Kaul Funeral Home


Pauline Mary (Trapani) Cracchiolo

February 3, 1918February 17, 2021

Pauline Mary (Trapani) Cracchiolo, age 103, of Roseville, Michigan passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Pauline was born February 3, 1918, Detroit to Gabriel & Catherine (Stabile) Trapani. She married James Anthony Cracchiolo, on April 15, 1939 in Detroit, he pass April 17, 1990.

Pauline is survived by daughter Rosalie (Reginald) Mendenhall; grandchildren; Laura (Steve) Cracchiolo-Gruber, Dianna (Jason) Stadtherr, Gregory Mendenhall & David (Amy) Mendenhall, great-grandchildren; Eric, Julia, Michael, Lincoln, Adelaide & Victor.

Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Anthony James (Nelma) Cracchiolo, grandson Anthony James, and sisters Antonette & Anne.

Pauline was a long time member of Holy Innocents Catholic Church, where she was very active. She was loved by everyone and when she loved you back, it was completely and forever.

Visitation will be held Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 3-8PM at Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, MI 48066. A Funeral Mass will be Monday 10:00AM at Holy Innocents Catholic Church, 26100 Ridgmont, Roseville, MI 48066. Burial Monday at 11:45 AM at Resurrection Cemetery, 18201 Clinton River Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038. .

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Cracchiolo family.


  • Rosalie (Reginald) Mendenhall, Daughter
  • Laura (Steve) Cracchiolo-Gruber, Dianna (Jason) Stadtherr, Gregory Mendenhall & David (Amy) Mendenhall, Grandchildren
  • Eric, Julia, Michael, Lincoln, Adelaide & Victor, Great Grandchildren
  • James Anthony Cracchiolo, Husband (deceased)
  • Gabriel & Catherine (Stabile) Trapani, Parents (deceased)
  • Anthony James (Nelma) Cracchiolo, Son (deceased)
  • Anthony James, Grandson (deceased)
  • Antoinette & Anne, Sisters (deceased)


  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, February 22, 2021


Pauline Mary (Trapani) Cracchiolo

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Julie Cavataio

February 21, 2021

Aunt Pauline was a very special individual, someone who was able to teach others not only through her words but more importantly through her actions. Such a tender heart but so very strong and brave too. She taught me about leading with compassion, resilience and that a positive attitude makes all the difference in the world and tomorrow is another day. I will miss our long time correspondence but she left behind a life time of love and there is great comfort in that.

Walter Dzielsky

February 21, 2021

I worked with Tony Cracchiolo (Pauline's son) at Ford Credit from 1970 to 1981. He taught me a lot about the commercial finance business and life. He loved his family and in particular his mother and wife, Nelma. I never met Pauline but she raised a fine son! May she rest in peace.

Walt and Gloria Dzielsky