Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA


Pauline "Polly" R. Woodward

April 2, 1923January 29, 2020

Pauline R. “Polly” (Kelleher) Woodward, 96 years old, of Eastham, MA formerly of Waltham and East Boston. Most recently of Traditions of Dedham Assisted Living. Wife of the late Preston E. (Ted) Woodward. Daughter of the late Cornelius and Margaret (Twomey) Kelleher. Polly was predeceased by her sister Kathryn Cummings, her brothers Joseph, Lawrence, Paul and her sister Ruth Kelleher.

Much loved stepmother of Mary-Anne and her husband Charles A. Benedict of Newton, MA and William E. Woodward and his wife, Brandy, of Brookville, MD. Also survived by her niece Kathie and her husband Thomas Slowey of Saugus and her nephew John Cummings. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Annmarie Pagliano, of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Helene Mastin of Waltham, MA, Laura Barnatt of Natick, MA, Jason Woodward and Kevin Woodward of Maryland, and eight great-grandchildren: Hailey, Amelia, Rosemary, Benedict, Margot, Victoria, Lucia and Celia. Polly always had a smile for whomever she met and we will miss her dearly.

A visitation will be held at the Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Eldredge Parkway, Orleans, MA 02653 on Saturday, February 01, 2020 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. A funeral mass will be held at St. Joan of Arc, 61 Canal Rd, Orleans, MA 02653 on Saturday, February 01, 2020 at 11:30 am. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Eastham, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to Eastham Fire Rescue – Attn: Eastham Firemen’s Association 2520 State Highway, Eastham, MA 02642, For online condolences, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 1, 2020


Pauline "Polly" R. Woodward

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Kathie & Tom Slowey

February 6, 2020

Auntie Pauline, I have many wonderful memories of you and Uncle Ted. I still remember your wedding day! As a child, I always looked forward to our visits together with Auntie Kay too, especially our trips to Boston! You took many family members under your wing, Uncle Paul, your Mom & Auntie Kay. I'm sure your reward in Heaven is great! God Bless, I will keep you with me forever in my heart!

Kathie & Tom

Beverly Brooks

January 31, 2020

Polly will be missed by so many friends and family. She was such a special part of our neighborhood. She was always up for a ride to First Encounter Beach, a concert on Windmill Green, a blueberry muffin at Hole in One, or a strawberry ice cream cone on a hot summer day. I'm sure she and Ted are on their boat at Rock Harbor enjoying the view of the Cape that she loved so well.