LOWVILLE, N.Y. —
Pauline Marie Johndrow,
92, passed away on Monday afternoon, July 2, at the Lewis
County Residential Health Care Facility. Prior to entering
the nursing home, Pauline had resided at Brookside Senior
Living Center and on Park Avenue.
She was born Sept. 10, 1919, in Croghan, a daughter of the
late Thomas and Petronella Ostroski DuFlo. After her
graduation from Father Leo Memorial High School, Pauline
graduated from Watertown School of Commerce.
She worked for Dr. Arthur Peckham in Watertown until her
marriage to A. Clarke Johndrow on August 12, 1942, at St.
Stephen’s Catholic Church, with Rev. Amadeus Burke
After their marriage,
Clarke was the distributor of Shell Oil in Lowville while
Pauline worked in the office. In 1952, the couple
bought DuFlo’s Shoe Store in Lowville, renamed the
business Clarke’s Shoes and together maintained it until
Clarke’s death in 1975. Pauline continued to own and
operate the business until selling it in 1981.
For many years, Pauline
managed the gift shop at Lewis County General Hospital for
the hospital auxiliary, while at the same time opening her
home to boarding guests on a short term basis. She welcomed
her guests with a smile and very much enjoyed visiting with
them and sharing stories. She also loved to knit and
cook. However, she was most proud of her family, especially
her grandchildren and loved spending time with them.
Mrs. Johndrow is survived
by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jacqueline
Johndrow of Warwick, NY; her grandson Anthony Phillip and
wife Elizabeth Inghram- Johndrow of Brooklyn and Nicole
Ardell Johndrow of Manhattan; her two brothers, James L.
DuFlo of Lowville and Thomas (Betty) DuFlo of Soft Maple;
sister, Isabel Bush also of Soft Maple and several nieces
In addition to her husband, Clarke, Pauline is predeceased
by her brother Francis DuFlo.
Mrs. Johndrow was a devoted member and communicant of St.
Peter’s Catholic Church where her funeral mass will be
celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, with Rev. Christopher
Carrara, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in St.
Stephen’s Cemetery in Croghan.
Family and friends may call 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday,
July 6, at the Sundquist Funeral Home.
Memorials in Pauline’s name may be made to the American
Condolences may be made on the online guest book at
Information provided by
Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown,