Demaine Funeral Home


Pauline "Polly" M. Ransone

July 15, 1929February 12, 2021

Age 91, of Annandale, VA, died peacefully, surrounded by her children, on Friday, February 12, 2021, at Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, following a sudden illness. Her beloved husband of 64 years, John T. Ransone, Jr., died in 2015. Loving mother to John Michael Ransone, of Williamsburg, VA, Debra R. Newbold (Mark), of Purcellville, VA, and James F. Ransone (Andrea), of Troy, MI, and Robert Andrew Ransone, who predeceased her in 1959; cherished grandmother to Emily Anderson, Megan Oravetz, Andrew Newbold, Tyler Newbold, Julia Newbold Cole, Rachel Ransone, Lindsey Ransone and Sarah Ransone; and nine great-grandchildren. Born into a Polish family in N. Chicago, IL, Pauline started her career as a switchboard operator at Bell Telephone. After moving to Virginia, she worked in telecommunications at Atlantic Research Corp., Alexandria, and retired after 30 years. Polly enjoyed cooking, family and friends, and continued to live vibrantly in her home and neighborhood of more than 50 years. An inspiration to all who knew her, she loved feeding people, keeping house, and sharing her old-world Polish remedies handed down to her by her mother. Following a funeral Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on May 18, 2021, at 11 a.m., Pauline will be laid to rest on May 19 at Arlington National Cemetery, with her husband and son. Donations to Capital Caring Health, who took such loving care of Pauline, are appreciated by her family.


18 May

Funeral Service

11:00 am

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

8800 Braddock Road
Annandale, VA 22003

19 May

Committal Service

11:00 am

Arlington National Cemetery

1 Memorial Ave
Arlington, VA 22211


Pauline "Polly" M. Ransone

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Bobbie Bickers

March 28, 2021

In loving memory of my very very good friend. Polly was my friend for over 35 yrs. Love and miss her very much.She was my shopping and lunch buddy. We cried and laughed and shared many memories together over the years. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend.🙏❤️😢

Susan Imperatore

March 26, 2021

I'm very sorry for your loss. I knew Polly from ARC. She was a very sweet woman.

Frank Walker

February 20, 2021

Polly loved to shop with my girl friend an her best friend Bobbie Bickers. She also made great banana bread An apple pie I miss her cause she was always kind to me and would ask about me on phone