McHugh Funeral Home

283 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH


Pauline A. McCaig

June 9, 1936January 8, 2020

Pauline A. McCaig, 83, of Manchester, died January 8, 2020 at the Elliot Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Amesbury, Mass. on June 9, 1936 the daughter of Yvonne Courtois. At an early age, Pauline moved with her family to Goffstown, NH where she was educated in the local school district and graduated from Goffstown High School.

She was one of the first women to enlist in the US Naval Reserve and later was married to the love of her life, Merle McCaig, a career Air Force Veteran and together they shared 42 years of life, laughter and love until his passing in 2000. Pauline was employed in the domestics department at Mammoth Mills Department Store but the care of her family was paramount in her life. She was an active and inquisitive woman who liked to keep mentally alert working on a challenging crossword puzzle or “playing’ on her I-Pad but she also cherished the quiet times spent with a good book. She enjoyed getting together with family and friends and loved decorating for the holidays starting on Halloween right through Christmas. She will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and friend.

Members of her family include her daughters Wanda Therrien and her husband Dan of Manchester, Cheryl Denoncourt and her husband Ron of Alton and Barbara Minakin also of Manchester, her son David McCaig and his wife Stephanie of Fairport, NY, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and her sister Simone Therrien and her husband Ronald of Cape Coral, Florida as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There were no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday January 13 at 10 am at St. Pius X Church 575 Candia Rd. in Manchester. Burial followed in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorial donations in Pauline’s name be made to the American Cancer Society 2 Commerce Dr. Suite 110 Bedford, NH 03110. The McHugh Funeral Home was entrusted by the family with her care.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, January 13, 2020


Pauline A. McCaig

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Denise Skovira

January 13, 2020

To Pauline's family, our deepest condolences on your recent loss. I have so many memories of family gatherings with Pauline and family. Keep her memory close
Denise (Grant) Skovira and Husband Tony