Pauline (Diamond) Kaplan
Pauline (Diamond) Kaplan, 101, of Stafford Springs died Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at home. She was the widow of Meyer Kaplan. Born in Russia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ida Diamond. She lived in Stafford Springs since her marriage in 1941. Pauline owned and operated with her husband, Wassermans Department Store in Stafford Springs for over 30 years, until they retired in 1974. She was a member of Congregation Bnai Israel of Rockville for over 60 years, and past Matron of Baker Chapter of Eastern Star. She also volunteered at Johnson Memorial Hospital in the Gift Shop for over 25 years. Pauline was the beloved mother of Joanne Pasternack and her husband Saul M. of Bloomfield, and Mark W. Kaplan and his wife Regina of Milton, MA; cherished grandmother of Ira and Seth Pasternack, and Sam Kaplan; she also leaves her sister-in-law, Doris Diamond of West Hartford; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Harry Diamond and by six step-siblings. The family wishes to express deep gratitude to Naana Ansah for her loving care of Pauline for the past 3 ½ years.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 12, 2008 at 2:00 PM in Congregation Bnai Israel, 54 Talcott Ave., Rockville with Rabbi Marshal Press officiating. Interment will follow in Congregation Bnai Israel Cemetery, South Windsor. Shiva will be observed at the home of her daughter, 20 Burnwood Dr., Bloomfield through Monday evening. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation Bnai Israel, Rockville 06066, or to the Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Dr., West Hartford 06117, or to Temple Israel, Longwood and Jamaica Way, Boston, MA 02115. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Pauline with her family, please visit online at

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