fox. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Joseph DeMartino, Sr. who passed away in 1987, along with one son Garry DeMartino who passed away in 2018. Two sisters and two brothers also preceded Pauline.

A Graveside and Inurnment service will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday ~ March 6, 2020 at Long Creek City Cemetery, 212 Long Creek Church Road, Dallas, North Carolina 28034 with Reverend Scott Henson delivering words of comfort and hope to Pauline's family and friends.

Expressions of love and fond memories may be made on Pauline's guestbook at

Dallas Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Pauline Fox DeMartino.


  • Joseph DeMartino, Son
  • Suzanne DeMartino, Daughter-in-law
  • Philomena DeMartino, Daughter-in-law
  • Garry DeMartino, Son (deceased)
  • Joseph DeMartino, Sr, Husband (deceased)
  • Charles Fox, Father (deceased)
  • Hanie Watkins DeMartino, Mother (deceased)
  • Also survived by three grandchildren and five great grandchildren..She was also preceded in death by two sisters and two bothers...


  • Graveside and Inurnment Service

    Friday, March 6, 2020


Pauline Virginia DeMartino

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Donna Allison

March 24, 2020

I loved my Auntie Pauline... She was one classy lady.. always dressed to the nines... I remember her and My Uncle Joe and cousins Joseph and Garry visiting on Sundays when, I was a kid... Always a get togethers, big family dinners with my grandparents too... and we (The families) would meet sometimes at Salisbury Beach.. alot of nice memories.. We didn't see each other much over the years.. but, she was always someone very special to me .. and is and will always be in thoughts and heart....

Gloria Preziosi

March 16, 2020

So sad to hear the news of her passing. I have fond memories of my sister-in-law Pauline. When she resided in Massachusetts, we would often go out together for lunch and shopping at the Mall. Also, I'll always remember the many family gatherings we had over the years. Those were good times. I will continue to cherish those memories. May this lovely lady rest in peace.

Chuck Fox

March 3, 2020

I truly loved my Aunt Pauline, and visiting with her every time we got a chance to get back home. She enjoyed browsing for antiques and always wanted to give me something to take home to my wife Sharon. Like many raised in Gaston County, she loved some good ‘ole salt and pepper catfish from one of the local fish camps. You will be missed sweetie!

Mrs.Valarie Jefferson

February 28, 2020

Being part of the FOX..DeMartino family I was paulines nurse and personal assistant whatever she needed I was there to assist her..she was a beautiful soul..she would always read her bible and we would talk about the text...she was devoted to that work and her family she did live dearly....Joseph was her rock (suzanne)..God picked a beautiful flower in Mrs. D..a quiet spoken vessel..I will truly miss y Ms.D...and my family wish y sweet rest until we meet again "Love YOU"....