Pauline Trampas, 95
Sept. 23, 1920 — April 11, 2016
Pauline Trampas, lovingly known to many as “Gran,” 95, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016, at her home in West Bend. Her final days were spent surrounded by her close family who absolutely adored her.
Pauline was born Sept. 23, 1920, in Chicago to Anna and James Poulos. She married George Trampas on Aug. 26, 1945, in Chicago.
Pauline was an incredibly strong, selfless and loving woman. She lost her husband at a young age, but she persevered and dedicated her life to her children and then her grandchildren. Her selfless commitment to family is her legacy and is evident in each generation that followed. Pauline found so much joy in caring for others and making people feel loved and appreciated. She warmed her table with Greek dishes from scratch for everyone to enjoy and warmed friends and family with hand-crocheted afghans and baby blankets. She formed special bonds with all of her loved ones, making each feel unique and important.
She will live on in the hearts of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as a model of the importance of family and love for others. She leaves countless loving memories to be cherished by her children, Carol (James) Miceli, John (Lisa) Trampas and Mary Beth (Larry) Wier; grandchildren, Megan (Michael) O’Connell, Katie (T.J.) Strachota, Sarah (Julian) Juergens, Nick Wier, Chris Wier, Lauren Wier, Alex Wier and Sam Wier; great-grandchildren, Peter and Eleanor O’Connell, Lauren, Patrick, and Joey Strachota, and Hannah Juergens; sister, Jayne Vlamis; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Trampas; brother, Chris Poulos; and sister, Dena Speropulos.
Following Pauline’s wishes, immediate family gathered to remember her last week. A memorial celebration is planned for mid-May and is being organized by her children.