Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home

199 Woodford Street, Portland, ME


Pauline Barbara Ham

November 28, 1926January 9, 2020

Pauline Ham 93, passed away peacefully on January 9, 2020 at The Cedars in Portland, Maine. She was born to Albert and Eva (LeBlanc) Gagnon in Portland, Maine. She attended Portland schools. Pauline was one of nine children and was most proud of the fact that she was a twin. She was very close to all of the brothers and sisters and enjoyed spending time with her family. Her door was always open to them & their families.

On June 23, 1947 she married William Ham and together raised four children, Pauline was predeceased by her husband, William (Bill) Ham, her son Ricky Ham, her granddaughter Tammy Broad, her brothers Albert Gagnon and Wilfred Gagnon, her sisters Suzanne Goyer, Cecelia Gagnon, Mary Legere, Rose Taliento, Ida Ventresca, and her twin Arlene Hamilton. Pauline is survived by her children, Sharon Vierra and her husband Russell Sadler of Standish ME, William (Skip) Ham and his wife Terri of Hollis Me, Paula Scott and her husband Frank of Standish ME, Her grandchildren, John Vierra and his wife Robyn of Raymond ME, Patrice Vierra of South Portland ME, Stephen Broad of Standish ME, William Ham III, Christina Ham, and Charlie Ham of Hollis ME. She is also survived by her seven great grandchildren Cheyanne D’Amico, Stephen Broad III. Lauren Harris, Cody Broad, Lindsay D’Amico, Meagan Vierra and Gage Moody. She also has 3 great great grandchildren. And many nieces & nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Cedars for the great care that was given to their mother.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours for Pauline on Monday, January 13th, 2020, from 4-7pm at Jones Rich and Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland, ME 04103. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am, Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 673 Stevens Ave, Portland ME 04103. A committal service will follow at Calvary Cemetery, 1461 Broadway, South Portland ME.


  • Albert Gagnon, Father (deceased)
  • Eva (LeBlanc) Gagnon, Mother (deceased)
  • William Ham, Husband (deceased)
  • Ricky Ham, Son (deceased)
  • Sharon Vierra (Russell Sadler), Daughter
  • William (Skip) Ham (Terri Ham), Son
  • Paula Scott (Frank Scott), Daughter
  • Tammy Broad, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • John vierra (Robyn Vierra), Grandson
  • Patrice Vierra, Granddaughter
  • Stephen Broad, III, Grandson
  • Lauren Harris, Granddaughter
  • Cody Broad, Grandson
  • Lindsay D'Amico, Granddaughter
  • Meagan Vierra, Granddaughter
  • Gage Moody, Grandson
  • Albert Gagnon, Brother (deceased)
  • Wilfred Gagnon, Brother (deceased)
  • Suzanne Goyer, Sister (deceased)
  • Cecelia Gagnon, Sister (deceased)
  • Mary Legere, Sister (deceased)
  • Rose Taliento, Sister (deceased)
  • Ida Ventresca, Sister (deceased)
  • Arlene Hamilton, Sister (deceased)


  • Visiting Hours Monday, January 13, 2020
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 14, 2020
  • Interment Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Pauline Barbara Ham

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Danielle Dadiego

January 14, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the Ham Family, sending our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Aunt Pauline, Love Linda Ham, Patty and Danielle 🙏

Mary Kopengafinch

January 14, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of her passing such a beautiful woman my sincer condolences to her family loved ones and friends. I’ll keep u all in my prayers

Lori Nieves

January 12, 2020

So sorry for your loss hugs to all of you! Lots of love being sent your way may Pauline rest in peace. XO

Ron & Nancy Legere

January 11, 2020

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January 11, 2020

Christine Damico

January 10, 2020

My condolences to you all, I loved her very Dearly, she was the sweetest woman I've ever known, her heart was pure like no other ,R.i.P. sweet Lady

Ron & Nancy Legere

January 10, 2020

Pug was such a special person in my life, a second home to many, My favorite place to hang out, She loved and share with everyone, Wish her the very best on her new journey, We thank God for her.

Tracy Vierra

January 10, 2020

I always called you Saint Nana because you would pray for me and anyone I asked you to and things always worked out without fail. You were the epitome of unconditional love and I felt that love just being near you. I will miss your crazy unique outlook on life, your always waiving goodby until we were completely out of sight and your own special brand of politics. I know all I have to do is look up and You will be there looking over me! I love you!!! Until we meet again....❤️